An urban coffee farm and brew bar has popped up in the CBD of Melbourne, Australia. One hundred and twenty trees have temporarily inhabited the red stairs of the public amphitheatre located on the Yarra River. Design firm HASSELL designed the farm to be the centrepiece of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival until March 17th.


Shipping containers, timber pallets and packing crates have been incorporated to visualise the journey that coffee beans take before they become coffee. The assembly of make-shift furniture and trees create a unique ambience. It has been designed to get people thinking about the origins of their coffee. The inspiration came from:

 “a desire to evoke the still somewhat mysterious and exotic geographies associated with the source of coffee.”

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