HEXE COFFEE CO.
Dedicated to shifting the perception of specialty coffee, Hexe Coffee Co. opened their first cafe and expanded roastery on Diversey Parkway in late 2019. Through creative collaboration, concept refinement, engineering, detailing, ultimately fabrication and installation, Bader Art Metal brought life to the design vision set forth by owner Parker Slade and designer, Jordyn Dickson.
Playing on the name, meaning "witch" in German, set the stage for dark finishes including blackened steel and brass accents. Offset by the warmth of oak casks and burlap bags, an expansive steel and glass wall features an 8-pane barn door and recessed lock set, offering a look into the roastery. Expanded metal transom and sidelites match the hanging soffit above the main bar. Behind the service bar, welded steel frames with expanded metal shelves house drink ware, growlers and several bottles of Jeppson's Malört – a Chicago cult classic. Before leaving, coffee enthusiasts can shop the custom fabricated retail display. The floating frame with expanded metal panel includes fixed height, formed steel shelves with waterfall detail.