For many coffee aficionados, the brew method of choice is perhaps the simplest: the pour over. At least that's the preferred technique of barista champion John Yeh. Guided by his expertise and business acumen, Yeh’s company iDrip has created a variety of smart pour-over coffeemakers where each drop produced is, according to Yeh, “a drop of science.” For Creative Expo Taiwan, iDrip teamed up with local firm 3+2 Design Studio to create the iDrip Coffee Lab display and tasting experience, which enables coffee enthusiasts to savor a cup while learning about its origins.
Leaning into the scientific elements behind iDrip, 3+2 Design Studio opted for white walls to enhance the luminosity of the space where different beans are displayed in glass test tubes and beakers. Around the perimeter, metal tables, similar to the ones used in laboratories, showcase iDrip machines. A blackboard illustrated with coffeemaker blueprints in the style of Leonardo Da Vinci's scientific illustrations adds an element of art to the space, while referencing the namesake of iDrip’s latest machine. Surrounded by bags of coffee, which feature the faces and stories of master baristas, guests can indulge in rich aromas and flavor profiles while getting a first-hand look into the inner workings of the minds and machines that bring coffee to life.