The coffee chain Espresso Roasters opened in Brooklyn, New York, in 1997.
In 2015, the coffee giant announced plans to open a second shop in the city.
The coffee giant bought out a neighboring chain called Red Roast, but it was never able to close its first location.
In the years since, Espresso has grown into a global brand that has become a cornerstone of the coffee industry.
In a bid to diversify its product line, the company launched a coffee bar, espresso lounge, coffee bar and coffee shop in New York last month.
The bar was initially billed as a “premium” spot, but according to an Espresso spokesperson, the price point was $30 a pop.
The location at 723 Madison Avenue in Brooklyn has since been renamed Espresso Lounge, and now features a coffee station, cafe, a bar and a kitchen with a seating capacity of 1,800.
Espresso is currently offering free shipping on orders over $200, with plans to expand the service to other locations in the coming months.
In addition to Espresso’s plans to make a coffee in Brooklyn this month, the brand is currently planning a “new espresso experience” in the form of a coffee-making class for students.
“We want to give back to the community in a way that is meaningful, but also fun,” Espresso CEO Tom Beasley told the New York Post in an email.
“It is an opportunity to give students a fun opportunity to learn and work on their craft with Espresso coffee, and to work alongside an experienced Espresso barista to make the perfect espresso.”
Beasley said he’s already started to receive inquiries about classes.
“Our goal is to have classes for all of our students,” he said.
“In the meantime, we will be hosting the classes through August and we will have a weekly program, too.”
Espresso Coffee Bar will be open for classes from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Wednesdays through Saturdays, and on Sundays from 1 p.b.m to 6 p.a.m, and it will be offering espresso and latte options for students to choose from.
The cafe, which will open in 2019, will offer a “small coffee” and a “large coffee” with a $1.99 per cup fee, with the latter offering a selection of beans and toppings.
It will also be open on Fridays and Saturdays.
For more, read our story about Espresso Cafe.