CoffeeWorks Cafe, a new coffee shop at the Corporate Research Center, opened during the first week of December in 2012 and is catching the attention of the Blacksburg community.
The cafe, a ‘We Proudly Serve’ Starbucks location, provides an open space for a variety of activities, such as socializing, doing projects and meetings, said Mike Soriano, general manager of the
“We’ve got plenty of parking, plenty of seats, there’s usually no line at the counter, so you can come here and get the exact same coffee you’re getting at all of the crowded Starbucks and Paneras and such,” Soriano
“You can come here and get it and be in and out in two minutes. We just have so much more space here and it’s not
The eccentric furniture, numerous amenities and the free wi-fi and printing at CoffeeWorks make it especially accommodating for work and
“I like that I can park my car, walk in, get my coffee, go upstairs and work. It’s convenient,” said Shana Williams, a service level specialist at the CRC and frequenter of the
Williams also appreciates the many areas to plug in laptops and the natural light dispersed throughout the
The unusual furniture in CoffeeWorks was sold to the CRC at an affordable price by Herman Miller, a furniture company, in exchange for research regarding its popularity with
CoffeeWorks is starting to host events as well, such as the Sweet Jazz concert on Friday April 12.
Soriano says that CoffeeWorks may start hosting one event every month to two months depending on how well the first few go.