Game-changing new coffee shop to break new ground in north Fort Worth
There’s a new coffee shop coming to Keller/far north Fort Worth, and the owner hopes you’ll stick around long enough to finish a second cup.
Called Good Company Coffee, it’s the brainchild of Robin Dunivan, a local businesswoman, and her husband, Grant. After successful careers in banking and insurance, they decided to build the coffee shop of their dreams.
“We wanted to do something in our community and for our community,” she says. “Our goal is to create a place for people to connect and just be together.”
It'll be located in a new, one-story building at 5729 Golden Triangle Blvd. - one of five business storefronts in a strip center anchored by an outdoor patio, where Dunivan hopes to eventually host live music.
But she'll start out slow, with coffee and pastries.
“We have a lot of potential for it to grow but we are just going to start simple and see where it takes us,” she says.
She’s currently building out the full team, which includes a top-secret, world-class coffee consultant. "I’m not ready to share the name just yet," she says.
But she does disclose some game-changing details designed to make Good more personable than the run-of-the-mill coffee house. For one thing, they'll be using a Modbar-style setup, vs. the traditional espresso machine.
Modbar is the sibling to famed coffee equipment manufacturer La Marzocco, in which the espresso machine is built under the bar, with only a beer tap-type spout for the coffee breaking the hip-height countertop.
"It's not this big, clunky machine on the counter,” she says. "When a customer comes up to the counter, you can actually see each other.”
The style has been embraced by forward-thinking shops such as La Reunion Coffee in Bishop Arts and the new Starbucks that just opened at 1924 Abrams Pkwy. in Lakewood.
They're also instituting an even more radical policy: To help foster the spirit of community, Good Company Coffee will not have a drive-through, bucking a terrible drive-thru-centric trend that's recently emerged in the coffee world.
But it will be “digital forward,” with QR codes on tables for easy, contact-less ordering options.
“We want to be a destination place,” Dunivan says.