Revelator Coffee has opened its second upscale coffee bar, in Chattanooga, Tenn., with several more locations planned throughout the U.S. South.
The Chattanooga bar, including a two-group Slayer espresso machine and Alpha Dominche Steampunks for tea brewing, bears a strong resemblance to the Relevator flagship bar that opened in Birminghama, Ala. in January. Multiple stations are fit into and under long concrete and wood slabs with ample seating on each of the bar’s long sides. The workings of the bar itself are highlighted by the recessed lighting and clean lines of the white wall and ceiling installation.
The shop, in the city’s Northshore area, is being managed by two ambassadors of quality coffee in Chattanooga, Adam Bunger and Sarah Elliott, who each came from Pasha Coffee & Tea, which closed in the city’s historic St. Elmo district late last year.
“By the end of this year we hope to have five to seven locations open across the Southeast, but we want each one of our bars to operate as part of the local scene,” says Revelator Coffee Marketing Director Meredith Singer. “We knew we needed strong leaders. Adam and Sarah are passionate about this coffee community and Chattanooga as a whole.”
Revelator’s next shop is will be in downtown New Orleans at 637 Tchoupitoulas St. For more on the company’s plans for regional domination, check out our feature from a year ago.
Nick Brown is the editor of Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine.