BARISTA Josh Blennerhassett has crossed the train tracks in Claremont to run FORM’s new Coffee Pod at The Goods Shed.
The barista of six years worked at Asado on St Quentin Avenue that helped set up the coffee shop at the LandCorp owned space, and started working for FORM when the restaurant closed.
Mr Blennerhassett, whose parents own Blennerhassett Fine Jewellers, said FORM’s current exhibition, Worn Land, resonated with him because of his family’s business.
“It’s really different to what they do but it really resonates with me,” he said.
The Coffee Pod opened in August and was part of FORM and LandCorp’s plans to reactivate the public space.
FORM curator Mollie Hewitt said the aim was to bring people to the area daily rather than once a month when the exhibition changed.
“People are excited to see a space in the area reactivated that’s been sitting unused,” Mollie said.
“We’re getting a lot of commuters and people on their way to work.”
Any profits from the shop will go to FORM, a non-profit organisation.
Mollie said any funds generated would be channelled in to FORM’s programs.