Barista has The Goods

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By DENISE S. CAHILL

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, which helped set up the cof­fee shop at the LandCor­powned space, and started work­ing for FORM when the restau­rant closed.

Josh, 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 re­vi­tal­is­ing 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. Ms He­witt said funds gen­er­ated would be chan­nelled into FORM’s pro­grams.

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Josh Blen­ner­has­sett in the new Cof­fee Pod.

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