REDBAR Espresso & Market was founded December 31st of 2012 by Dr. Michael Bucknell and Kevin Anderson. The story is worth sharing. Dr. Bucknell, a well known Chiropractor, author, and internet health educator, loved coffee.
The R in REDBAR stands for Responsible. Dr. Bucknell as an outspoken health advocate and educator knows through years of patient encounters that the most difficult part of maintaining health is living in a culture that is not conducive to the same high standards. It’s like trying to be a healthy fish in a sick tank.
A great experience is only partially made by great food and drinks. Of equal importance is the environment and the customer service. When designing REDBAR there was particular emphasis on creating an engaging and social environment. Typical coffee shops are typical. Browns and greens, antiques and fraternity house couches.
Everything we do is Deliberate. For instance we are asked “why don’t you have a drive thru?”. While it removes having to get out of your car, it also removes the experience we are committed to. Why do we only give a chocolate when ordered in a house mug and not a to-go cup?