Places we Love that Love Plants: Florin Coffee, North Linden
We're excited to share our next plant-loving business with you: Florin Coffee. They're just down the street from Oakland (lucky us!) and have become a favorite stop for delicious and well made caffeinated beverages. We love their hot coffees on these cold days, and really love their life-affirming, plant-filled store window! Here's our Q & A with co-owner, Joelle Hochstedler.
How many plants do you have in your business?
How have you acquired your plants (purchases? gifts? employee cast-offs?)
Many were purchased from our favorite Oakland Nursery! We also have had a few customers donate plants.
What prompted you to include plants in your space?
We have large store front bay windows that get a lot of sun. They were just begging for some plants.
Who takes care of your plants? Do you have a plant-parent on your staff?
We have a wonderful friend, Brooke Miller, who tends to the plants and rotates her own in and out as well! She does a great job!
How do your clients, customers, or guests respond to your plant collection?
People love the plants. :) We want out coffee shop to be a peaceful, welcoming place, and plants definitely contribute to that vibe!
What's your favorite thing/s about having plants in your business?
I love the beautiful shadows they make on the wall in the morning light.
(All photos provided by Florin Coffee.)