DoubleShot's new Rookery is a reclaimed masterpiece
The new location replaced the original DoubleShot two blocks east that Brian Franklin founded 15 years ago.
Brian Franklin cares about quality — so much so, he travels across the globe getting to know the farmers who grow the coffee he roasts and serves at DoubleShot Coffee Co.
His new, two-story coffee shop at 1633 S. Boulder Ave. echoes that focus, along with another passion: sustainability.
The new location — which replaced the original DoubleShot two blocks east that Franklin founded 15 years ago — was constructed with materials from at least four former structures, including an old Indiana barn he had disassembled, moved to Tulsa and reconstructed.
Solar panels keep the lights on and coffee grinders whirring, and there are plans for two Tesla chargers in the parking lot.
“My goal has always been to push the coffee experience forward, and I’m not willing to compromise,” Franklin says.
Double the yum
DoubleShot Coffee Co. already had a reputation for great coffee and homemade pastries. Owner and roastmaster Brian Franklin says its new location at 1633 S. Boulder Ave. will allow the shop to double its food and drink production.
He says customers can expect some rich dessert items, pretzels, more scones and items inspired by food he has eaten in his travels to coffee origins.
In addition to meeting areas and patio seating, the two-story location has a large open kitchen and a roastery with picture windows, allowing customers to see the magic for themselves. “Environment has a big impact on taste,” Franklin says, referring to the new shop. “I think the coffee will taste even better.”