With the goal of standing out in an already crowded coffee market, Te Aro wanted an identity that conveyed a sense of quality, trustworthiness and fun to promote its locally produced, air-roasted premium coffee. The new company’s identity, packaging, website and signage also needed to convey credibility and create instant presence to support growth in wholesale and service contracts for high-end restaurants and cafes.
Akendi understood our vision and actualized it through their design process. Their identity design for te aro is distinctive
and creative, and they produced excellent visuals for our store, including packaging, labels, and business cards.
Director, Te Aro (Pilot Coffee Roasters), Jessie Wilkin
Akendi first conducted a workshop to help determine the audience, brand contact scenarios and the competitive landscape, which was used
to guide the design process. The solution is a simple, modern and bold design that reflects the distinctive yet approachable qualities of Te Aro Roasted.
The warm and inviting colour palette incorporates colours chosen to reflect the natural beauty of coffee berries and beans and to represent Te Aro’s exotic coffee flavours.
Te Aro’s packaging and brand have been received with great enthusiasm by customers and critics alike. The branding helped Te Aro win the Krups
Cup of Excellence award, which recognizes top indie cafes in Canada. In just one year, they were able to open a second location and have evolved the brand into a network of cafes and
roasters. The package design was also a finalist in the Design Edge Regional Design Awards.
Akendi is a human experience design firm, leveraging equal parts
experience research and creative design excellence. We provide
strategic insights and analysis about customer and user behaviour and
combine this knowledge with inspired design. The results enable
organizations to improve effectiveness, engage users and provide
remarkable customer experiences to their audiences.
Akendi is an Experience Thinking™
innovation firm in digital user experience. We are specialists
consulting for companies and organizations. Located in Toronto and
Ottawa, Canada as well as London and Cambridge, UK.