WHITMAN — The relocated Bostonian Barber Shop and Restoration Coffee offers customers a pristine shared space where they can sip a fresh brew while waiting for a crew (cut) — or just stop on for a quality caffeine fix for the train ride to work.
On Tuesday, May 8, owner Matt Wood officially opened Restoration Coffee at 401 South Avenue — serving only organic products with espresso drinks, lattes, mocha, tea, and of course coffee.
The Bostonian Barber has tripled their workspace with natural light and a comfy lounge area for clients. The entire setting is modern and clean with a rustic mix of brick, white tiling and ship lap wood.
Matt Wood and Eric Zaitz owner of Bostonian Barber began working seven days a week starting last January gutting and redesigning and rebuilding with a nook set up for his coffee vision.
“It is the freshest cup of coffee you will ever have,” he said of his java menu.
Wood uses a pour-over coffee method, which is manually poured coffee after grinding and measuring the beans for the perfect extraction. His beans are single origin from Central Africa and Guatemala.
So farm the mochas are popular with clients a double shot of espresso whole milk and chocolate similar to a latte but a bit sweeter as are the Dirty Matcha lattes — tea with a shot of espresso — also a well-regarded suggestion.
The brand Restoration Coffee for Wood came when he decided to find a rewarding career change and to “restore himself.”
His background in the industry cultivated from pure love of coffee and the quest for a product he could serve with pride. As a mechanic for BMW and Tesla for 15 years Wood is mechanically inclined, and constantly educates himself. He is also a talented photographer. He was shooting over 50 weddings a year, he said.
“Before that I have always wanted to own a coffee shop and I got the opportunity. I wanted to start out with something small when barbershop owner Eric Zaitz said he was moving to a bigger space,” said Wood.
Wood spends time prepping his dried beans in small containers each day. Speedwell Coffee is his local distributor in Plymouth where the beans are roasted.
All drinks are either brewed hot or poured over ice for a cold coffee. Wood grew up locally and resides in East Bridgewater. He lives with his wife Heather and two boys.
Every month Wood will have different single-origin beans, no blended beans like larger coffee chains. He will also have batch brew all year, of Columbian coffee for customers who like to keep their cup of Joe predictable.