Pegasus Coffee House was established back in 1979 as the first coffee house on Bainbridge Island – a friendly place about 30 minutes by ferry from downtown Seattle, WA. The beans were roasted out back, the food was made from scratch and the location (in an ivy-covered brick building down on the waterfront in Eagle Harbor) quickly became a local landmark.
As Pegasus approaches it’s 40th anniversary, the Coffee House has a new owner in executive chef Kell Killian and his family (most of whom also work in the store). Kell initially worked alongside Tim Castle as a coffee sample roaster preparing beans from around the world for customers including Starbucks, Peet’s, & Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf), before spending the past two decades as a chef in California, North Carolina, Washington, DC, & Guam.
For 2019, the Killian family engaged Chemistry Productions to help present a refreshed version of this beloved island institution, remaking the company’s operations and utilizing an all-new website as the hub of the Pegasus online/offline brave new world. Beyond the website, Chemistry has also helped create a whole new Pegasus branding package that includes a cohesive corporate identity in message, graphic and moodboard alike, coordinated social media engagement and local user review outreach strategies, the first-ever Pegasus eCommerce store, and an exclusive new range of custom merchandise for sale both online in the eCommerce store and offline on Bainbridge Island itself.
Leveraging the new website alongside the refreshed offerings and interior of the real-world Coffee House, Chemistry is deepening and expanding working relationships for the Killians with the Pacific Northwest’s finest business, farming, and artisanal community partners to forge an evolved and expanded vision of the Pegasus Coffee House, one that can propel the next 40 years of good food, tasty beverages and community love.