Gracenote Coffee softly opened yesterday afternoon in downtown Boston after passing a health inspection, according to the shop's Twitter feed. This new espresso bar resulted from a partnership between The Coffee Trike and Gracenote Coffee Roasters.
Alessandro "San" Bellino started cycling his roving coffee shop around Dewey Square in 2012, the same year Patrick Barter founded Gracenote in Berlin, Massachusetts. Bellino's coffee trike was Barter's first account, according to Boston Magazine. This is the first brick-and-mortar for Bellino and the first retail location for Gracenote.
Support from Jesse Baerkahn of retail advisory firm Graffito SP made the espresso bar possible. Baerkahn divided his 1,100-square-foot office to make room for Gracenote to set up shop.
The shop will offer "specially filtered, nitrogen-charged cold brew coffee" on tap in addition to a regular rotation of coffee, espresso, and tea.
Gracenote is now officially open at 108 Lincoln St. from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.