A retail developer, a metrowest coffee roaster, and a roving barista are joining forces to bring the Leather District a new coffee shop. Boston Magazine reports that Jesse Baerkahn of retail advisory firm Graffito SP divided his 1,100-square foot office, located at 108 Lincoln St., to share space with roastery Gracenote Coffee and The Coffee Trike. The shop will open "early this spring," according to the magazine.
The Coffee Trike, operated by Alessandro "San" Bellimo, has given Dewey Square and beyond a buzz since 2012, the same year that Patrick Barter founded Gracenote and began sourcing and roasting fine coffee beans in Berlin, Massachusetts. The Leather District cafe will be the first brick-and-mortar shop for both businesses.
Bellimo told the magazine that Baerkahn's office will remain in the back of 108 Lincoln St., while "the most beautiful part of the space, the part that’s also the most accessible to the public, is dedicated to the espresso bar. There’s really nothing else like it in Boston."
The coffee guys invested in state-of-the-art equipment and will serve espresso drinks, coffee (including cold-brew on tap and on nitro), tea, and pastries. When it opens, the new shop will operate from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on weekends.