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Triangle Coffee Will Expand to Boston City Hall Next Week

The Somerville-based company also has a third location in the works, opening later this summer.

Triangle Coffee in Somerville
Triangle Coffee in Somerville

Triangle Coffee, which launched as a "mobile coffee stand" inside Somerville's Brooklyn Boulders in September 2014, is on the verge of debuting a second outpost, this one inside Boston City Hall, co-founder Ottavio Siani tells Eater. It will replace the temporary Boston Brewin Coffee stand, according to the Globe.

The new Triangle location, an initiative spearheaded by the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, will open on Monday, July 6, offering a "full menu of espresso drinks made on a top-of-the-line La Marzocco GS3 and pour over coffee brewed in Chemexes (based in Chicopee, MA)," says Siani. There will also be Gracenote Coffee (based in Berlin, MA and working on opening up a shop in Boston's Leather District), pastries from Swissbakers in Allston, and other foods prepared by the Triangle Coffee team.

At the Somerville location, Triangle also utilizes a La Marzocco GS3 and Chemexes. There, the coffee is roasted by California-based Blue Bottle Coffee.

The idea behind Triangle Coffee, according to Siani, is to build community "by designing, building, and operating unique high-end mobile coffee bars in underutilized spaces." To that end, City Hall is a natural spot to set up shop. "While City Hall is often portrayed as an imposing or ugly building," says Siani, "we feel the front foyer in particular is austere and beautiful. As proof, architecture students from around Boston are often found sitting and sketching the interior. We will complement the clean design of the interior with a custom-built espresso and pour over bar."

Triangle Coffee will be open in City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. In Somerville, it's open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Siani also notes that a third location is on the way later this summer; it'll be at the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport District. Keep an eye on Triangle's Instagram feed, @trianglecoffee, for updates and for photos of coffee shops around the world that inspire the team.

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