Thursday, March 19, 2015

Owners of Gracenote and The Coffee Trike Opening Gracenote Coffee in Boston

The people behind a micro coffee roaster and a mobile cafe are joining up to debut a brick-and-mortar espresso bar in downtown Boston.

Boston Magazine is reporting that Patrick Barter of Gracenote Coffee and Alessandro "San" Bellino, of The Coffee Trike are collaborating on a project that will bring a coffee shop to Lincoln Street in the Leather District, working with Jesse Baerkahn of the retail development and urban advisory firm Graffito SP to open the espresso bar in the front half of Graffito's office. The article says that the space will include Graffito's headquarters in the back, a conference room/public cupping area that is off to the side, and the shop (which will be open seven days a week) by the front entrance.

Gracenote Coffee is a coffee roaster based in Berlin, MA, while The Coffee Trike is set up on a seasonal basis in Dewey Square on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

[April 27 update: According to a licensing board page within the City of Boston website, it looks like the new espresso bar on Lincoln Street will be called Gracenote Coffee.]

[September 29 update: Eater Boston states that The Coffee Trike will be shutting down over the next couple of weeks, as Bellino and Barter get ready to open their new espresso bar.]

[October 14 update: A poster on the Chowhound site says that Gracenote Coffee is now open on Lincoln Street.]

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