The duo roasts the coffee in the basement with beans from Brazil, Ethiopia, Sumatra, Columbia, Timor, Kenya, and Guatemala. Originally, the roaster was upstairs, when the shop opened on Saint Patrick’s Day, but Raimo said it was too loud and smoky.
“Myself and my son are extremely passionate about coffee,” Raimo said.
The father-son business experiments with many different blends of coffee and its 4-bean espresso but also sell each country’s roasts separately by the pound.
The small shop has a retro, urban feel to it with old diner-style stools, chrome with red cushions, at high-top tables and a stand-up bar with a large 1934 Coca-Cola sign on the wall. You won’t find any couches or comfy chairs in the coffee boutique either.