Four’s a Charm for Kaldis Coffees
ST. LOUIS, MO/March 25, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) In a coffee shop, people seem to be able to comfortably be themselves. They can speak openly; they can laugh out loud; they can engage with strangers; they can read whatever they want or get their work done. And, they can stay as long as they choose. Coffee shops serve as a gathering place for communication and congregation, in both verbal and nonverbal terms.
The interpersonal opportunities that are afforded by coffee shops are part of what makes that business model so popular and successful. They are places to ‘see and be seen’ – an important aspect of human nature. Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company which first came to St. Louis’ DeMun neighborhood in 1994 understands that concept well and has flourished from it.
The company is especially busy this year with new cafes popping up all around St. Louis. After opening its brand-new Gerhart location in Midtown at the beginning of the month, they recently announced there are three more local locations in the works by the end of the year.
The Mid Campus Center (MCC) cafe at Washington University Medical School is slated to open in April and the coffee shop’s third new project will occupy the beautiful Citygarden building in sculpture park downtown. That location, at 808 Chestnut St. was previously home to Death in The Afternoon.
The Citygarden coffee shop will be sort of a test kitchen for new food and drink items that will be introduced at the other cafes. It will also offer more brunch items, cold-brew coffee, nitro cold brew, sparkling teas and limited cocktails. And, it should be up and running just in time for opening day at the ballpark.
The fourth and final new 2017 shop will be located in the heart of the popular Central West End. It will sit inside the Euclid, the mixed-use Central West End development currently under construction by the Koman Group and also feature the current Kaldi’s Coffee menu as well as coffees and teas on tap.
Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. with its high-quality green, unroasted coffees from the world’s best farms and co-ops will then not only have numerous locations in the St. Louis area, but also locations in Columbia, Missouri, Kansas City metro area and Atlanta.