President, St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities
Italians are masters in many noble fields and endeavors, including the sacrosanct art of drinking coffee. From the vocabulary associated with the beverage and the development of machinery to brew it to a wide variety of coffee blends and some of the world’s oldest cafés, Italy has left an indelible mark on how the world discusses, drinks, and enjoys this celebrated beverage. The enticing flavor of espresso is praised throughout the country and Italians have created an entire science around ordering, brewing and drinking it. Wherever you go in Italy, you can be 100% sure to find a church... and a bar serving coffee.
So, you may ask, what does this extravagant spiel on Italians and their love affair with coffee have to do with the new ownership of The Gelateria Coffee Company on South Grand Avenue in St Louis? Well, you see, the lovely new owners of this cozy café, Andrew and Amanda Fair, are deeply cognizant of authentic Italian coffee culture. Their passion for coffee is revealed through the careful roasting of their beans to the meticulous preparation and beautiful presentation of their cappuccinos and espressos.
To all Italians in St. Louis - and to lovers of all things Italian - please consider making The Gelateria Coffee Company on Grand Avenue your next favorite place for your morning caffelatte, your after-dinner espresso, or an afternoon gelato with friends. Newly renovated, The Gelateria Coffee Company provides a comfortable yet refined atmosphere. For the few Triestini in St Louis, you'll certainly be surprised that they offer a "capo in b". For those unfamiliar with this Triestine custom, I've provided a video on how to make it.
The Gelateria Coffee Company is located at 3197 South Grand Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63118. Their hours of operation are Monday - Thursday 8 am - 8 pm and Friday - Sunday 8 am - 9 pm. If you're looking for authentic Italian gelato and coffee, Andrew and Amanda Fair have done a tremendous job of recreating a taste of the old world in our diverse St Louis community.