St Louis, MO 63118
- Sun, Sat 10am-4pm, Tue-Fri 9am-4pm
- All Major Credit Cards, MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club, cash
- Snack Food
- Not Necessary
Riverfront Times' Description
Sump Coffee treats coffee like a sculptor handles a chunk of clay -- patient, calculated movements that result in a veritable work of art. So, yeah, this is not the place for a quick pit stop, or venti cappuccinos or lattes. Head barista Scott Carey carefully approaches each drink with the utmost care. For example, he'll brew El Salvadoran coffee roasted by Chicago's Intelligentsia using a Chemex (glass) brewer, while, on the other hand, he'll brew a Panamanian coffee from the same source in a ceramic Beehive coffee dripper. We didn't really follow that, either, but the end result is there for the tasting: rich flavor and a powerful rush of caffeine.
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Baristas at Sump brew El Salvadoran coffee roasted by Chicago's Intelligentsia using a Chemex (glass) brewer. The end result is rich flavor and a powerful rush of caffeine! http://bit.ly/18MUjN8
Winner of Best Coffeehouse in ALIVE's 2013 Hot List!
Best coffee in all of St. Louis, a truly knowledgable owner who cares about the true expression of coffee in a its brew methods.
Yow!!! It doesn't get any better than this machine. And slow Japan drip to boot!
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