Destination: Blueprint Coffee
On Monday, Sept. 2, Blueprint Coffee opened its doors to the masses thirsting for its house roasts and specialty brewing methods. Blueprint is a collaborative effort, for sure, with an impressive lineup of coffee experts behind the bar: Andrew Timko, Kevin Reddy, Mazi Razani and Norma Brady, all formerly of Kaldi’s Coffee; Mike Marquard of Half & Half; and Brian Levine.
The newest addition to St. Louis’ third wave coffee scene (think Sump and Comet Coffee), Blueprint focuses on microroasts, selective specialty brewing techniques and consumer education. The Brew Bar is front and center at Blueprint, featuring four daily brews—Adulina from Ethiopia, Cesmach from Mexico, Kagumoini from Kenya and a decaf option. The rest of the menu includes a variety of espresso drinks, a selection of teas from The London Tea Room, pastries from Comet Coffee’s microbakery, granola from Half & Half, yogurt from Heartland Creamery and spreads from Marcoot Jersey Creamery and Baetje Farms.
As if the menu didn’t already speak volumes about Blueprint’s commitment to collaboration and community, roaster Andrew Timko recently forged an alliance called STL Roaster’s Group. The organization consists of local coffee gurus with the like-minded goal of strengthening St. Louis’ coffee culture. Members to date include Blueprint, Kaldi’s, Sump, Goshen, Mississippi Mud, Kuva Coffee and Gelateria Del Leone. (Interested parties can contact Timko at email@example.com.)
Blueprint Coffee is open Monday from 7am-2pm and Tuesday-Sunday from 7am-7pm.
6225 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.266.6808