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Coffee Week – Day 5

Sump Coffee is located along Jefferson Avenue just south of downtown St. Louis. The old building and brick facade are good examples of St. Louis architecture, and the painted windows make it clear that the coffee shop lies inside. The interior also exhibits wonderful old brick and rich woods that lends an old world feel to the environment. The room is dominated by the bar area, which looks a bit like a chemist’s lab with a panoply of coffee making implements and supplies. Sump’s menu is sparse, as its goal is to make the coffee the star and bring out the nuances of each roast. As a result, the drink options are meant to highlight the different types of coffee. While we can’t comment on any specific drinks, each visit to Sump has been a very good and interesting experience. The coffee shop constantly rotates the types of beans they have, sourced from all over the world, so visitors can try something new each time they visit. The character of the coffee always stands out, so it invites you to slow down a bit and enjoy each sip as opposed to grabbing a coffee to go just to get some caffeine. Sump is an enjoyable place to visit and a must for anyone who fancies artisan coffee.

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Side Note: Sump has recently opened a second location in Nashville.