Sump Coffee

I started drinking coffee during my first summer as a corporate sales and marketing intern in St. Louis, Missouri.  Once a co-worker got me hooked, I was brewing at least a few pots a day for our department.  My “relationship” with coffee lasted for about a decade.  After changing my diet and lifestyle, I stopped drinking coffee and discovered a whole new way to “have a java.”  These days, I typically pass on coffee and coffee-based drinks.  However, I will make an exception, if the coffee is served in a unique or culturally-specific way.


During a recent visit to my hometown, I had the opportunity to experience Sump Coffee.  Located in South City, Sump is just minutes away from the place where my coffee addiction started years ago.  It’s owner, Scott Carey, is [literally] the brain behind this shop.  A former Manhattan-based attorney, Scott shed his suits, shirts, and salary to return home and create something special.  Scott is passionate about coffee and prepared to school you.  It’s all about the bean!


Scott puts his heart and soul into every pour, and it comes through in each drink.  His attention to detail results in a delicious beverage that you’ll want to savor while seated.  I like to think of it as “love in a mug.”  And who can resist a mug like that?


Scott made me a dirty soy chai that warmed my heart and put a smile on my face.  I enjoyed it and the atmosphere so much, that I returned for a soy latte and more details about his journey.  You can read his amazing story hereSump Coffee is located at 3700 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118.

If you love coffee, and you’re in St. Louis, you wanna be startin’ “Sumpin’!”

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