Coffee roaster officially opens coffee shop on Central Avenue

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A local coffee roaster cut the ceremonial ribbon Tuesday on a new coffee and espresso bar on Central Avenue.

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Buona Caffe Artisan Roasted Coffee, 1858 Central Ave., covers 1,550 square feet, space for coffee bean production and seating for about 38 customers, in addition to a separate room available for a meeting space.

When John and Pat Curry began roasting coffee in a smaller shop across the street three years ago, customers often suggested they open a coffee shop. But with only about 550 square feet, they just didn’t have the space, he said.

“We grind and brew the coffee by the cup when you come in, and we’re the only people in Augusta to do that,” Curry said.

Organic loose-leaf teas are on the menu, in addition to organic baked treats such as blueberry carrot muffins and vegetable quiche by Washington, Ga., baker Southern Scratch.

Buona Caffe supplies many local restaurants and offers bags of coffee for individual purchase.

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countyman 08/20/13 - 06:03 pm
Moving forward

I hope the news is also shared on the facebook page too. I didn't see the proposed mid rise residential tower in the Medical District on their. Midtown and Summerville are both really growing in 2012. Hopefully the area can resemble the Virgina Highland area in Atlanta, Georgia.

The First Thursday events should be expected, and the city will need to improve the walkability of the area.

The city of Augusta desperately needs to have compact areas outside of the CBD who can offer retail, boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, etc in walking distance of each other. The Medical District, Olde Town, Laney Walker, Midtown, Harrisburg, and Summerville.

Virginia Highland


Purple Cow Frozen Yogurt shop is opening at 1419 Monte Sano, new residential at 2471/2473 Wrightsboro rd, townhomes at 1861 Central Ave, doctors office at 2300 Wrightsboro rd, etc...

...point to ponder
...point to ponder 08/20/13 - 07:59 pm
...ditto countryman

Thumbs up to all your comments.

Dixieman 08/23/13 - 06:15 am
Going to go over there and try it

Though I can think of better neighborhoods. Anyway, good luck to these entrepreneurial folks! They are worth 100 Obamas or more and are what made this country great.

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