"We're excited to bring a neighborhood coffee shop back to the River Market community," Stevens says. "We want to connect with our neighbors and be open for times that fit into their life."
Quay (prounced key) Coffee is named for the historic area of the River Market in which it's located.
"Quay means dock or harbor. We like the idea that we could be that for people," Stipp says.
"We have this open bar experience, where you can see and interact with everything," Stevens says.
And the baristas, Liz Stevens among them, will have plenty for customers to see. Quay Coffee is serving Oddly Correct beans via a pour-over method in v60 and Chemex coffeemakers.
"We fell in love with the guys at Oddly because of the passion they put behind the coffee. They do everything with purpose. Even their hours are limited because they want to spend the time roasting the coffee and perfecting the science," Stevens says.
In order to further showcase Oddly Correct, Quay Coffee will offer only vanilla and chocolate flavorings. The coffee menu is purposely limited with mochas, lattes, iced and hot coffee in 6, 8 and 10 oz. sizes.
"While people may want a 20 oz. frappe-mocha, we're hoping we can get someone to try an 8 oz. mocha so they get the right ratio of milk to coffee and can experience both as they're meant to be experienced," Stevens says.
Quay Coffee has free wireless Internet and a meeting space. Stipp and Stevens converted a storage space that can accommodate up to 30 people. The duo has plans to add seating outside in the future as well. The coffee shop will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.