Originally founded as Para Coffee in 2008, we added shops on Charlottesville’s downtown mall and in nearby Crozet and rebranded as Grit Coffee to reflect the industrious nature of the company and the customers it serves. In 2016, we added our fourth location in The Shops at Stonefield.
After almost a decade of serving coffee, we launched our in-house roasting operation in 2018. We take a culinary approach to roasting - focusing first on sourcing a quality ingredient and then drawing out the inherent characteristics of each coffee. While roasting the best possible coffee is important, the human connection is also a key driver for our growing company. Our goal is to tell the story of the many hands and thoughtful acts that go into delivering each of our coffees, and to have a positive impact on the communities and countries from which we source.