The coffee maestros at Kahwa continue to fuel the Burg with local roast. The company recently announced plans to add a 12th location to their resumé, gifting St. Pete with a second drive thru, at 5820 9th Avenue North. This location offers a nod to history as it will take over a t-shaped structure that once served as a quick stop Farm Store.
Local roast finds a home in a new part of the Burg
With roots dating back to 1962, Kahwa is sure to infuse some contemporary charm to the space without compromising its historic quirk. “We have a special opportunity to restore a unique piece of architecture from an era-gone by,” said Kahwa owner Raphael Perrier.
We cannot wait to bring our vision for this drive-thru to the public and serve our signature blends to the rapidly-growing western-side of St. Petersburg.
While the flavors at Kahwa are large and bold, their latest location will be one of the smallest — spanning just 410 SF. Once restored, the new Kahwa Drive-Thru will feature a small outdoor seating area similar to their 3rd Street North location.
New store complements arrival of Kahwa Nitro
“One thing that continues to drive us in 2017 is maintaining the high quality and consistency in every batch of coffee beans that we roast,” said owner Sarah Perrier in a release. As Kahwa continues to grow, the Perriers maintain a meticulous eye on each of their stores. While aesthetics and layouts may differ, they hope to keep the Kahwa experience consistent.
This much is evidenced by the rollout of Kahwa Nitro — cold brew put into a keg and infused with nitrogen gas. So far, you can experience the strong, frothy beverage at their south location in St. Pete (204 2nd Avenue South) and their Henderson location in Tampa (3928 Henderson Boulevard). As the craft and tap are perfected, expect to see Kahwa Nitro popping up at all 12 locations.
Should be open this summer
An official opening date has not been set, but owners Raphael and Sarah Perrier expect to open the new drive-thru before the end of the summer. Follow Kahwa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.