Artifact Coffee, the latest offspring of Spike and Amy Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen, opened today in the redeveloped Union Mill in the Hampden area. Hours are 7 a.m.-5 p.m. today and tomorrow with full service starting on Wednesday.
Allie Caran, the lead barista at Woodberry Kitchen, is the general manager. You may know her from her fun coffee cuppings at the restaurant. Soon, she'll offer the cuppings at Artifact and invite guest roasters to showcase their beans in coffee drinks.
Allie and her staff of eight baristas, working with Counter Culture Coffee, will serve seasonal, direct-trade coffee, manually brewed to order.
Artifact's changing menu, with all items under $15, includes house-made pastries; soups, salads, and sandwiches for lunch; and suppers, including homemade pastas, braised meats, and stews.
There's also free Wi-Fi. For more information, visit Artifact's website.