Scott Carey

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    May 30, 2014

    #81: Cappuccino from Sump Coffee

    Thank goodness former patent attorney Scott Carey had the courage to follow a dream. Since opening Sump Coffee (3700 South Jefferson Avenue; 917-412-5670) in 2011, this soft-spoken craftsman has elevated the St, Louis coffee scene to new heights, serving house-roasted seasonal selections from his so ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Sump Coffee Expands Hours to Try Experimental Brews

    Sump Coffee (3700 South Jefferson Avenue; 917-412-5670) has been one of the most celebrated coffee shops in St. Louis ever since it opened in late 2011, and two years later, owner Scott Carey isn't done pushing the envelope with his artisanal beans. Sump is usually closed on Mondays, but for six wee ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Sump Coffee Hosts Pop-Up Brunch with Lulu's Local Eatery

    Sump Coffee Roasters (3700 South Jefferson Avenue; 917-412-5670) is holding its latest popup collaboration this Saturday, November 16. After all, what's better than handcrafted coffee on a Saturday? Handcrafted coffee on a Saturday with brunch. Lulu's Local Eatery, a vegan food truck, will be holed ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    The 10 Best Coffee Shops in St. Louis

    As the long summer afternoons drag on, we could all use a quick pick-me-up -- not those sugary, chemical-ridden energy drinks, but rather good old-fashioned coffee. Chances are your local coffee shop is like a second home -- special mugs, chatty baristas and free wifi; it's likely you've grown quite ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Sump Coffee in South City: Warning -- These Photos May Contain Caffeine!

    Since Sump Coffee (3700 South Jefferson Avenue; 917-412-5670) opened its doors to the public in December 2011, owner/coffee baron Scott Carey has been bringing a "Third Wave" coffee experience to south St. Louis. Sump Coffee owner Scott Carey pulls a shot from his Slayer espresso machine. Carey wa ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Sump Coffee to Reopen This Thursday, April 18

    When Sump Coffee (3700 South Jefferson Avenue; 917-412-5670) announced last week that it would be closed indefinitely because of a busted sewer lateral, the situation seemed bleak. Owner Scott Carey predicted on Sump's tumblr that Riverfront Times' reigning "Best Coffeehouse" would be closed through ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Busted Sewer Lateral Grounds Sump Coffee

    Sump Coffee (3700 South Jefferson Avenue; 917-412-5670), Riverfront Times's reigning "Best Coffeehouse," is closed indefinitely because of a busted sewer lateral. Or, as owner Scott Carey describes it on the Sump tumblr, "...our lateral is out. Totally gone. So bad that the cast iron was neither iro ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: January 13-January 15

    The post-New Year's lull has finally subsided. Get out and enjoy some winter-worthy events to either embrace the snow or warm up that cold nose. Take for instance, the Loop Ice Carnival featuring everything from ice carving and thousands of chocolate coins in ice cubes as an example of the former. F ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Sump Coffee Brings Third Wave Coffee to South City

    Last fall, Ian reported on a new coffeehouse coming to south city, Sump Coffee. Gut Check followed up after the opening to get a closer look into the cafe's offerings. Scott Carey says he just might be obsessed with coffee; however, his fascination isn't that of the typical everyday caffeine junkie ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Sump Coffee Opens Thursday, December 1

    ​Sump Coffee will open at 3700 South Jefferson Avenue this Thursday, December 1. The south city coffee house's regular hours will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday.As Gut Check learned during a discussion with owner Scott Carey in October, Sump will use a Slayer espres ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Owner Scott Carey Discusses New Sump Coffee

    Ian FroebSump Coffee in south city​I noted last week that a new coffeehouse called Sump Coffee will be opening at 3700 South Jefferson Avenue in south city. Today, I had a chance to speak with owner Scott Carey, who returned to his hometown of St. Louis last year after spending time in both Berkel ... More >>