Robbie Dietrich named his George Street cafe Tricera. Now it's up to patrons to decide whether its coffee is tops.
Dietrich is fairly confident he's got the goods, since he roasts his beans on James Island under the auspices of Cup: Fine Coffee and Roasters.
“The majority of people in our area are very brand identified and still have lots to learn when it comes to quality and specialty coffee as a whole,” Dietrich told the online review site, Coffee Shrub. “We stand our ground that quality comes first, even though it's not very popular in our area, and through persistence are working hard to change the current sentiment. Sometimes we feel a little like specialty coffee missionaries spreading the gospel.”
At Tricera, Deitrich's message is helped along by dinosaurs: He keeps triceratops bones behind the counter, and there's a triceratops vertebrae mounted to the wall. There are also plastic triceratops figurines throughout the shop.
In addition to coffee, Tricera serves waffles and sandwiches. Located at 41A George St., the shop is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 297-8685 or visit facebook.com/triceracoffee.