For two years, former Safety Harbor mayor Kent Runnells and his daughter Logan have sold their fresh-roasted brew at Safety Harbor’s Third Friday festival.
As of this month, they have launched Café Vino Tinto between the Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center and wine bar On the Vine on Main Street in Safety Harbor.
The coffee comes directly from the Runnells’ coffee farm in Costa Rica and will be micro batch roasted onsite at the cafe.
According to Kent, a former Safety Harbor mayor turned coffee impresario, Café Vino Tinto joins the ranks of locally owned cafes with brew roasted onsite.
Logan, who will manage the coffee shop, described a cup from the Runnells’ cafe as a simple yet memorable experience built upon the trademark “Pura Vida,” or “Pure Life” mentality of Costa Rica. At Café Vino Tinto the focus is plain and simple: serve quality coffee and offer locally sourced goods like pastries, jams and art.