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Italian Coffee Shop Opens in Truckee

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Truckee resident Greg Buchheister,  a recent transplant from Boulder, Colo., has opened a new Italian-style cafe in downtown Truckee, next to Urban Angels at 10120 Jibboom Street (the old Joe Coffee location).

Buchheister, originally from Winter Park, Colo., grew up ski racing and first fell in love with coffee and gelato at the tender age of 16, while training at a summer ski camp in the Italian Alps. Years later he went back to northern Italy, where he lived and worked with a native family learning the ropes and trade secrets behind developing the perfect espresso.

He’s been in the coffee and tea business professionally now for over 12 years now, and has opened 15 coffee shops, but Coffeebar is the first one that he can finally call his own. 'I am really excited to bring my passion for high–quality coffee, excellent customer service, and Italian gusto to Truckee. A coffee shop should be the center of a community — a place where all people can come together for delicious coffee, tasty food, friendly conversation, and a much-needed break from their busy lives,' said Buchheister.

The café serves traditional Italian espresso drinks, single–origin organic coffees, homespun artesian gelato, freshly made pastries (including gluten–free options), homemade European crepes, and panini sandwiches with a strong focus on the finest ingredients from local producers. The selection is sustainable and environmentally friendly.

In addition to coffee drinks and food, Coffeebar features a line of over 25 organic loose leaf teas, homemade specialty chai, maté drinks, acai, free wi-fi, and televised cycling and soccer events. Customers will be able to enjoy their favorite European sporting events like the Tour de France, English Premier League soccer, and even Formula One races.

Coffeebar opened quietly (a soft opening) on Oct. 11, but is planning a grand opening celebration on Oct. 23 and 24 with free coffee for all and a raffle to help raise money for Truckee High School music programs the High Fives Foundation. Info: On Facebook and

~ Beth Ingalls

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