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Q & A with Cody Calder, General Manager of Caffe Trieste at the downtown

By The CORE, Aug 12


In celebration of the CORE’s newest Caffe, we sat down with the General Manager of Caffe Trieste, Cody Calder to talk about the shop and how it came to be.

Cody has been working alongside Carlo Bellusci, the owner of Caffe Trieste, to bring life to a long standing dream that Carlo and his father had of opening an Italian coffee shop in the downtown CORE.

 

 

CORE Shopping: What inspired you to create Caffe Trieste?

Cody Calder: “The Caffe comes from a place where people can enjoy a beautiful coffee, a great conversation, and belong to a community of forward thinkers. When Carlo [the owner] was younger, his dad and him made a deal. He said, “Dad when I’m 50 and your 80, were going to open up an authentic, Italian Coffee Bar in the middle of Calgary and make coffee for our friends and new friends; a place where we can retire together.” His dad passed away from Cancer 3 years ago; however, the coffee dream is still alive.”

CS: Tell us a little bit about the coffee and what makes it unique?

CC: “It’s the best coffee in the world. The Antica Tostatura, (from the city of Trieste, Italia) is artisanal wood roasted, hand selected beans so you get a nice deep, rich flavor. This is something you won’t get at most other places. What most people don’t know is that Trieste is a city in Italy, and for the last 250 years it has been considered the coffee capital of Europe. Trieste is where the genesis of coffee culture and coffee roasting began, and we want to bring that culture here.”

CS: Tell us about your team?

CC: “The people on our team are amazing Barista’s. We wanted to create something beautiful and something that’s artistic. We don’t make coffee the way that other places do. We look at coffee as a piece of art and want to ensure that every component is done perfectly for our valued clients; life is too short to drink bad coffee.”

 

 

CS: Why did you decide to open up Caffe Trieste in the CORE?

CC: “It’s the center of the Calgary universe. Where else would we open? We're in the absolute center of all banking, oil, accounting, engineering, shopping…everything. The CORE is the ONLY place to be.”

CS: Where do you plan to see Caffe Trieste in the future?

CC: “Right here in the CORE serving amazing coffee to intelligent people. This is the kind of longevity that you see in Italy, we want to be the classic business that never shuts down. Our product is amazing and our prices are no higher, if not lower than others; we believe in value wrapped in our beautiful space. We want to create an iconic coffee legacy, a place that everyone wants to meet and enjoy our idea of what coffee should be.”

CS: Do you have any food options here at Caffe Trieste and if so what would you say is your favorite?

CC: Our food is beautiful; it is wholesome and is made with the best ingredients we can get. One aspect of our food that really makes it unique is that we have one of the best chefs in Calgary creating our menu and we make all of our sandwiches and salads to order, you can watch it being made, its fresh.”

 

 

CS: Do you have any goals for Caffe Trieste and if so what would they be?

CC: Our most common question to customers is “What do you think?”. We want our customers to have genuine and amazing experience when coming to Caffe Trieste. Enjoying the experience, is a big part of what shapes our goals, we really want our clients to love us!”

CC: What do you think will entice coffee drinkers to come to Caffe Trieste over other coffee shops?

CC: “I think the most enticing part of Caffe Trieste is the culture that we are cultivating. We are not a chain, we are not corporate, we are a local place in a space that caters to people that love amazing coffee and want to share a moment in time. Our Barista’s want to know your name, you also know them; we believe that our coffee culture creates a relationship. Our Caffe is about enjoying the moment, we have to-go cups and we have to stay cups, it's up to our friends to decide what they want. Let's be very frank, once you taste our coffee, its like turning on a light switch in a dark hallway, you get what we are about right away!"

 

Visit the CORE’s Caffe Trieste to try some of their amazing Italian coffee as well as their various wholesome food options. 

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Q & A with Cody Calder, General Manager of Caffe Trieste at the downtown

In celebration of the CORE’s newest Caffe, we sat down with the General Manager of Caffe Trieste, Cody Calder to talk about the shop and how it came to be.

Cody has been working alongside Carlo Bellusci, the owner of Caffe Trieste, to bring life to a long standing dream that Carlo and his father had of opening an Italian coffee shop in the downtown CORE.

 

 

CORE Shopping: What inspired you to create Caffe Trieste?

Cody Calder: “The Caffe comes from a place where people can enjoy a beautiful coffee, a great conversation, and belong to a community of forward thinkers. When Carlo [the owner] was younger, his dad and him made a deal. He said, “Dad when I’m 50 and your 80, were going to open up an authentic, Italian Coffee Bar in the middle of Calgary and make coffee for our friends and new friends; a place where we can retire together.” His dad passed away from Cancer 3 years ago; however, the coffee dream is still alive.”

CS: Tell us a little bit about the coffee and what makes it unique?

CC: “It’s the best coffee in the world. The Antica Tostatura, (from the city of Trieste, Italia) is artisanal wood roasted, hand selected beans so you get a nice deep, rich flavor. This is something you won’t get at most other places. What most people don’t know is that Trieste is a city in Italy, and for the last 250 years it has been considered the coffee capital of Europe. Trieste is where the genesis of coffee culture and coffee roasting began, and we want to bring that culture here.”

CS: Tell us about your team?

CC: “The people on our team are amazing Barista’s. We wanted to create something beautiful and something that’s artistic. We don’t make coffee the way that other places do. We look at coffee as a piece of art and want to ensure that every component is done perfectly for our valued clients; life is too short to drink bad coffee.”

 

 

CS: Why did you decide to open up Caffe Trieste in the CORE?

CC: “It’s the center of the Calgary universe. Where else would we open? We're in the absolute center of all banking, oil, accounting, engineering, shopping…everything. The CORE is the ONLY place to be.”

CS: Where do you plan to see Caffe Trieste in the future?

CC: “Right here in the CORE serving amazing coffee to intelligent people. This is the kind of longevity that you see in Italy, we want to be the classic business that never shuts down. Our product is amazing and our prices are no higher, if not lower than others; we believe in value wrapped in our beautiful space. We want to create an iconic coffee legacy, a place that everyone wants to meet and enjoy our idea of what coffee should be.”

CS: Do you have any food options here at Caffe Trieste and if so what would you say is your favorite?

CC: Our food is beautiful; it is wholesome and is made with the best ingredients we can get. One aspect of our food that really makes it unique is that we have one of the best chefs in Calgary creating our menu and we make all of our sandwiches and salads to order, you can watch it being made, its fresh.”

 

 

CS: Do you have any goals for Caffe Trieste and if so what would they be?

CC: Our most common question to customers is “What do you think?”. We want our customers to have genuine and amazing experience when coming to Caffe Trieste. Enjoying the experience, is a big part of what shapes our goals, we really want our clients to love us!”

CC: What do you think will entice coffee drinkers to come to Caffe Trieste over other coffee shops?

CC: “I think the most enticing part of Caffe Trieste is the culture that we are cultivating. We are not a chain, we are not corporate, we are a local place in a space that caters to people that love amazing coffee and want to share a moment in time. Our Barista’s want to know your name, you also know them; we believe that our coffee culture creates a relationship. Our Caffe is about enjoying the moment, we have to-go cups and we have to stay cups, it's up to our friends to decide what they want. Let's be very frank, once you taste our coffee, its like turning on a light switch in a dark hallway, you get what we are about right away!"

 

Visit the CORE’s Caffe Trieste to try some of their amazing Italian coffee as well as their various wholesome food options.