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The founders of Tínto y Crema are opening a cafe and market in downtown Charleston

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The founders of Tínto y Crema are expanding with a new concept opening this summer on the Charleston Peninsula.

A venture from Carolina and Kevin Jewett, Tínto Café and Provisions John Street will open in June, according to a press release. After the success of their first location, Tínto y Crema, the Jewetts are excited to move uptown and participate in the revival of John Street, the release said.

Tínto will serve fine wines, charcuterie, house-made gelato, fresh pastries and locally roasted small-batch coffee alongside a small, artisanal preliminary market, the press release said. With the help of former Brown’s Court Bakery owner and head baker David Schnell, Tínto will continue its commitment to providing exceptional quality food under Schnell’s leadership, the news release said.

“Kevin and I couldn’t be more excited to share our family’s passion with more members of the Charleston community,” founder and Carolina Jewett said in the release. “Growing up as a French-Spanish girl in Charleston, I dreamed of one day opening my own business on the Peninsula. After the success of Tínto y Crema, I knew there was more to share.

“Tínto Café and Provisions was designed as the intersection of my family’s diverse heritage and in honor of our current home, the Holy City.”

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With a long family history in the coffee industry in Charleston, Francisco and Caroline Davila founded Coffee Roasters of Charleston and soon after, the Rainbow Café on King Street, where Carolina worked as a child, the release said. Davila is one of the original “master cuppers” of the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

Through Coffee Roasters of Charleston, Davila imported arabica coffee beans from all over the world and was a true pioneer in the industry, teaching local restaurants how important that final flavor really is. His mission was, and still is, to hear people say, “This is the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had,” according to the press release.

Carolina and Kevin Jewett officially joined the family business in 2012 in hopes of growing Coffee Roasters of Charleston into a national brand, the release said. The Jewetts later acquired the former Belgian Gelato Café at 6 Vendue Range in 2019 before changing the name to Tínto y Crema in 2021. Tínto y Crema serves the family’s small, locally roasted coffee and gourmet gelato, made from scratch daily .

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