22nd Street celebrates our heritage in Historic Ybor City, Tampa, Florida, the birthplace of the US cigar industry.
Great coffee is loved by Tampa natives, largely due to the influence of Cuban, Spanish and Italian cigar immigrants in the early 20th century. During the era of cigar factories in Ybor City,
workers would sip coffee at their rolling tables as the newspaper was read to them by “el Lector”. Our Grandparents rolled cigars in factories and we grew up hearing stories about how coffee helped them enjoy their work and kept them energized throughout the day.
Like today, coffee was part of the social fabric of their lives. Our memories of sharing coffee with family, neighbors and colleagues have inspired us to spread our love and expertise of coffee to our community and points beyond. What we have learned about old world quality by previous generations, has been combined with modern technology to create a brand we are proud to call 22nd Street.
We are inspired by our humble beginnings in the back of a bakery located in old Ybor City. The building is no longer standing but on 22nd Street, we use a combination of old world craftsmanship and modern technology to roast the perfect cup.
Our roastery originated in the back of this building, which was located on the corner of 8th and 15th in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida, in 1968.