By Ron Matz

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you love a good cup of Joe, you’ll want to know about Baltimore’s newest food truck. It hit the streets for the first time Monday morning.

Ron Matz reports it’s brewing up coffee and conversation.

Coffee is king at Baltimore’s newest food truck–The Grateful Grail.

“I wanted to come down. I knew this was their opening morning and I wanted to come down and support a local business and try them out,” said Ryan Sullivan, customer from Bel Air.

Brothers David and Brian Seward gutted a 2015 Ford Transit and turned it into a coffee kingdom.

“It all started a couple of months ago. My brother David and I had a chance to build this truck. We picked up this 2015 Ford Transit. We gutted everything out. We built the floors, the walls and the sinks. We just want to bring good coffee to Baltimore. That’s our main mission,” said Brian Seward, one of the owners of The Grateful Grail.

Brian’s Jerry Garcia t-shirt is a tip on how the truck got its name.

“Obviously, with my t-shirt with Jerry Garcia on it, I’ve been a ‘Deadhead’ since my adolescence. I’m definitely influenced by their music. I wanted to bring the gratitude into the whole message and the grail is basically the coffee,” Brian Seward said.

On their first day, they’re near the University of Baltimore.

“Doing everything ourselves, it takes a little extra time. But it’s all worked out. We haven’t hit any roadblocks,” said David Seward, one of the owners of The Grateful Grail.

They’re bringing coffee and pastries from Yia Yia’s Bakery from around the world to the streets of Baltimore.

“We’ll have beans from Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia as well as Ethiopa. All of our muffins and pastries are from Yia Yia’s Bakery on Route 7,” Brian Seward saiad.

The Grateful Grail will be on the streets of Baltimore Monday through Friday, and you’ll see it at local events on the weekends.

The truck also features a full service espresso bar.

“We have full service espresso. So we’ll have lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, pour over coffee, drip coffee and iced tea and iced coffee,” said David Seward.

David and Brian Seward are from the Towson area and began their venture just a couple of months ago.


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