Grit Coffee was born out of a hardworking ethos and a passion for serving and loving people. Grit Coffee was founded in Charlottesville, Va as Para Coffee in 2008 on the UVa Corner as place for students and the UVa community to gather over great coffee. From 2008 to 2013, the company added two more shops in and around Charlottesville and continued to refine its vision for serving and loving the people of Charlottesville. In 2014, the company changed its name to Grit Coffee as a reflection of the industrious nature of the company and the customers it serves. In 2017, Grit Coffee added its most recent shop in The Shops at Stonefield, continuing their vision to provide beautiful spaces where people can forge relationships and pursue their work.