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Yesterday, the second day of summer and possibly the finest of the year, I walked into the hybrid coffee and flower shop, Bohaus, in Bed-Stuy. Owners Laura Bonnie and Jenn Hauser—whose names combined create that of their two-week-old business—stood behind the counter in their light and airy space, largely constructed by themselves; simple and small arrangements of seasonal flowers were placed throughout. Bonnie and Hauser had the relaxed rapport of old friends. “We actually met...
What is better than a perfect cup of coffee? For a lot of people, the answer is, well–nothing.
Two things people have addictive relationships to are coffee and Breaking Bad. That is, when you've started mainlining streaming Breaking Bad, you can't really stop. And coffee—well, same thing. So when Deniz Kosan opened a Breaking Bad-inspired coffee shop in Istanbul last year, that seemed like a logical move. Things that are addictive love the company of other things that are addictive. Or something. Istanbul is not near Brooklyn, however, so we got pretty excited today when we heard Kosan...
When Darleen Scherer opened Gorilla Coffee back in 2002-era Park Slope, the neighborhood still equated “artisan” beans with Starbucks. And while “direct trade” and “single-origin” have become entrenched additions to Brooklyn’s everyday lexicon since then, Scherer has once again advanced the “third wave” coffee movement with the recent debut of Supercrown—a Bushwick roastery dedicated to scrupulous sourcing. Anchored by a vintage, 1952 German Probat UG-22 roaster, Supercrown was originally intended to serve solely as a...

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