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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...
Most of us take coffee for granted. We drink it liberally, mindlessly, day in, day out. Does it have caffeine? Great. Is it hot? Perfect. Can I have it as soon as I get out of bed? Cup of coffee, you've got my number. But, as with any life-long relationship, the more time you spend with it, the more nuanced, the better it can get—but you have to put in the time. Now, Toby’s Estate in Williamsburg...
Care for some coffee with your coffee? DUMBO’s own Brooklyn Roasting Company is the first shop in the U.S. to serve sweets showcasing CoffeeFlour®, crafted by Sunset Park’s gluten-free baking mavens, Izzy & Em. Made by converting coffee fruit pulp (a largely wasted by-product of green coffee production) into a nutrient-rich cooking medium (with more fiber per gram than wheat flour, more protein than kale, more iron than spinach and more potassium than bananas) CoffeeFlour®...
News came earlier this week that Bushwick flea market the Shwick Market of Makers would be closing after less than a year in business. The Brooklyn Paper reported that despite the fact that the Shwick opened up last fall to "great fanfare," the market has now closed, due in no small part to "its hidden location, in a graffiti-covered garage on a dead-end street near the corner of Myrtle and Willoughby avenues," as well as the...

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