We discover three standout Brooklyn cafés: drip, BKG, and Espresso Venture New York.
BY EMILY MENESES
BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE
Cowl photograph by Nelson Ndongala through Unsplash
Whether or not you’re a New York native or planning your subsequent NYC journey, you gained’t need to miss out on Brooklyn’s vibrant (and continuously evolving) espresso scene. In the present day, we’re exploring three of Brooklyn’s standout cafés: drip, BKG, and Espresso Venture New York.
drip espresso makers
After abandoning a profession in finance, Nigel Value determined to pursue his ardour for espresso by spending over a decade working in a number of NYC espresso outlets. Throughout this time, he developed a community of like-minded espresso professionals, changing into a part of a neighborhood of baristas, roasters, homeowners, and low patrons.
“The multi-roaster pourover-centric mannequin for drip espresso makers was born out of years on the bar, and my favourite shifts had been when somebody introduced in a bag of espresso and we dialed it in,” Nigel shares. In 2018, to show the idea that prioritized the ”gradual bar,” he started popping up throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan with a customized espresso cart, geared up with a Mahlkonig EK43 and a few V60 pourovers, to share the nuances of small-lot and single-origin coffees—one cup at a time.
By January 2020, drip opened its first brick-and-mortar location. Three years later, there at the moment are 4 places all through the town: in Bushwick, Brooklyn Heights, SoHo, and Williamsburg.
Small-batch espresso roasting firm BKG was based by three brothers, who hint the beginning of their journey to a Brooklyn condominium in 2003. Right here, they roasted their first batch of espresso—an experiment that will remodel their curiosity in espresso from a interest into what they now name a “full-fledged espresso obsession.” The brothers would finally launch their very own solar-powered roastery, adopted by their innovation lab and flagship retailer.
“Our flagship retailer is positioned on Myrtle Ave. in Clinton Hill,” Craig Farrelly of BKG shares. “It’s been a neighborhood staple for over 10 years serving the local people and close by Pratt Institute. We provide a coffee-centric menu highlighting our seasonal coffees from single origins to our basic blends. The store’s menu additionally consists of our ready-to-drink cans, single-serve coffees, and packaged retail baggage.”
“At BKG, we’re devoted to the unyielding pursuit of espresso perfection,” he continues. “(And) in spite of everything these years, we’re nonetheless family-run with a ardour for our craft and neighborhood.”
Espresso Venture New York
Based in 2015 by ChiSum Ngai and Kaleena Teoh, Espresso Venture New York began within the East Village, and their downtown Brooklyn location opened in 2018. What units Espresso Venture New York aside is that it isn’t only a cafe, but in addition an training middle. CPNY’s Lengthy Island Metropolis location consists of New York’s solely Specialty Espresso Affiliation (SCA) Premier Coaching Campus. The campus provides courses on latte artwork, pourovers, tasting, and extra to each espresso professionals and residential brewers alike.
CPNY was named TimeOut New York’s “Most Cherished Espresso Store” in 2016, 2018, and 2021, and so they’ve continued to domesticate a loyal native following through the years. Their Brooklyn location is positioned in Fort Greene—you should definitely cease by to attempt their nitro float!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Based mostly in Los Angeles, Emily Meneses (she/her) is a author and musician enthusiastic about tradition and collective care. You may commonly discover her at Echo Park Lake, ingesting a cortado and journaling about astrology, artwork, Animal Crossing, and her desires.