Berry St. Brooklyn
160 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY
M-F 7-7, Sat & Sun 8-7
Contact us: 718-387-4160
We opened our Brooklyn roastery and coffee bar in March of 2010. As you may know, New York City is a very big town, but there are surprisingly few places that roast coffee on a small scale, and even fewer that serve coffee in the roastery. You might think that in one of the largest and most densely populated areas of the nation, making food on a small scale is an impractical and unreachable goal. Our new neighborhood, however, is a hotbed of talented food artisans; we love being a part of a community that supports butchers, pickle makers, chocolate makers, beer brewers, knife makers, and cheesemongers. Oh, and coffee roasters.
Constructed in 1910, 160 Berry Street is a handsome brick building that has seen a variety of practical uses – glass blowers, metal smiths, barrel makers, rope factories, and now a coffee roastery. We love the vitality of our Williamsburg surroundings but also enjoy being slightly off the beaten track.
We are roasting coffee on a vintage Probat roaster, and serving coffee on a variety of interesting devices: slow cold drippers, a brand new La Marzocco espresso machine, a painstakingly restored 1958 Faema Urania lever espresso machine, and perhaps the longest and most theatrical drip bar on the eastern seaboard. All hot coffee – espresso and pour-over – is ground and prepared to order (a la minute, as we are fond of saying), and all iced coffee is brewed cold.
Chocolate is by our neighbors, the Mast brothers (see above), and milk is from the Battenkill Valley Creamery in upstate New York. Please glance at our menu to see what we are roasting and serving in Brooklyn this week. Also, join us for a free public cupping every Thursday at noon!
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