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  1. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Flight board at Box Kite Coffee

  2. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Beer pairing at Box Kite Coffee

  3. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Espresso at Box Kite Coffee

Coffee’s new wave: New York coffee shops opening fall 2013

A fresh pot of New York coffee shops is brewing for the fall, with Nordic roasts in Greenpoint and java flights in the East Village.


You can get your a.m. caffeine kick at a slew of new New York coffee shops this fall. Sip Scandinavian roasts at a new Greenpoint café-bar, mix and match espresso shots in the East Village, or refuel with siphon brews at a Japanese coffee house. Check out coffee's next wave in New York.

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The joint: Box Kite Coffee

What’s brewing: In mid-October, Cora Lambert and Erik Becker, alums of übergeeky RBC NYC, will bring some booze-world trends to planet java with their “1 + 1” flight boards. The compare-and-contrast combo features two espresso shots—one with milk and the other without, plus variations with beer or wine pairings.

The joint: Búdin

What’s brewing: Norway’s booming coffee culture washes onto the Greenpoint waterfront in November with this café-bar, featuring beans by Oslo’s Tim Wendelboe and Helsingborg, Sweden’s Koppi,as well as aquavit cocktails, Finnish moonshine and Scandinavian bitters on the rocks.


The joint: 500 President Gorilla Coffee Roastery and Bar

What’s brewing: Gowanus will gain its first roastery when this Park Slope outfit’s 4,000-square-foot warehouse opens in mid-September. It will also deliver some bean nerd standards to the up-and-coming nabe: single-origin blends and highfalutin brewing methods (pour-overs, siphon).

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What's brewing: Taking its name from a fashion term popular during the Japanese jazz age, this 11-seat coffee house specializes in East-meets-West fare. During the day, the East Village spot serves siphon brews made with Porto Rico and Counter Culture blends and dishes such as omurice (a rice-stuffed omelet) and katsu pork sandwiches. When the sun sets, sidle up to the wooden counter for Far East beers (Yonayona, Echigo Koshihikari) and sake cocktails.

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