Independently-owned and operated since 2005.
Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise.


Founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Caroline Bell and Chris Timbrell in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

We strive to foster a welcoming atmosphere where everyone can come in and enjoy a great cup of coffee in one of our cafes. 

We aim to promote specialty coffee - from sourcing to roasting to brewing - in a socially and environmentally responsible manner by maintaining transparency and developing positive relationships with the people we work with every step of the way.

Each of our locations is unique and reflects the neighborhood it is in, but you can expect to find your favorite coffee or tea and the same friendly service wherever you go. With our wholesale, grocery and beverage program, we are excited to share this cafe experience with a wider audience.

It is important for us to be a positive part of the community that we live and work in, so we focus on working with charities, non-profits and organizations that support the local community and also have a broad impact. 

We are proud of our work with and support of organizations such as Action Against Hunger, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Fountain House, Cooke Center, Sean Casey Animal Rescue as well as our coffee origin-specific initiatives like the Shamba Mushroom Project in Burundi.

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