There is no deficit of coffeeshops in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Residents who live anywhere near Dekalb Avenue between Cumberland Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, will undoubtedly walk by at least four choices where they can get their daily fix.
Most of them have the standard drip coffee and pastries offerings on their menu. But that is where their similarities end. Before stepping out for another cup of joe, find one that caters to exactly what you want to do today.
“I look for good service and good quality coffee,” said Fort Greene resident Christina Marenson. “[My friend] and I use to live in Paris and we’re kind of use to having nice Italian or French coffee.”
Ms. Marenson, 26, frequents Tillies of Brooklyn to satisfy her discerning palette.
At over $3 per pound, world coffee prices are at its highest since September 1994, according to the January market report by the International Coffee Organization. Coffee prices have climbed steadily since 2000. From 2009 to 2010, the price rose by 27 percent. The blame for this incline lies in inclement weather from exporting countries, according to the report.
Thankfully, the local coffeeshop market is less volatile and provides coffee at prices that are stable and still affordable enough for the average drinker.