Stumptown Opening Brooklyn
When Stumptown Coffee Roasters opens its coffee bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn, early next month, it will be missing something that people have come to expect of such establishments: espresso.There will be only coffee brewed by the cup. The selection, depending on the season, could be staggering. You will be able to drink from the full range of beans roasted there, as many as 35 selections, including rare crops like the Mario Carnival from Hacienda La Esmeralda.“We’re going all-brew because that’s how most people make coffee,” said Duane Sorenson, the owner of Stumptown.“At our coffee bar in Red Hook we’re putting the focus on the bag of coffee and showing our customers how to brew that coffee correctly,” he added.They will sell all the gear they have for making coffee, and will use six different methods: the classic French press, and Chemex and Melitta filters, along with the newly fashionable AeroPress and Hario V60 filter, and the Clever Coffee Dripper.The 900-square-foot space shares a warehouse with the roaster, which opened last year, and still feels raw. Jute bags of green beans will be stacked against the walls. From the rafters hang a pair of salvaged signs that say “Delightful” and “Coffee Shop.”Stumptown Coffee Roasters, 219 Van Brunt Street (Commerce Street), Red Hook, Brooklyn. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.