Coffee Break: Best Beans in Brooklyn and Beyond

Brooklyn coffee lovers have come to depend on D’Amico in Carroll Gardens for its wide selection of fresh roasted beans, fairly priced. “I can’t live without the dark roast Colombian Supremo,” confesses lisa, “a little more expensive, but sooooooo good.”

Self-described coffee obsessive Ann is hooked on the extra-strong Thunder Road blend at Park Slope’s Java Joe. “Truly great coffee,” she declares. “Not cheap, but not outrageous, and they really know their coffee.”

Dallis Coffee, which has been roasting coffee since 1913, is another go-to spot for fresh beans. “The coffee is excellent, and the prices are as well,” writes mshpook. It no longer has a retail shop but fills orders online or by phone or fax. If you can’t wait for shipping, you can pick up your order at Dallis’s office in Ozone Park.

redgirl swears by the whole bean French roast at Blue Apron–strong and full bodied, not overly acidic, and well priced. It’s from the same roaster used by hound-endorsed coffee source Zabar’s.

Also recommended by java hounds: Park Slope’s Leaf and Bean, Gorilla, and Union Market, Brooklyn Heights hound hangout Sahadi, and in Queens, old-world shop Baruir in Sunnyside for Turkish- and Armenian-style roasts and blends.

And for an uncommonly good online source, BGRose recommends Massachusetts’ Barrington Coffee Roasting Co., which provides lightly roasted espresso beans for Village favorite Joe. Drop by either of Joe’s two shops and they’ll sell you Barrington’s beans in small batches.

D’Amico Foods [Carroll Gardens]
309 Court St., between Degraw and Sackett, Brooklyn
718-875-5403
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Java Joe Coffee and Tea [Park Slope]
414 8th St., between 7th and 8th Aves, Brooklyn
718-788-2797
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Dallis Coffee [Ozone Park]
100-30 Atlantic Ave., near 100th St., Ozone Park, Queens
800-424-4252
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Blue Apron Foods [Park Slope]
814 Union St., at 7th Ave., Brooklyn
718-230-3180
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Blue Apron Foods [Park Slope]
438 7th Ave., near 15th St., Brooklyn
718-369-7595
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Zabar’s [Upper West Side]
2245 Broadway, at 80th St., Manhattan
212-787-2000
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Leaf and Bean of Park Slope [Park Slope]
83 7th Ave., between Berkeley Pl. and Union St., Brooklyn
718-638-5791
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Gorilla Coffee [Park Slope]
97 5th Ave., at Park Pl., Brooklyn
718-230-3243
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Union Market [Park Slope]
754 Union St., at 6th Ave., Brooklyn
718-230-5152
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Sahadi Importing Co. [Brooklyn Heights]
187 Atlantic Ave., between Clinton and Court Sts, Brooklyn
718-624-4550
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Baruir [Sunnyside]
40-07 Queens Blvd., at 40th St., Sunnyside, Queens
718-784-0842
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Barrington Coffee Roasting Co.
Lee, MA
800-528-0998

Joe [Greenwich Village]
141 Waverly Pl., between 6th Ave. and Gay St., Manhattan
212-924-6750
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Joe [East Village]
9 E. 13th St., between 5th Ave. and University Pl., Manhattan
212-924-7400
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