49 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
I am finally happy to say that I have gotten settled into a new home in the busy streets of Brooklyn, NY. I have taken a couple weeks to do some exploring and get to know the town and the surroundings better. I have traveled to NYC many times, but moving and calling a new city your home is a whole different venture that I am excited for. Needless to say, New York City is flourishing with cafes and coffee shops pouring fantastic cups of coffee. So far I have visited Blue Bottle, Grumpy’s, Ground Support, Colombe, Central Cafe, Joe The Art of Coffee, and Swallow Cafe of course. I look forward to visiting all of these places again and sharing my experience with everyone.
Swallow Cafe is a local gem off the uprising and creative Bogart Street in Bushwick. They serve local roasts from Brooklyn Roasting Co. and have plenty of room to find a table and relax with a cup. The baristas take the time with each cup and it definitely shined through with this latte. With a smooth froth consistency down to the last sip, it wasn’t overrun by burning steamed milk that hit’s your lips and ruins your taste buds for the day. I generally order a latte for the artistic craft of the drink, and hope to concentrate soon on some single origin coffee’s and espressos. One thing that caught my attention was the fact that they french press brew all of their coffee and pour it into an air pot (carafe). That is just one interesting trait among tons of other aspects that makes a coffee shop its own unique vibe. Sometimes a picky drinkers biased opinion can try to say what is right and what is wrong, but I personally enjoy finding those small differences in all kinds of coffee shops. They are running a nice La Mazorca espresso machine and have a quality selection of morning food items including sandwich bagels, waffles and wraps. Swallow Cafe is walking distance from where I live, and I feel fortunate to have a shop so close to me pouring quality cups of coffee.