Astoria coffee scene is booming!
In honor of the free Astoria Coffee Tour (click here if you’re checking this out in time to make the Sunday, September 22, 2019 tour) Let’s chat a bit about some of the coffee action that has recently made the Astoria scene visit-worthy! I’ve also pinned them in the map at the bottom of this post!
Just south of the entrance to the RFK Bridge by a few blocks is Mighty Oak Wood Roasted Coffee. Sean Donnelly, the co-founder and roastmaster, started roasting in his backyard just a block away as a hobby on his grill with a cast-iron skillet. He was working as a cinematographer and between gigs, he found himself experimenting with small-batch coffee roasting. As his hobby expanded, he tried out more conventional heat sources on larger roasters (usually natural gas) and discovered that he preferred roasting with a wood-fire source. Fast forward, you can now see this custom-built wood-fired roaster in the back of the beautifully designed shop. Check them out in the map below!
Next up, visit Gossip Coffee which merged recently with For Five Coffee Roasters which roasts about three miles east in deeper-cut Queens. This super cute shop with a a mod-bar and red-white herringbone accents is a neighborhood favorite. Check them out in the map below!
And finally, a longtime neighborhood favorite, Kinship Coffee, has been showcasing well-established West Coast Roasters–Heart and Stumptown. However, they are about to expand with their own roasting operations/small cafe bordering the beautiful Astoria Park. Check them out in the map below!
Thanks for reading. Check out more on coffee tours, here!