Amy and I had planned to shoot in dumbo for a number of reasons. 1. The neighborhood itself. 2. We thought it would be the perfect location for our shoot with Everlane. & 3. And most importantly, coffee from this place - Brooklyn Roasting Company. Owen has been waking up more frequently the past couple months so I insisted that we start with coffee and pastries here. Anyone else feel like coffee doesn't make you wired anymore, just that it makes you somewhat level? On a good day that is?! Haha. This is their headquarters and roasting spot, plus it was one of the first coffee shops I ever went to when I was just visiting New York. I hadn't been in some time and thought it would be nice to check it out again. The space is huge which is great to note if you're traveling to the city with a group - finding coffee shops in both Brooklyn and Manhattan with room is often times really difficult, but Brooklyn Roasting Company is incredibly welcoming and spacious. They had some packaged gluten free options for Amy (!) and various milk substitutes if you're on a dairy free diet. I kept it old school with my order and grabbed a drip coffee and croissant. Although I don't know when I'm going to learn that a baby in a carrier and croissant flakes don't pair well together. Haha. But I guess there are worse things. Anyways, back to the roasting company. These guys offer the highest quality of fair trade, rainforest alliance, and organic certified and sustainable coffees. They roast in small batches to deliver the perfect roast and best cup of coffee possible, and are all about "green thinking". On their about page they state, "We're not coffee snobs, we're just very dedicated coffee lovers that only settle for the best." and it's crystal clear when you visit their location.
Photography by Amy Frances.