Tuesday, February 20, 2018

From Down Under To Gowanus, Brooklyn: Abbotsford Road Opens Roastery And Café On Sackett Street

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It would be so tempting to keep news of the opening of Abbotsford Road in Gowanus to ourselves. After all, the light-filled, inviting new café housed in a two-story brick warehouse at 573 Sackett Street, is the sort of place where one can still get a large table to meet up with friends, or to quietly work on a laptop for a while, all while sipping some pretty awesome coffee
Once people discover the place, there is no doubt that it will become a destination spot.

Abbotsford Road is the joint venture of Australian coffee veterans Logan Kedwell and Phillip Di Bella, founder of Di Bella Coffee, one of Australia’s largest specialty coffee roasters. (He sold the company in 2014).   Their 2,700-square-foot Gowanus facility between Nevins and 3rd Avenue not only houses their 40-seat café, but also serves as the company headquarters, wholesale roasting facility, and classroom, where coffee lovers can hone their technique. Three times a week, an impressive German-made, high-efficiency IMF Industrial Roaster in the back of the space, roasts ethically sourced, specialty grade green coffee. Abbotsford Road's three distinct signature blends are Forza, Crema, and Vivo.

Besides making some of the best espresso and cappuccino we have ever tasted, Abbotsford Road also serves sandwiches, baked goods, and slices of pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds in its Gowanus café.  

4 comments:

chance bliss said...

a good tip, this. i will stop by there in the marn' and report back to you.




*there goes the neighborhood*

Katia said...

Let me know wow you like it.

chance bliss said...

good music, really good coffee but the ambiance felt a little bit soulless... it could be that the weather is so gloomy today but the space itself felt a bit grey as well.

i imagine it will take on more character as they grow into the location. more importantly, very friendly staff and the owner was really nice so i will certainly go back for a second visit.

thanks again for the tip!

Katia said...

Cool. Glad you liked the coffee. Next time you go, let me know and perhaps we can grab a cup together. It is about time we meet in person.