Right around the corner from our office, Seven Grams could be considered our satellite office. When any one of us goes in, another Food52er is in there, too. Their coffee (especially their cold brew) is excellent, as are their loaf breads—namely the olive oil cake.
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Pastries are baked on-site and require an exact formula to make them taste just right. You can taste the attention to detail in each bite - these are some fantastic baked goods. The name Seven Grams itself is an ode to the true Italian standard, where the perfect espresso shot is made out of exactly seven grams of ground premium coffee...
Named after the weight of ground coffee needed for the perfect Italian espresso, this 18-seat industrial-sleek cafe is one of the neighborhood’s newest coffee joints, but its perfectionist owner, Sharon Kazes, has quickly gained a Silicon Alley following. "Tech geeks are very snobbish about their coffee," admits Techonomy CEO David Kirkpatrick, the author of The Facebook Effect, "But this place is a growing hangout among the cognoscenti."
Think back to the enthusiasm and excitement you felt just before launching your coffee business. What would you say to yourself now, many months or years later? We wanted to find out, and we asked coffee shop and roastery owners from across the country: “What you wish you’d known before starting your coffee business?”