Fort Greene’s WTF Is Latest to Take Mr. Wizard Approach to Coffee

Blue Bottle's contraptions.

Used to be you got your coffee from someone who asked if you wanted cream and sugar — but Bridey Recker, the general manager of a new Fort Greene coffee bar called WTF, is asking questions like, “Do you want it to stay in your mouth, or do you want something with a nice finish that then leaves your mouth?” (That’s how she explains “flavor clarity” to the Local.) À la Blue Bottle, the “veritable coffee lab” brews coffee using Siphon pots, Yama pots, Coava Kone filters, drip cones, sock pots, and a French press. Unlike at Stumptown’s new coffee mecca, you can also get espresso, and Serious Eats points out that the iced coffee uses Kold-Draft cubes — the type that’s fetishized by cocktail geeks. And yes, that’s the sound of Juan Valdez’s head exploding.

Coffee Any Way You Like it at New Café [Local/NYT]
Coffee Chronicles: WTF is Brewing In Fort Greene [Serious Eats NY]