Beloved Durham-based roaster Counter Culture is opening an outpost on Broome Street that's entirely dedicated to coffee education. This is not a coffee shop; it's a 3,600-square-foot loftlike training center that will offer cuppings, brewing workshops, and serve as a space for guest chefs to host food events (there's even a competition training room). It's seriously next-level, with a high-tech under-the-counter Modbar brewing system, a full-service tech lab, and, downstairs, a vermiculture station where worms convert coffee grounds into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. Classes are available to both professional baristas and home brewers and you can check out the schedule here. The official opening date is October 1, but tomorrow and Saturday Counter Culture is hosting a free open house. Take a look at the impressive space, straight ahead.
Counter Culture, 376 Broome St., btw. Mott and Mulberry Sts., 212.213.4411