Signs of the coffee-pocalypse...
There are always warning signs before an earthquake. People don't often perceive the warning signs but anecdotal evidence suggests that animals often get a sense that something is wrong.
Only after the fact do humans do a post-mortem to see the signs that were available.
In this article we look at some signs we all should have seen... The transformation of coffee from a Brooklyn perspective.
In 2000 the Brooklyn Lyceum (a theater / gym / cafe outside the then reaches of gentrification, Park Slope and safety) had a coffee shop. There was not much to it, just some beans from a local roaster, Farinon on Dean Street near 5th Avenue. The beans were fine for what was presented at the Lyceum cafe, a cup of joe.
In casual conversation with the roaster we learned that Farinon supplied some high end shops in Manhattan and did a booming business in the Berkshires.
Brooklyn, not so much. We asked why and the grumbled response was "Brooklyn knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."