Business on Atlantic Ave. is tough going, and shops tend to come and go. And so it is with Crop to Cup, a nifty coffee shop that opened at 139 Atlantic as a collective cooperative, or some such thing, hosting community dinners and selling in addition to coffee and house made pastries, locally designed furniture and clothing. The collective sort of fell to the wayside; however, the efforts of Crop to Cup are groundbreaking and completely great. The coffee shop and import/wholesale operation is now moving to a larger space on Third Ave,. and 13th Street. It’s good news for folks over there. There’s more on this at BococaLand.
Crop to Cup produces some seriously delish coffee that is imported directly from farmers in Uganda. The farmers are paid at a premium in a profit-sharing with the Crop to Cup owners. You can go on their website and read about the farmers Crop to Cup trades with, and support the project. The coffee is also sold at Stinky Brooklyn, the cheese and fine food shop on Smith Street, as well as at Chelsea Market, the Brooklyn Flea and elsewhere.