We’ve told all kinds of stories this season on Build-Outs of Coffee. We’re talking about big espresso flavors in small town America, incredible mobile conversions from London to California, one-of-a-kind design dreams in up-and-coming cities, and specialty coffee’s unstoppable growth all across the planet, whether you’re in Amsterdam or Chennai, Portland or Poland. But today on Built-Outs, let’s cast our gaze to a stretch of earth about which so very much has been written, for whom concertos have been conducted and poetry opined. We are, of course, referring to the island of Manhattan; more specifically, Midtown, which is full of cool stuff if you know where to look (and can be bothered to go above 14th Street). Let’s check out a new coffee bar settling in to the neighborhood, such as it were: this is Rubber N’ Road, serving coffees roasted by The Barn Berlin.
As told to Sprudge by Gil Lavi.
For those who aren’t familiar, will you tell us about your company?
Can you tell us a bit about the new space?
Our new space is located in midtown Manhattan and it’s focused on offering a coffee program featuring a daily rotation of coffees from The Barn. We are mostly a pour-over bar, looking to share our love to alternative processing methods and take the New York coffee community into a global journey with exceptional single origin coffees from around the world.
What’s your approach to coffee?
Slow, low volume, outstandingly new.
Any machines, coffees, special equipment lined up?
How is your project considering sustainability?
We deliver beans by bike in NYC.
What’s your hopeful target opening date/month?
Are you working with craftspeople, architects, and/or creatives that you’d like to mention?
Got a lot of support and help from our partner, The Barn.