Why it's hot: This Scandinavian coffee-bar-meets-lifestyle-shop in Greenpoint recently opened from Elliot Rayman (Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Variety Coffee vet), Crystal Pei and Rut Hermannsdóttir. Its tagline: "Coffee Bar. Design Goods. Nordic." The coffee-retail concept also sells clothes, scarves and other wares while baristas pump out Scandinavian-inspired brews including a $10 drink called the Lakkris Latte. A back patio and upcoming beer and wine license will make it a destination for boozier drinks during the summer months as well.
The gear: Budin features a Modbar system with flamed birch handles (via Sprudge). For filter coffee they have a Fetco and manual brew-bar tools for Aeropress and Hario V60 single-brew coffees.
The Details: 114 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn; 347-844-9639