D’Amico Coffee, the 64-year-old Brooklyn family-owned grocery that has been grinding its own beans since it was founded in 1948, has been forced to change its operations because some new neighborhood residents who hate the way coffee smells keep calling the fire department on the store.
That’s right….Carroll Gardens is officially the worst. See below for the new sign on the Court St. location:
Saturday night we were hosting a small dinner party, and in a rush to find fresh mozzarella, we stopped into Carroll Gardens D’Amico Foods, the site on which a battle of the beans is currently being fought.
As we reported last week, the Carrol Garden institution, which opened in 1948, grinds and brews its coffee on-site in the front of the store, as it’s been doing for over 60 years. But after some local resident called 311 and complained about the smell, the DEP made a surprise visit and told the shop that it may have to close down its operation, due to a lack of an afterburner.
After seeing the infamous sign in the window, we went in and talked to owner Frank D’Amico Jr.‘s wife, Joan D’Amico about the current situation.