The Bedford Ave. location of Williamsburg’s Oslo Coffee was gutted by fire yesterday. The company announced via Twitter that no one was injured during the blaze.
The Oslo team would also like to remind its patrons that the two other Oslo locations — the flagship shop at 133 Roebling Street in Williamsburg, and the shop at 422 E. 75th Street, Yorkville — remain open.
A NYFD representative told The Gothamist that the blaze was contained within 45 minutes, but that it appeared to have ripped through the facility’s duct work. Here’s more on Oslo coffee from the company’s website:
Oslo Coffee opened over 8 years ago, in 2003, when JD and Kathy Merget moved from their tiny Chinatown apartment to start their own small coffee business in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At the time they simply wanted to serve neighborhood locals with the best coffee the area had to offer. Since then Oslo has grown to be a place they could only have dreamed of, evolving to become a respected establishment with a name that is synonymous with the best coffee in New York City: their own coffee, roasted in their trusty 12-kilo Probat roaster, as Oslo Coffee Roasters.
Expect to find exceptional coffee when visiting our retail shops. Whether you order an expertly prepared espresso drink or one of our cold-brewed, single origin iced coffees, our aim is to prepare the coffees we serve with the same amount of care and insight that goes into roasting them, and that’s saying something.
Our mission is to offer a positive experience for all involved: the best coffee for our customers; the best work environment, training and support for our staff; support for our communities and local businesses by utilizing their products and participating in and donating to local causes.
Our premium coffee beans come from farmers who use ecologically and socially sustainable practices, helping to support a healthy ecosystem and to provide a fair living for their workers. These are the only farms that can produce the high quality coffee we use. The care that goes into growing, shipping and finally roasting these coffees is reflected in the flavor of the finished product.