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Unpacking Coffee with Kandace and Ray: Supercrown Coffee Roasters

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In this week’s episode of Unpacking Coffee, Kandace and Ray chat with Darleen Scherer, who earlier this year opened Supercrown Coffee Roasters in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.

A former barista competition judge and executive committee member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Roaster’s Guild, Scherer is especially well-known in coffee circles as the co-founder of Gorilla Coffee, an upscale roastery that launched in 2002. She left Gorilla in late 2014, eventually launching Supercrown around a 1,700-square-foot roasting headquarters and retail bar at 8 Wilson Avenue.

Scherer plans an ambitious online subscription program consisting of at least 52 coffees annually, offered in weekly or twice-monthly packages. Single-origin coffees in 8.8-ounce-capacity compostable Biotrē bags will be packed inside recycled cardboard boxes that include photo corners to hold swappable cards, customized for each coffee. Here’s more:

Unpacking Coffee is a weekly show discovering new coffee roasters one episode at a time led by Kandace and Ray of the Portland-based studio Needmore Designs, which specializes in coffee, wine and lifestyle brands.