Since opening its first bar in Propect Heights in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2012, Hungry Ghost has somewhat quietly, methodically opened a series of simple yet contemporary shops that seem to fit seamlessly within their neighborhood surroundings in various corners of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The company is planning to open two more Brooklyn shops this fall, which would bring its brick-and-mortar tally up to six, all of which continue to serve coffees from Portland, Ore.-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters exclusively.
The first of these new shops will occupy 420 square feet on the ground floor of the DKLB Brooklyn apartment complex at 80 DeKalb Ave. in Fort Greene just south of the LIU-Brooklyn campus near the DeKalb Ave. station.
Hungry Ghost Founder and Owner Murat Uyaroglu told Daily Coffee News that the bar will feature a La Marzocco Strada AV with a Nuova Simonelli Mythos One Clima Pro grinder for espresso,
“Our motto is ‘chasing the perfect shot,’ and we’ve never strayed from that,” Uyaroglu told Daily Coffee News. “When you come to Hungry Ghost, you get an excellent cup of coffee and an inviting location for people to relax and meet each other.”
Uyaroglu said he hopes to apply the same concept to another shop, slated to open later this fall in East Williamsburg. Asked about approaching new shop locations in such a competitive specialty coffee retail landscape, Uyaroglu said, “I have lived in Brooklyn for 11 years and Fort Greene for the past two, so I really have a good grasp of what local customers want.”