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Transcend your mind, body, and taste buds to the remote Columbian jungle in one of Devocian’s three NYC locations and experience the only company in the world that roasts true farm-fresh coffee ten days after leaving origin.

OUR ARTICLE

BY: Tara Goutermout Contributing writer

There’s a great no-one-knows-who-said-it-first quote about New York that reads: “The taller the building, the longer the shadows. Once you’re comfortable in New York, you start having fun with the dark.”

Whether you’re just visiting or here for the long run, there’s nothing that could be more true. Except, well, sometimes. Because sometimes, when the wind chill is 10, you haven’t seen sunlight all week, and seasonal affective disorder has fully set in like a never-ending winter haze, you’re ready to think about that one-way ticket.

Before you do that, do this: head into Devoción. Their flagship in Williamsburg has a massive sunroof ceiling that manages to find the light, even on the greyest of days. Real, living, breathing, tropical plants flourish on the back wall. If you sit close enough to them, we swear your five senses will take you to the untamed Columbian jungle, which is where the beans of your coffee were just a week before.

Walking through the doors in Williamsburg, you’ll see the rest of the roasting process first-hand through their glass hallway that makes you feel more like you’re on a brewery tour than in line at a coffee shop.

Literally. In the city that runs on (a lot of) coffee, Devoción is applauded as having some of the best. Their secret? It’s the only company in the world that roasts true farm-fresh coffee only 10 days after leaving origin.

To know why that matters, it takes a bit of a 201 lesson: coffee is known as a bean, but it’s actually the seed of a cherry. This living seed holds 400 of the 1,000+ components that directly contribute to the flavor and aroma profiles in brewed coffee. And like any living thing, heat, humidity, and pressure wears it out, leading to the dissipation of the coffee’s flavor and aromas. That means the sooner you roast, the less “wear”, and the more potently delicious.

In order to get from harvest to roast so quickly, Devoción packs and sends the green beans directly from their facility in Bogotá, Colombia to their roaster in Brooklyn, New York just the day after the coffee cherries have been picked from remote, hand-selected Colombian farms.

Walking through the doors in Williamsburg, you’ll see the rest of the roasting process first-hand through their glass hallway that makes you feel more like you’re on a brewery tour than in line at a coffee shop.

And once you take your first sip, you’ll know why they do it. CYTIES recommends sticking to a classic cup of black coffee or cold brew to not milk down the closest thing you can get to Colombia without flying there.

FIELD TIPS

Colombian-born Steven Sutton launched Devoción to produce New York’s freshest coffee by roasting true farm-fresh coffee only 10 days after leaving origin

Try the drip coffee black or cold brew to get the best of the coffee’s profile and aromas

Devoción has locations in Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, & Flatiron. For the warmest atmosphere, head to the Williamsburg flagship

Good things come to those who wait: expect a bit of a line on weekends and classic NYC battle for working space on weekdays

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