The Amuse Bouche blog writes that Baruir's roasts its own coffee and has since opened in 1966 by the Nersesian family:
Baruir's is a sort of open secret among an inner circle of outer borough New York food cognoscenti. You will not find it in the Zagat Gourmet Marketplace, nor among the usual lists of New York coffee haunts, most of which are trendily forgettable.Stop by for fresh roasted coffee or a cup at a place that was a gourmet shop for Greek and Armenian essentials before the term gourmet shop was invented. The iced coffee is served with ice cubes made of coffee, and that means no diluting, just coffee taste.
The Amuse Bouche review prompted me to stop by Baruir's, and I got to say the coffee is excellent, not over-roasted or bitter, but a great coffee flavor. Also they sell good dried fruit and chocolate covered coffee beans, along with plenty of imported jams and foodstuffs from the Mediterranean and Near East.
Note - Baruir's is a not a coffee shop so much as it is a shop for great coffee. There's only a couple small chairs for sitting and no tables. You're better off getting your coffee to go.
- Baruir's Coffee, 40-07 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, 718-784-0842
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