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KIN


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KIN


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THE WHO


THE WHO


Tabi & MIKE

WE OWN THIS ISH.

MIKES STORY:
I grew up thinking coffee meant a sugary frozen drink until one day a good friend of mine made me a hand brewed cup of coffee & I fell in love with what coffee could be. I started my journey towards coffee at that moment and as I built relationships in the coffee circuit I knew I would one day want to own a cafe. In 2013 I started working at a local cafe and since have helped manage, run, and start several well known cafes in Brooklyn. I love the community culture that coffee brings and that is what I want to see brought into KIN.

TABI'S STORY:
I fell in love with coffee over a french press. When I was about 18 my friend convinced me to order a press over my usual coffee drink {that was more like a milkshake than a coffee}. I didn't yet understand the coffee but I knew something was different in the preparation & outcome of that cup. As my work started to pick up as a stylist in the entertainment world I would be on major sets and small photoshoots and the coffee was consistently, across the board terrible. People would go get coffee nearby, because anywhere was better than on set. I told Michael I was sick of drinking bad coffee on set. That's when an idea for KIN was born.

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OUR STORY:
The more we fell in love with the culture of our local cafes the more we realized we wanted to bring that same community vibe into events/sets/shoots etc. in NYC. Our dream of owning a local cafe started to change as we saw a need developing. We decided to create a space for people to have a genuine interaction over a great cup of coffee, no matter what the environment is. The dream still seemed far away at this point but then we found our camper. It was a beautiful 1974 vintage mess (Scotty Serro Highlander) that came from an exhibit in the MOMA/PS1 and found it's way to a local restaraunt where the lovely owners believed in our vision and sold it to us. After that moment we hit the ground running doing renovations, sourcing the best ingredients and building the Scotty out.

Sourcing + Environmental

WHY WE CARE.

We found the best locally made plant & nut based milks (without stabilizers or gums) that also steams & pours like a champ. MALK is the best there is.

Our cows milk will come from real farmers doing great sustainable work locally. We are considering: SkyTopFarms, Patrick Farms & Straus Family Creamery .

We love farmers and the people who support them. Our good friends Joel & Renata at Eastlick Coffee Co. provide our fair trade locally roasted coffee. 

Every element in a cup of coffee counts so when we were sourcing our ingredients water was at the top of the list. We wanted to provide water on the go, so that we did not have to plug into plumbing. Most importantly we wanted it to be free of chemical additives, fluoride, and served in reusable glass. Thankfully there are others passionate about water the way we are at MountainValleySprings.

All of our sweetners are organic, vegan, and chemical free.

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We are inspired by organizations like Cradle2Cradle that are changing the waste game in the world. If we have compostable cups at events we'd like to use plantable cups like these that turn into flowers.

The building materials involved in the refurb of the camper and coffee cart are all salvaged and secondhand items. Over 80% of human waste is construction materials and we want to help change that. We use places like BIG to find salvaged building materials instead of buying new ones.

Waste is a big concern in catering, since the majority of hired food & beverages gets thrown out (although we think ours will be too delicious to throw out) At every event that we are hired for we will have on site composting for the coffee, filters, and paper materials used.

Both services can be powered by solar power. We use a GoalZero unit.

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THE SERVICE


THE SERVICE

THE SERVICE


THE SERVICE

WE ARE CHANGING THE GAME IN COFFEE CATERING. 

WE OFFER COLD BREW & POUR OVER SERVICE FOR ALL TYPES OF EVENTS, PRODUCTION SHOOTS, & PARTIES. OUR RATES ARE BASED ON THE NEEDS PER EVENT.

FOR A QUOTE & MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US BELOW.