land to sea Diversifies NYC’s Cafe Culture + Creative Community

Created by people of color to uplift people of color, this Williamsburg space is more than a typical coffee shop

Another coffee shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is par for the course, but that’s why the neighborhood’s latest addition, land to sea, stands out even more. Opening its doors in October, Emily Shum and Eva Zhou’s land to sea fosters a creative and inclusive community, hosting food pop-ups, art exhibits and classes, especially designed to uplift artists of color. More than a cafe, this versatile venue …

Ai Weiwei Espresso Cups

Italian coffee brand illy enlisted Ai Weiwei for a new collection of cappuccino and espresso cups, available in sets of two or four. The dripping design is a nod to the artist’s 2006 artwork, “Colored Vases”—a piece that consists of 51 ancient vessels painted in bright colors, a reference to the Chinese Cultural Revolution and covered up history.

Bambino Espresso Maker

Breville’s most affordable and compact espresso maker, the Bambino is designed to save counter space but maintain coffee quality. Despite measuring only 6.25 inches in width, the Bambino incorporates many of the features Breville users have grown to love, including the advanced system that pre-infuses coffee grinds for greater extraction and the electronic temperature control. The stainless steel appliance also includes a steam wand for …