“Dora” on East Broadway Becomes “Pushcart Coffee”

Lisa Fischoff, Jamie Rogers of Pushcart Coffee.

Regular customers of “Dora,” the year-old coffee shop at 221 East Broadway, have noticed a few changes lately. In September, Jamie Rogers bought the business from Nicole Slaven, who had named the shop for her great grandmother, Dora Cohen.  This week, Jamie renamed the store “Pushcart Coffee.” Recently he also took on a partner, Lisa Fischoff, the first employee he hired three months ago.

Neighborhood Wedding:Match Made Over a Bag of Beans

Nicole Slaven and Ed Kaufmann shortly after exchanging vows on Saturday night at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Norfolk St.

The stunning Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts was shimmering in blue and silver light on Saturday evening for the heartwarming wedding of Nicole Slaven, owner of the local coffee shop, Dora, and Ed Kaufmann, a roaster for the indie coffee company, Stumptown Coffee Roasters. The two met in 2008 when Kaufmann, who is also a veteran barista, was managing Kaffe 1668 in Tribeca. They later met up to “pal around” at a specialty coffee convention in Houston, and the rest is history.

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Open & Closed: Food, Drink, Shopping Edition (Updated 12:40pm)

Essex Street, next to Seward Park. Photo by Peter Rojas, via yfrog.

More opening/closing news – food, drink and shopping edition:

  • Fontana’s will be open by 3pm.  Free Wifi.  Serving Hot Chocolate, coffee and Hot toddies!
  • Moo Shoes on Orchard hopes to be open by 1 or 2pm.
  • Babycakes is closed.
  • Roni-Sue’s Chocolates is closed.
  • Berkli Parc, the new coffee shop at Allen & Delancey, is open. Fresh scones are coming out of the oven!
  • Northern Spy is closed for lunch but serving dinner.
  • Dora on East Broadway. Build the first snowman outside their shop and your coffee is FREE for a week!

At Dora, Nicole Slaven Shares Her Passion for Coffee

When Nicole Slaven sets out to make a cup of coffee, she is not messing around.  Every serving is individually brewed in a Hario 360 1-cup cone. There’s an 18:1 (water to coffee) ratio that allows all of the grounds to hydrate thoroughly.  The process takes exactly three-and-a-half minutes. In short, the details matter a lot!

Good Morning!

After a gorgeous autumn weekend, it’ll be mostly cloudy today with a high of 55.

Dora’s Debut Just Days Away

"Team Dora" with owner Nicole Slaven (second from right) at their preview party

We stopped by a preview party last night at Dora, the new coffee shop that will open at 221 East Broadway (Clinton Street) a week from Monday, November 22.  The new space is coming along nicely and the smell of Stumptown coffee was already filling the air.  More to come in a day or two!