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In Brooklyn these days, conversations about coffee tend to tilt toward the new. Seems like every few weeks a new shop opens up, touting sustainably-sourced, hand-picked beans and mastery of the ever-elevating baristatic arts. And that’s all good.

But lost in the glare of the latest cold-brewing, single-cup pour-over techniques is the slow fade of old-school coffee shop culture. Yup, shocka! Brooklynites were drinking coffee even before the dawn of the hipster.

Videographer Casimir Nozkowski treats us to a welcome, and timely, look at Caffe Capri, a treasured neighborhood spot in East Williamsburg where co-owners Sarah Devita and her brother-in-law Joseph have been keeping it real for forty years, and regulars swear by the iced coffee. The secret? Coffee ice.

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