COFFEE. DESIGN. CREATIVITY
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Bell's is the combination of a specialty coffee shop and a small retail store for living accessories and small gifts. We opened our first location in November 2016. Our space is located in Soho. We couldn't be more happy about this location with its floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of natural daylight. We designed a cozy atmosphere for you, and we hope you enjoy sitting on our couch, sipping delicious coffee and forget about everything that's happening around you, just for a little while.
WHO IS BELL
Well, my name is Marie-Isabel, but my friends and family call me Bell. We, that is me and my husband Rob, moved to New York by the end of March 2016, to live our dream of our own coffee shop and design store. Or maybe it was more my dream, but Rob loves NY almost as much as I do, so we've sold everything we had to come here and start all over again. I studied architecture in Stuttgart, New York and Istanbul, Rob had his own industrial design company rmi.design in Germany. Together we designed several design products (you can read more about them on our Blog) which we successfully sell all over Europe. Now we have our own design store and coffee shop here in NYC to sell our products plus products from other young designers and artists from NYC.
WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL
Our goal is it to offer the best coffee drinks and pastries of NYC, every day. And that's only possible by using the best ingredients available. We only use milk from a local, family-owned creamery located in in the Hudson Valley in Upstate New York. They care about their cows, and the milk goes from the cows into the bottles in less than 8 hours. It can't be any fresher, you can taste the difference, and it's much more healthy for you, too. We purchase our coffee beans from Birch Coffee, a local roaster from Long Island City, and our pastries are from two small local bakeries, Sweet Generation and Sans Bakery. We only order small amounts of food so that it's fresh every day. Our Chai Tea Latte is made from a whole leaf black tea, which we brew fresh. It is mixed with whole spices like cardamom capsules, cinnamon bark and cloves, and is lightly covered with honey. It's so much better than using a concentrate or powder, and you will taste the difference right away. For our Hot Chocolate and Mocha we're melting real chocolate chunks, which gives the drinks a rich chocolate flavor and is much better than any chocolate syrup.
Unfortunately the hospitality industry produces a lot of waste. In one year Americans use 58 billion to-go cups. We care about our environment, that's why we only use compostable and biodegradable plastic cups and lids for all our iced drinks. Of corse it is more expensive for us to buy them, but we think it is more important to protect our planet, and it is necessary that we all start caring now. That's why you enjoy a $0.30 discount on your coffee drink if you bring your own cup.
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And don't forget: Never stand between me and my coffee.