Mexi-BBQ Expands Into the Coffee World

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Astoria is quickly becoming a coffee hot spot, and business owners in the neighborhood are paying attention.

Dino Phillippou and Dimitri Paloumbis, the owners of Mexi BBQ, have recently bought the empty storefront located at 37-04 30th ave, and sources say they’re planning to open up a coffee spot – cold brewed coffee, that is.

 

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The new cafe space

 

Now, don’t think that they just know BBQ. Dimitri is a co-owner of the famed Cavo lounge, and Dino owns Break Bar and Billiards – so they clearly know how to handle different industries and types of establishments.

We’re interested to see what a cold brew spot is like – cold brewed coffee naturally seems sweeter due to its lower acidity. Because the coffee beans in cold-press coffee never come into contact with heated water, the process of leaching flavor from the beans produces a different chemical profile from conventional brewing methods. Cold brew coffee is not to be confused with iced coffee, which generally refers to coffee that is brewed hot and then chilled by pouring over or adding ice, though it can refer to cold brew coffee served on ice.