Sam Ortiz and Melissa Lopez are coffee bloggers based in Brooklyn, NY. Sam is a portrait photographer who has started a personal photo series about the growing coffee culture in NYC. As a result, he and Melissa created a blog called Coffee Meets Tea where they both contribute with photos and small stories about the diverse culture brewing at these shops. They enjoy exploring different places, meeting and photographing interesting people, laughing, and, of course, they can’t do without their coffee and tea.
Toby's Estate Coffee, a new coffee shop on the corner of Charles Street and 7th Ave, fits well in the picturesque West Village; low-key, charming and nothing short of pleasant.