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'Breaking Bad'-Themed Coffee Shop Scouting Locations in Greenpoint

By Serena Dai | October 12, 2015 8:50am
Walter's Coffee Roastery
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Walter White's coffee counterpart may be popping up in Greenpoint.

"Breaking Bad"-themed Walter's Coffee Roastery, which opened in Istanbul last year to much fanfare, has launched a Kickstarter to open a new location in New York — and the cafe laden with chemistry motifs has already looked at two locations in Greenpoint.

The coffee shop is looking to raise $55,000 in cash to be used for remodeling a space, equipment and legal fees.

Founder Deniz Kosan has said that he was inspired by a scene in the Emmy-winning show where meth-maker Walter White admires a cup of joe.

Kosan originally wanted to open the shop in Brooklyn, according to the video on Kickstarter, but things didn't work out.

Now they're trying again.

Walter's cafe business sounds much like any other hip new coffee roaster.

People will be encouraged to come in to work at their computers, either by themselves or with others. The spot will offer food like Nutella cookies, homemade bagels and pancakes.

And Kosan and his cohorts roast every morning in small batches and have a "meticulously tested micro-roasting process."

But unlike other coffee shops, Walter's roasters wear HazMat suits, coffee is served in little beakers like the ones Walter White uses on the show, and the periodic table will be used as decoration.

"After working in the food and beverage industry all over the world for a significant amount of time, we all realized the lack of originality and agreed it is time to create a social space with an edge," their Facebook page says. "We are passionate about coffee and we love Breaking Bad, the greatest TV-Show of all time. So we wanted to combine our common interests."

If all goes well, Walter's will open a "coffee lab" in Greenpoint in April 2016.