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Before Williamsburg fashioned itself as the coffee capitol of the entire borough, this Park Slope favorite rose to dominance and has more or less stayed there ever since. A decade after opening, Gorilla is easily one of the longest-running and most visible staples in our exploding coffee scene, with organic, Fair Trade beans sold all over the city alongside their ubiquitous mugs and shirts.
More recently, the company had little trouble bouncing back from a contentious period in 2010, when nearly the entire staff of baristas quit over conflicts with one of the owners. Since then they've quietly resolved tensions, consistently sending staff out to conferences to keep up with roasting techniques, and even sending a company bike team on a ride through the Colorado Rockies. Aww.