DailyCandy Interviews Gaslight Coffee Roasters Owners Tristan Coulter and Zak Rye
DailyCandy: The space looks great. Loving the patterned wallpaper, exposed brick, white pine floors, and vintage lanterns. The taxidermy’s a nice touch.
Tristan: We gutted this place ourselves. Things are particularly crazy because Zak just got married. I got married two months ago.
Zak: We should’ve just married each other.
DC: [looks terrified]
T: We’re too excited to stress. We’ve got a communal roasting facility in back. Wormhole’s using it, too. We’re not snooty baristas.
Z: We’ll do whatever customers want: pour over, siphon, cowboy coffee. You want a shot of espresso in a bowl of soup? Done.
T: We’re making syrups in-house. We’ll serve La Boulangerie pastries, Marion Street cheese, Smoking Goose charcuterie, and breakfast bentos with a duck egg, fruit, and bread.
DC: This place is going to be a hit. Do you agree?
T + Z: We do.
Gaslight Coffee Roasters, 2385 North Milwaukee Avenue, at Fullerton Avenue (gaslightcoffee.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Gaslight Coffee