Step into Artizen, Riverdale, the Bronx, NYC’s hidden oasis born from the serendipitous meeting of Maria and Adam. Maria, with a fervent vision of creating a unique coffee shop that transcended the ordinary, crossed paths with Adam, who unwittingly became more than a friend on this journey.
When fate brought them together, Maria was on the hunt for the perfect location to realize her vision. Adam saw a chance to draw closer to her, under the guise of “market research,” and so they embarked on coffee shop explorations. Persistence proved fruitful as Adam gradually chipped away at Maria’s reservations.
Through these seemingly innocent encounters, love blossomed. A few years, shared dreams, the pitter-patter of little feet, a wedding, and a life-altering lockdown later, Maria and Adam’s joint passion led them to the birth of Artizen.The journey also ignited Adam’s fascination with specialty coffee. His connection to the Dominican Republic runs deep, as his mother’s roots trace back to a coffee and cacao farm there. The fragrant memories of his mother’s stories were rekindled, inspiring him to delve into the world of exceptional coffee craftsmanship.
a haven where the warmth of coffee mingles with the richness of shared experiences
Artizen stands not only as a testament to Maria’s relentless pursuit of her dream but also as a celebration of the love story that brought it to fruition. It’s a haven where the warmth of coffee mingles with the richness of shared experiences, a reflection of Maria and Adam’s journey from chance meeting to kindred spirits, all within the heart of the Bronx.