They say if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, though if you want that something to be done Just Wright you have to convince Common to act like he's attracted to Queen Latifah. If you want your coffee done right, just head to the Anthology Coffee pop-up at The Red Hook this Sunday.
Run by the H.B.I.C. (Head Barista In Charge!) at Birmingham's Commonwealth, the ultra-dedicated team at Anthology has traveled the globe to hand-select the most mouthwatering beans from super-small-output farms (a fanaticism developed while working at mud meccas from SF's Ritual to Portland's Stumptown), but to get their transcendent tar the way it was meant to be -- i.e., not screwed up by you -- you'll need to drop by their one-day-only pop-up. Extracting maximum flavor by pouring water slowly over individual cups of ground beans, choices will include their creamy Campanula El Salvador ("sweet dried fruit", "caramel finish"), the fig-ish Karimikui AA Kenya, ("grapefruit brightness", "syrupy body"), and Pablo Paz's velvety Honduras blend, which boasts "tropical fruit" and a "chocolate finish", which is what Eriq La Salle shouts every time he wraps up performing "Greatest Love Of All". In addition to straight brew, they'll also caffeinate you with expert lattes, capps, macchiatos, and a seasonal espresso that's yet to be determined, but sure to be the crema the crop.
Rounding it out'll be Mast Brothers' hot chocolate, and rumor has it there'll also be a visit from the Detroit Institute of Bagels, perhaps the only place you'll find more holes than the plot of Just Wright.