In early 1948, Emanuele D'Amico rented a brownstone storefront at 309 Court Street in Brooklyn and began a tradition of quality and service. With grand, old-fashioned machinery Emanuele blended and roasted the finest coffee beans. The rich and fragrant aroma of fresh coffee poured out of the store and into the neighborhood, which attracted customers into the cozy shop. D'Amico's began importing olive oils, canned goods, spices and cheese, bringing the comfort-staples of Italian life to the largly immigrant community. The rich history of D'Amico's lives on in the present with Emanuele's children and grandchildren continuing to roast coffee beans, brew aromatic blends, and serve the ever-blossoming communities of Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill.