Astro Coffee's reputation continues spreading, this time overseas.
The popular Corktown coffeehop-bakery, which turned two years old last month, earns a spread in a U.K. design and lifestyle digital magazine called We Heart. Executive editor Rob Wilkes describes "a relaxed ship where the ethos is friendliness rather than coffee snobbery . . . . on the increasingly-boho strip of Michigan Avenue."
He sketches the owners' "cosmopolitan backstory:"
Daisuke Hughes from Ann Arbor, Mich., met Jessica Hicks, from Glen Innes, Australia, while working together in London for Monmouth Coffee Company. . . . They moved to Sydney, Australia, and then to Detroit, where they decided that was all the luggage carrying they wanted to do. . . .
Dai does the coffee, Jessica does the baking.
Nine photos by Evan Hansen, co-creator of Gourmet Underground Detroit, illustrate the short feature -- displayed alongside visit-worthy recommendations from Amsterdam, Dublin, Melbourne, Liverpool, Johannesburg and other destinations.