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coffee@home: Guatemala La Concepcion Buenavista

Beans: Guatemala La Concepcion Buenavista Roaster: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Rating: 3+

Occasionally I have a strong opinion about what coffee I want (or don’t want) when I’m buying beans. That was even more the case a few years back when the pickings were slimmer and I was frequently rotating amongst different coffees from one [...]

Stumptown in New York

Name: Stumptown Coffee Roasters – NYC Ace Location: 18 West 29th Street (29th and Broadway, next to and with interior access to the Ace Hotel), New York, NY Rating: 4-

Not too many newspapers do good coffee the justice it deserves, which is why I was so happy to see the New York [...]

Secret Barista Man

Name: New York Training Lab Location: 594 Broadway, Suite 909A, New York, NY Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea

It seemed obvious enough how to find the Intelligentsia New York Training Lab as I entered 594 Broadway, a nondescript, but otherwise obvious building in the lower portion of Manhattan. “Suite 909A” was posted on the [...]

Don’t Avoid the Third Rail

Name: Third Rail Coffee Location: 240 Sullivan Street (between Bleeker and West 3rd), New York, New York Rating: 4

Third Rail Coffee is one of the many new spots slinging quality coffee in the greater New York Area these days. Following a hearty recommendation of this cafe from a couple of people, I swung [...]

Sips Sans Simon

Update: Simon Sips has closed. Blue Bird Cafe, still using Counter Culture has opened in the same space.

Name: Simon Sips Location: 72 East 1st Street, New York, New York Roaster: Counter Culture Coffee Rating: 3

There’s a reason I tend not to hob-knob with coffee industry folks, and it’s not just because I don’t [...]

Haute Cafe

Name: Culture Cafe Location: 72 West 38th Street (between 5th and 6th), New York, NY Rating: 3+

I’ve been eagerly anticipating the grand opening of the Stumptown Cafe in the Ace New York for months. I’m excited about this new cafe not so much because it will serve as the flagship heading up the ever [...]

From Farm:Table to Irving Farm

Name: Irving Farm Coffee Company Location: 56 7th Avenue, New York, NY (2 other locations at 71 Irving Place and in Millerton, NY) Rating: 3-

I had elaborate coffee touring plans laid out for my recent trip to New York which included visits to many of the new cafes opening like wildfire [...]

coffee@home: Two of Oren’s Daily Roasts

Beans: Ethiopia Sidamo #3 and Brazil Cerrado Daterra Roaster: Oren’s Daily Roast Rating: 3- and 3+

My recent trip to New York was mostly business only. I had time to grab a quick cup of house blend from the Joe Kiosk in Grand Central right before rushing for the train. I also had [...]