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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 […]

This Here Ain’t from Bob Evans’ Farm

Name: farm:table Location: 754 Post Street (between Jones and Leavenworth), San Francisco, CA Rating: 4-

After my best friend and I hit up the Blue Bottle Ferry Plaza kiosk and before we sated his out-of-town burrito hunger at La Tacqueria (against the recommendations of otherwise admirable Burrito Eater), took a detour by the recently opened […]

Have You Hugged Your Espresso Today?

Name: Abraço Espresso Location: 86 East 7th Street (near 1st Ave.) New York, NY Rating: 3+

Abraço surely wins the award on this trip, or perhaps period, for tiniest cafe with good coffee. The space inside for customers isn’t more than a few feet wide and a few more long, and the space behind […]

No More Hard Times in New York Town

A few years ago, I may have been excited about a trip to New York, but it wouldn’t have been for the coffee. I (along with many others) have long lamented New York’s lack of good coffee, especially for a city of its size, density and culinary reputation.  Nature abhors a vacuum, however, and […]