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City Girl Cafe

Name: City Girl Cafe Location: 63 Thompson Street, New York, NY Roasters: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Rating: 3-

As the New York coffee turf battle continues, it seems not unsurprising that Ground Support, an Intelligentsia account, opened up just around the corner from City Girl Cafe, server of Stumptown coffee. I suppose the only [...]

A New Standard…for a Corner Deli

Name: Brooklyn Standard Location: 188 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY Roaster: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Rating: 3-

Not far from Lucky Shot Espresso lies Brooklyn Standard, an ordinarily looking New York deli serving pleasantly updated deli fare. The atmosphere, setup and overall aesthetic to the shop resembles more or less what you might find at [...]

Coffee to Make Pat Benatar Weep

Name: Lucky Shot Espresso Location: 145 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY Roasters: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Rating: 4-

Over the holidays, I headed back to New York to explore cafes, see Kandinsky at the Guggenheim, meet up with Oliver Strand of the New York Times, test out the true temperature rating of my down jacket, [...]

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 [...]

coffee@home: Hair Bender

Beans: Hair Bender Roaster: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Rating: 4

A true metaphysical puzzle for any coffee roaster is how to name a signature blend. The challenge is that the components of any blend change, both seasonally and from year to year (I’m not even considering variation from roast to roast). With single origins, the [...]

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 [...]

Beauty in a Bargain

Name: Sit and Wonder (no website yet) Location: 688 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, New York Rating: 4-

Sitting there, I couldn’t help but wonder how long this cafe could manage to keep selling coffee at $1 a cup. Granted, you’re not going to spend $2 to schlep across the greater Metropolitan area just to save [...]

Three Out of Four Barrels…

Name: Four Barrel Coffee Location: 375 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA Rating: 4-

My ongoing coverage of Four Barrel Coffee is starting to take on a life of its own. During my delusions of grandeur, I can’t help wonder if my first few reviews (1,2) aren’t the foundations for an epic saga such as [...]