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A Bluebird Will Arise from the Ashes

Name: Bluebird Coffee Shop Location: 72 East 1st Street, New York, NY Roasters: Counter Culture Coffee Rating: 3+

I couldn’t help but feel a bit like the harbinger of death after my visit to Simon Sips. Moments before I walked in the door, one of their long time baristas gave his notice, and […]

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 […]

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 […]