JFK A-OK, We’re Not JK: Strand Does World Bean at Kennedy Airport

 
By 24 November 2010
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First LaGuardia, now JFK. We’ve written in the past about the World Bean program at LaGuardia Airport Delta Terminal, and we’ll there to see things for ourselves in 2 weeks, but in the meantime check out Oliver Strand’s coverage of World Bean’s newest JFK Airport outpost:

In September, Terminal D at La Guardia Airport inaugurated two outposts of World Bean coffee bars — each outfitted with a Slayer — where you can get a shot of Zone 10, a single-origin espresso from Barismo, a small-batch roaster outside of Boston with serious coffee-nerd cred.

At Kennedy, the World Bean counters are incorporated into two food stands — Croque Madame in Terminal 2 and Bar Brace in Terminal 3 — and the coffees themselves are different from those at La Guardia. You can get a cappuccino made with Colombian el Jordan or a cup of Indonesian Sulawesi Toarco — both from Stumptown Coffee Roasters — brewed to order.

Insider info suggests ex-Seattleite, current New Yorker and holistic World Citizen Sam Lewontin is behind the happenings at JFK.  Sam wrote exquisitely a few months back on the gap between specialty coffee in Seattle and Portland, a discussion which garnered a great deal of worth-your-while commentary on the Slayer blog, and we’re excited to see him involved and thriving in the ongoing development of World Bean.

Read the full Oliver Strand write-up at New York Times In Transit.

 
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