Feel Good Drinks Of Fall: The Apple Betty Cappuccino From Tobys Estate Brooklyn

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A month ago we announced our new Feel Good Drinks Of Fall series, where we celebrate the latest and greatest in cozy coffee drinks. The series was inspired in part by this out of control S'mores Gibraltar from Onyx Coffee Lab, which the internet (our staff included) just could not get enough of. Submissions have been rolling in since then, and with … [Read more...]

Toby’s Estate Announces West Village Cafe & Brew School

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The third U.S. Toby’s Estate café is slated to open next month in Manhattan, continuing the Sydney-founded brand's growth in North America after launching in Brooklyn in 2012. In advance of that opening, Toby's New York owners Amber Jacobsen and Adam Boyd gave Sprudge a peek into the forthcoming shop. The extensively renovated space sits among … [Read more...]

Coffee + Curiosity at the Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn

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The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, Brooklyn, stands near the banks of an infamous local waterway. A Superfund site, the Gowanus Canal is the tarnished legacy of Brooklyn’s industrial past. Foot-long oyster beds of old have been replaced by murky green water that can be smelled long before it’s seen. However, now a new cluster of edible pearls is … [Read more...]

New York Post Is All Like “$10 Latte? You Gotta Be Kiddin’ Me”

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Intrepid reporter Dana Schuster visited Budin and ordered the shop's now-infamous Lakkrís Latte for a New York Post feature titled "Why does this coffee cost $10?" It is perhaps the greatest newspaper article of all time. How did Schuster feel about the $10 latte? This image sums it up: The article pulses and courses with that certain … [Read more...]

Meet The Best Barista In New York City: Sam Lewontin!

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Samuel Lewontin is your newly crowned 2013 Northeast Regional Barista Competition champion! Mr. Lewontin is the manager at Everyman Espresso SoHo, a dedicated Counter Culture Coffee account located at 301 W. Broadway in New York City. Mr. Lewontin competed and won at the NERBC using Counter Culture's Burundi Mpemba, from the Kazoza N'Ikawa … [Read more...]

Saturday In NYC: Barista Competitor Lab At Counter Culture Coffee

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The Northeast Regional Barista Competition is back on track, scheduled for February 20th-22nd at Attic Studios in Long Island City and sponsored by Dallis Bros. Coffee. In advance of this event, our friends and longtime partners at Counter Culture Coffee are offering a fabulous competition workshop - or "Competitor Lab" - at their New York Training … [Read more...]

Exclusive: Intelligentsia To Open 5 New Cafes In 2013

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Breaking news here at Sprudge HQ, as we've received word that Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea are planning to open five new retail coffee bars in 2013. This information has been confirmed by Intelligentsia's Director of Marketing and Communciations Stephen Morrisey. Intelli's plans call for three new cafes in the Chicago area, a previously reported … [Read more...]

6 Coffee and Apple Pairings From Gimme! Coffee

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The bright minds at Gimme! Coffee in New York got together and found perfect pairings for their coffees and different varieties of Indian Creek Farm apples. From the Gimme! Blog, coffee trainer and barista competitor Liz Clark writes, "Both coffees and apples are simple and complex, we looked at acidity, taste, sweetness and physical sensations, … [Read more...]

Now Hiring: New York Coffee Jobs Online

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Have you always dreamed of re-enacting some TV show or movie or something, and moving to New York City? Are you just exactly like that girl from "Girls", except without rich, connected artist parents in the fucking first place? Introducing New York Coffee Jobs, a brand new website for baristas considering making the big move to the big city. It's … [Read more...]

A Thirsty Lot: NYC Coffee Does Cocktails

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  Two New York coffee types - Sam Lewontin (Everyman Espresso) and Alex Bernson (Joe NYC) - have teamed up together on Food Republic to offer you a dreamily potable coffee cocktail for those first days of spring. Imagine Rwanda Buf Cafe from Toronto's Detour Coffee Roasters, mingled with orange zest and aged rum...well, best to just let … [Read more...]

Stumptown Greenwich Village! LA!

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You've come a long way, Stumpy... Two brand new Stumptown locations to report on today! First up is their second location in New York City, slated to open this summer at 30 West 8th Street in Greenwich Village. Here's more from the New York Observer, whose source is Bill Abramson, director of sales for the realty group that owns the … [Read more...]

Triumph Of The Swill: Starbucks Fire Don’t Dissuade Determined Dum-Dums

From Gothamist, a blog that makes us wish we were New Yorkers even more than we already do: I walked into the Starbucks on 6th avenue near the W. 4th stop around 9:20 a.m., when someone poked their head out of the back and said, "Hey, call 911, there's a fire back here," and then disappeared. I looked around and no one seemed concerned, and I … [Read more...]