3 Top Recipes From The 2015 US AeroPress Championship

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Colorful abstract paintings provided a pretty backdrop for this year’s US AeroPress Championship, which took place at Kim Foster Gallery in Chelsea, New York. The competition was hosted by Brandon Tully of Under Line Coffee, a cafe located just a few doors down from the art gallery, which is owned by Brandon’s wife. A small, intimate spot hidden … [Read more...]

Stand Coffee Serves In Back of Baohaus, Is So NYC

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In the poppin'-off world of pop-up shops, there are many shades of gray. There are the pseudo-pop-ups roosting for years at a time in shared, sympathetic spaces. There are splashy seasonal toe-dips into other markets. There are fully built-out bars wedged into the escalator nooks of glassy office towers. And then there's two guys with a couple … [Read more...]

Coffee-Forward Media Honored With James Beard Award Nominations

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The Books, Broadcast & Journalism Awards nominations for the 2015 James Beard Awards were announced at the James Beard House in New York City today. Among them, three coffee-forward folks were honored. Grant Lee Crilly, Chris Young, and Kristina Krug of ChefSteps were nominated in the "Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional" … [Read more...]

Now For Something Completely Different From Joe Coffee Company

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Jonathan and Gabrielle Rubinstein’s regional specialty coffee powerhouse Joe Coffee Company continues its Manhattan dominance with the opening of an astounding tenth shop on the island this week, near New York University on East 8th Street between University Place and Broadway. This marks the twelfth total cafe for our friends & longtime … [Read more...]

Urnex Unveils “Global Barista Champion Ambassadors” Selections

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It's barista competition season, and our friends and partners at Urnex have been busy working behind the scenes to support competition culture as it happens around the world. The cleaning products brand—family-owned and based in New York State since 1936—signed on earlier this year as major supporters of Sprudge's international barista competition … [Read more...]

The USA AeroPress Championship Is Coming To Manhattan

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A few weeks ago we brought some very important news to your attention: the US AeroPress Championship needed a host, in advance of the 2015 World AeroPress Championship in Seattle next month. Today we're happy to report that the event has found a loving new home at Underline Coffee in Chelsea, on the island of Manhattan, New York City, and that … [Read more...]

Martha Stewart Opens First Martha Stewart Café In New York City

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@MarthaStewart opened her first cafe in NYC this morning, using Register! Welcome to Square, Martha. A photo posted by Square (@square) on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:53am PDT I don't care what anyone else thinks: Martha Stewart gives me life. From bouncing back from her criminal past to lambasting cut-rate Stewart wannabe Gwenyth Paltrow, Stewart … [Read more...]

OXO Introduces The $299 Barista Brain

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Oxo, the company whose Good Grips Soap Dispensing Palm Brush is a must-have for any kitchen, debuted a brand-new line of plug-in products at the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show this month. The company, founded in 1990 and headquartered in New York City, previewed blenders, mixers, and two coffee brewers that have got tech blogs … [Read more...]

The Story Behind Drift, A New Coffee Magazine

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Drift Magazine is a new print magazine about coffee, launched this winter with a handsome first issue devoted to documenting New York City's coffee culture through photos, articles and stories. For their second issue, the New York-based team plans to capture the exploding Tokyo coffee scene. We talked to Drift co-founder Adam Goldberg, … [Read more...]

Joyride Coffee Distributors Caffeinate The Tech Wave, From NYC To SF

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If coffee is a religion—the almighty bean its God, the crema-topped espresso its daily miracle, and the ever-proliferating specialty cafes of the world its churches, then Joyride Coffee Distributors is a merry band of missionaries, self-appointed with the task of spreading the good word to the heathens of office coffee culture. Started in 2011 … [Read more...]

Box Kite Coffee Gets Back To Basics On The Upper West Side

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Cora Lambert didn't earn her reputation in New York City by being...uncomplicated. The cafe veteran, whose year-old East Village shop Box Kite has garnered acclaim from tastemakers for both its coffee and culinary achievements, has something new to reveal this month on the Upper West Side. Yes, it's a new cafe—Box Kite's second shop, poised and … [Read more...]

NYC’s First Feline Cafe Is A Cat-astrophe!

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If it's New York City's goal to do everything bigger, better, and more New Yorkly, one would hope Gotham's first purr-manent cat cafe would boast both the warmest cats and hottest cups of coffee. It was thus with bells on that we awaited today's opening of Meow Parlour, a "cat cafe" on the Lower East Side, the venture of pastry chef Christina Ha … [Read more...]

It’s Official: Taylor Swift Drinks Skinny Caramel Lattes From Starbucks

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In the December issue of Lucky Magazine, Taylor Swift finally breaks her silence on belly button rumors but who cares about that? The real frothy gossip is what Taylor Swift is drinking! It's something we've been wondering for years. Find out what it is after the jump! Taylor Swift's drink of choice is the Skinny Caramel Latte from … [Read more...]

How Culture (Espresso) Came To Midtown Manhattan

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Midtown Manhattan, to many, remains a coffee mystery. Way back in 2009, when Culture Espresso opened its doors at the highly unlikely intersection of 6th Avenue and West 38th Street, specialty coffee was still a twinkle in the neighborhood's eye. In fact, you were far more likely to find a specialty button in this area, once the notions and … [Read more...]

In Williamsburg, A Colombian Mega Cafe With Ambitious Plans

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In a cafe-saturated city like New York, it takes a lot to get noticed, and a sharp focus can set a business apart. The city's already seen a smattering of niche cafes that specialize in, or exclusively serve, coffees from one particular origin, from the boutique—Café Integral (Nicaragua) to the more mainstream—Bourbon Coffee (Rwanda), Juan Valdez … [Read more...]

Building Bridges to Better Restaurant Coffee In NYC

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It's a true Third Wave First World Problem. While some cities are still only dreaming of that magical cafe that will produce elegant drip coffees and reliable espressos, others are flooded with talented contenders, and have moved on to the next complaint: restaurant coffee. Why, why, why, we always ask, is restaurant coffee so bad? Why end a … [Read more...]