From Pharma To Table: Pushcart Coffee, Now Roasting At Brooklyn’s 630 Flushing

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The north end of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, has not historically been considered a foodie hotbed. Good luck finding a selection of artisanal pickles there in 2013—hell, it used to be difficult to even find factory-made feta. But let’s say you blinked your eyes at the intersection of Flushing and Tompkins, an area most notable for giant […]

5 Cafe Names That Have OUTRAGEOUS Backstories…#4 Will Freak You Out!

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What’s in a name? A spro by any other name would taste just as sweet. But to a coffee shop, that collection of letters designating a sequence of sounds referring to a thing, action, or idea is pretty important. The name is generally the first piece of information a customer gets about a shop, the introduction […]

Intelligentsia Herald Square No Longer On Fleek, Says Urban Outfitters

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Intelligentsia’s Herald Square location in midtown Manhattan is now closed, as per the company’s official Twitter account. Sprudge gave the world its first look at the new cafe back in May of 2014, in a feature by Sprudge associate editor Liz Clayton. Eater NYC reported on the closure earlier today, using Twitter and social media for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” category for their how-to videos. ChefSteps […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, proprietor of the travel […]

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 in New York […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Starbucks! NYDailyNews […]