Breaking news out of New York City: Manhattan specialty coffee pioneers 9th Street Espresso have made a major change. their signature Alphabet City blend will now be roasted by Dallis Bros. Coffee. From the Dallis web announcement:

Could there be a more authentic New York espresso experience than walking into Ninth Street Espresso? Since 2001, Ninth Street has been ahead of the crowd: pushing the envelope and changing the way this city sees an extraordinary cup of coffee. So it’s apropos that beginning this week, New Yorkers will enjoy the shop’s own Alphabet City Blend roasted by another local NYC coffee icon, Dallis Bros. Coffee.

“When Ninth Street first opened 10 years ago, our first coffee roaster was Dallis, and I am very excited to come full circle and get the opportunity to work with them again,” said Ken Nye, owner of Ninth Street Espresso.

This marks a break in 9th Street Espresso's 4-year long relationship with Intelligentsia. The new Dallis-roasted version of the Alphabet City Blend will be available at all 3 9th Street location by the beginning of next week.