New York City is back, baby, with not one but two fantastic events coming up this week at the Joe Pro Shop (131 W 21st St).

On Friday, November 16th, Joe NYC will host Alon Y. Halevy, the renowned computer scientist, coffee enthusiast, friend of Sprudge, and author behind “The Infinite Emotions of Coffee“. Here’s more from the Joe event listing:

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“Join us later this week for a book signing and talk with Alon Y. Halevy. His book, The Infinite Emotions of Coffee, documents Halevy’s travels to over 30 countries on six continents and describes his findings about how coffee has shaped and is influenced by different cultures.”

Mr. Halevy is an absolutely fascinating fixture in the San Francisco specialty coffee scene. In a nutshell, here’s his Google Research index entry, in which he’s published volumes of work in the fields of data management, information retrieval on the web, and data mining- that’s Alon, harvesting coffee in his icon. We had a chance to interview Mr. Halevy when his book dropped last year, and he’s a super interesting dude to say the least, so check him out and have him sign your book at this event.

But that’s not all of the fun stuff happening at Joe Pro! On Monday November 19th at 7PM, Joe welcomes Katsu Tanaka, the quirky owner of Bear Pond Espresso. He’s got a book, too!

He’ll give a talk, sign copies of Life Is Espresso, and create his original beverage DIRTY (two layers of espresso with milk).

Do it! Dig it! We’re jealous!

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