Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Top 5 Coffee NYC

For those of you who follow me on instagram, you'll know how much I love coffee. Black filter is my jam! I was so excited to check out the coffee scene in New York whilst visiting. I have "London's Best Coffee" on my phone and it's so useful and a really great little app (you can find it here!), the NYC equivalent though, not so great. Whilst it was useful for telling us opening hours and whether or not wifi was available, we much preferred the Speciality Coffee Map – if you're off to NYC I'd really recommend getting it. Anyway enough nerding around. Here's my top five places to get coffee from whilst in NYC.

Devocion | 69 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Probably the most beautiful cafe we visited. It's a huge shop with exposed brick walls, tons of natural light and an incredible living wall. The roastery is also located at the site and the roasting room is visible through glass doors as you enter.  All of the coffee is from Columbia, D had the Red Barrel, made using a V60 which was definitely better than my Toro made with a french press. My accompanying granola however tasted like biscuits – a winner in my book. Make sure you hang around for the freshly baked pastries!

JANE | 396 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

We totally stumbled upon JANE whilst wandering around Brooklyn one morning. Predominantly a motorcycle shop, JANE sells all things bike related, but also has an indoor espresso bar (plus wifi – yay!). I had a plain drip coffee and it was great.

Stumptown | 30 W 8th Street, Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Originally a bookshop, this cute cafe is located in Greenwich Village. There's lots of indoor and outdoor seating (and wifi!), and a whole host of different kinds of coffees on the menu. I went for a nitro cold brew, as it's my latest obsession and it didn't disappoint.

Smith Canteen | 343 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

This small bustling cafe is every instagrammers dream, with patterned tiled floors, white marble tables and the latte art to match. The coffee is from Counter Culture – a nice change given that the vast majority of places we went to seemed to serve Stumptown. We went for the nitro, which I'd definitely recommend. Don't pass on the pastries – the canel├ęs are delicious!

Joe | 37 E 8th Street, NOHO, Manhattan
We chose Joe because of it's proximity to Soul Cycle – in anticipation of a much needed caffeine fix before our 8am class. I went for the filter from Papa New Guinea (their house is a blend), and it was really good. Joe also roasts their own coffee, it's definitely worth the visit.


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