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On The Rise of Fake Good Coffee

@Dan Blondell@twitter Maybe I just get a bad barista every time but 9th St Espresso -the one on 10th I had a very good espresso on my first visit but the stuff at the one on 9th and Chelsea Market were downright awful. I liked Abraco but I haven't been in 3 or 4 years. Toby's I find to be dependent on the roast, their decafs are actually quite decent (in my defense my friend orders it and I try it), Verve there was one good barista when they had the popup but I don't know if it's still a thing. Counter Culture is good, it's my go-to for the mornings. I haven't been back to Sweetleaf since they first opened but I liked it - and little collins. I liked Budin but I wouldn't drink it in the morning. The parlor coffee guy is super nice and I should probably go there more often instead of Toby's/Blue Bottle. Intelligentsia is a wash, Ive only had cold brew and drip at stuptown 8th but i hear it's better than the one at the Ace Hotel. La Colombe's cold brew is a good wake-me-up but everything else is terrible. I never liked Blue Bottle - i always preferred Four Barrel and Ritual. I'm hoping to check out Linnea and St Frank's next month, but that isn't in NY.
-signed a really douchey person.

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm 0

On The Rise of Fake Good Coffee

Third-ing awfulness of Brooklyn Roasting. Also adding 9th Street, Grumpy, Sweetleaf Williamsburg, Blue Bottle.

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm 0

On The Twilight Of The Tortilla: What People Really Order At Chipotle

Is the new Awl supporting this "in line" and not "on line" nonsense?!?!?!?!?! Disturbing trend.

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 4:40 pm 0