Your Top 5 NYC Coffees
Surprise! You’re a coffee addict! Either this is a consequence of your job, or maybe your inhabitance in New York City where coffee shops are obscenely common, or you simply feel that the stuff runs in your veins and just the thought of it makes you 10x more productive at life. I happen to be a healthy combination of both.
I love strong coffee but hate bitter aftertastes, so I’ve compiled a list of my favorite places based loosely on that kind of taste. Please find below a few of the culprits behind my functionality.
Everything about Rex is honestly perfect. This is probably my favorite coffee shop in New York. Its well-lit, the people who work there are nothing short of warm and wonderful, and the coffee is amazing. There’s definitely place to sit and work if that’s what you’re looking for, but it’s tiny – so you may need to get there when they open to snag a seat.
I do not know what these people put in their iced coffee but it is unreasonably delicious. It’s sweet without milk or sugar, but adding almond milk truly makes it taste like coffee ice-cream. If you don’t believe me, I think it’s time you got yourself to Chinatown to try for yourself.
HAPPY BONES NYC
Happy Bones has a great iced coffee. The shop itself is very small, so don’t plan to stay. But if you’re in the neighborhood looking for a quick pick-me-up, Happy Bones will have you covered. Also this place is very Instagrammable, if you’re into that sort of thing. I know you are…
IRVING FARM COFFEE ROASTERS
I would liken the flavor of their coffee to Rex, but it’s slightly more bitter. More than anything, I really dig the ambience of this coffee shop. A perfect place to work or read on the weekends.
At Roasting Plant you can choose the bean blend which they attribute to the tastes of different nuts/chocolates/fruits etc. to give you an idea of what the coffee’s aroma and and taste will be like. I usually get a half Bali half decaf (when I’m being good) and other times just the Bali straight up. If you’re trying to have a conversation in the coffee shop, take it outside because the grinding of beans is pretty loud and it tends to be a place for people to work, not chat.