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Best Coffee Beans available in NYC?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by JSC437, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    I order a lot of Blue Bottle coffee since it's a Bay Area business - plus its wonderful coffee.

    One that has not been mentioned, and I still consider it the best coffee beans I've ever had, is House of Coffee Beans in Houston. It baffles me that this place does not get the love and recognition in the national press. They have prices that are pretty much unbeatable, especially the rarer coffees that appeals to the "geeks".

    http://www.houseofcoffeebeans.com/
     
  2. grimslade

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    I'd recommend Counter Culture Coffee (www.counterculturecoffee.com). They're one of the best roasters in the nation and located in North Carolina which cuts down on transit time. Intelligentsia is also excellent, but seeing as they're in Chicago, those beans are spending an extra day in the mail and losing their freshness. Although I retain a fondness by Porto Rico, CCC blows em out of the water.

    I just ordered their three-style Italian taster. We'll see. I ordered black cat a while back to see what the hype was about. Was good, but the price was hard to justify. I'd love to find someone local to use, where I could know the roasting dates, etc. I'm sure they're out there.
     
  3. Fatto_in_Italia

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    Last summer I was in Naples, Italy and all Italians I spoke there seem to agree that the best coffee availabe is Kimbo coffee. I believe it's espresso only, so I'm not sure if it's useful to you, but thought i'd share it anyway..

    It can be ordered thru: http://www.1-800-espresso.com/coffee-kimbo-coffee.html
     
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    jack's stir brew is really really good, but i hear it's not about the beans but how they brew it.
     
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    Don't forget Orens Daily Roast and Ninth Street Espresso. Both have outlets here and there in Manhattan and are great drop-ins if you are just bopping around. And they both sell very good roasts.
     
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    Pretty sure 9th St. is 100% Stumptown. I know they opened a 'outlet' on 10th St, but didn't realize they had expanded to VA....
     
  7. JSC437

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    Don't forget Orens Daily Roast and Ninth Street Espresso. Both have outlets here and there in Manhattan and are great drop-ins if you are just bopping around. And they both sell very good roasts.


    I usually go to Orens on my way to school (Waverly location) and get a cup of coffee there. I dont know what blend they use for the drip coffee, but i dont find it to be overly impressive. It is far better than Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks... but still not amazing. I consider it to be an alternative to Mud truck and that kind of thing. But like i said, Oren's probably does not use the premier beans or blends in the drip coffee that they sell.
     
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    simon sips, 9th street, and abracio
    in that order
     
  9. ghulkhan

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    Don't forget Orens Daily Roast and Ninth Street Espresso. Both have outlets here and there in Manhattan and are great drop-ins if you are just bopping around. And they both sell very good roasts.

    orens is garbage

    Pretty sure 9th St. is 100% Stumptown. I know they opened a 'outlet' on 10th St, but didn't realize they had expanded to VA....

    9th street is intelligentsia. they stopped doing stumptown around a month ago.

    I usually go to Orens on my way to school (Waverly location) and get a cup of coffee there. I dont know what blend they use for the drip coffee, but i dont find it to be overly impressive. It is far better than Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks... but still not amazing. I consider it to be an alternative to Mud truck and that kind of thing. But like i said, Oren's probably does not use the premier beans or blends in the drip coffee that they sell.

    agreed that orens is way over hyped. there is nothing special about it.

    and i dont get the fascination with stupid "gourmet" trucks. mud truck coffee tastes pretty much like mud.



    simon sips, 9th street, and abracio
    in that order


    this man got it right. in that order.

    simon sips is on first and houston - they use counter culture and they have the best cuppicino im my opinion

    9th street is intelligentsia and is really good as well but i find the above slightly better

    abracio uses counter culture im pretty sure and they are really good as well but i find the above to slightly better


    as for readily available coffee beans...the above get shipments in pretty regularly from well known roasters but stumptown just opened up a roasting facility in redhook, brooklyn.
     
  10. ghulkhan

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    Don't forget Orens Daily Roast and Ninth Street Espresso. Both have outlets here and there in Manhattan and are great drop-ins if you are just bopping around. And they both sell very good roasts.

    orens is garbage

    Pretty sure 9th St. is 100% Stumptown. I know they opened a 'outlet' on 10th St, but didn't realize they had expanded to VA....

    9th street is intelligentsia. they stopped doing stumptown around a month ago.

    I usually go to Orens on my way to school (Waverly location) and get a cup of coffee there. I dont know what blend they use for the drip coffee, but i dont find it to be overly impressive. It is far better than Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks... but still not amazing. I consider it to be an alternative to Mud truck and that kind of thing. But like i said, Oren's probably does not use the premier beans or blends in the drip coffee that they sell.

    agreed that orens is way over hyped. there is nothing special about it.

    and i dont get the fascination with stupid "gourmet" trucks. mud truck coffee tastes pretty much like mud.



    simon sips, 9th street, and abracio
    in that order


    this man got it right. in that order.

    simon sips is on first and houston - they use counter culture and they have the best cuppicino im my opinion

    9th street is intelligentsia and is really good as well but i find the above slightly better

    abracio uses counter culture im pretty sure and they are really good as well but i find the above to slightly better


    as for readily available coffee beans...the above get shipments in pretty regularly from well known roasters but stumptown just opened up a roasting facility in redhook, brooklyn.
     
  11. romafan

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    9th street is intelligentsia. they stopped doing stumptown around a month ago.


    .



    and i posted 3 months ago. thnx for the update.
     

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