Monday, September 28, 2009

a week of going out for way too many coffees:documented

monday september 21 8:30am
americano @ gimme!coffee,soho
realized how long it had been since i was at gimme!then realized how long it had been since i'd drank an americano.
i'll stick to espresso.

monday september 21 5:50pm
brewed kenya @ stumptown,ace hotel lobby

really juicy and fruity.almost as good at the mutsu apple i had from the union square green market on the way up.

tuesday september 22 8:20am
espresso @ abraco

matti's almond milk cortado @ abraco
or "that same drink i had on the weekend at grumpies"

wednesday september 23 10:30am
espresso @ stumptown,ace hotel lobby

thursday september 24 8:25am
espresso @ abraco
if only water tasted this good.

thursday september 24 1:50pm
espresso @ gimme!coffee,soho

friday september 25 9:45am
espresso @ ninth street espresso,chelsea market
thanks a million,angela.

friday septmber 25 1:35pm
espresso @ gimme!coffee,soho
finally got the red cup!
finally got the red demitasse.

sarah's soy macchiato @ gimme!coffee,soho

friday september 25 5:10pm
soy macchiato @ stumptown,ace hotel lobby

teresa's espresso.

saturday september 26 11:40am
ecco caffe guatemala guest espresso @ kaffe 1668

-more muted/less 'overwhelming' than the black cat shots they pull as standard
-very zesty;tongue almost vibrates
-nutty,but something rich,like macadamias or brazils
soooo good.

saturday september 26 2:10pm
clover brewed nicaragua,kaffe 1668

saturday september 26 8:35pm
soy macchiato @ cafe grumpy,chelsea

cafe spooky

sunday september 27 11:10am
clover brewed el salvador @ kaffe 1668

sunday september 27 1:35pm
ecco caffe guatemala single origin espresso soy macchiato

-still zesty,possibly parallel a creamsicle
i.e creamy & citrusy
eff-bombing awesome.

sunday september 27 4:00pm
intelligentsia house blend drip coffee @ housing works bookstore,soho

monday september 28 8:10am
clover brewed(grumpy roasted!!!)guatemala @ cafe grumpy,chelsea

"peanut brittle sweetness".

monday september 28 6:10pm
ritual high striker guest espresso soy macchiato @ cafe grumpy,chelsea
just what i was craving.

teresa & her guatemala.

possibly consider to stop planning 99% of social and school life around coffee?nah.

Monday, September 21, 2009

$4.36 counter culture espresso,a lot of stumptown,and basically a week of drinking a lot of coffee in manhattan.

Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza

$4.36 a shot...

used to work at vivace


fazenda ambiental mococo,brazil.
counter culture single origin espresso at le parker meridien hotel.
really buttery and rich.
$4.36.yummy price,i guess.

counter culture espresso toscano at everyman espresso.
the macchiato was probably only $3,but it's nice to be fancy sometimes.

duo cappuccinos

no art on the cappuccinos,but besides using one of my favourite espressos.counter culture uses this:

so good.

my weekend primarily consisted of drinking coffee.but it was for good reason.

for jess.

maeve was visiting from portland,where we've drunk many a stumptowns together,so we thought it would be surreal to meet up at the new one in the ace hotel.


maeve was underwhelmed by her latte,nut admitted to having really high expectations,and my cortado was good,but not 'albina press good',but c'mon.

going was kind of last minute,and i forgot that dan from third rail coffee had some 'special' stumptown beans' he said he'd make if i wanted to come by friday.

stumptown el salvador kilimanjaro organic.

ridiculously earl grey tea,with a hint of citrus.dan says it's beause he stirred the chemex.

the black cat espresso was surprisingly fruity too,in the way grocery store wine is fruity.more so than regular wine,and less alcohol-y.this was less,well kind of none,of that straightforward-chocolate-y taste of black was really new,though.and like i said,it was good,just different.

also went to 9th street espresso for the first time in a few weeks

the alphabet city blend they use is also from intelligentsia,but i think is less straight forward with more red fruit high notes.
audrey was bombed.


had a cortado made with cafe grumpy's heartbreaker espresso at the chelsea was maple-y and kind of perfect,despite some large bubbles in the foam.