Saturday night we were hosting a small dinner party, and in a rush to find fresh mozzarella, we stopped into Carroll Gardens D’Amico Foods, the site on which a battle of the beans is currently being fought.
As we reported last week, the Carrol Garden institution, which opened in 1948, grinds and brews its coffee on-site in the front of the store, as it’s been doing for over 60 years. But after some local resident called 311 and complained about the smell, the DEP made a surprise visit and told the shop that it may have to close down its operation, due to a lack of an afterburner.
After seeing the infamous sign in the window, we went in and talked to owner Frank D’Amico Jr.‘s wife, Joan D’Amico about the current situation.
It’s nearing the afternoon — is the rush of caffeine you sucked out of your daily Starbucks Venti already wearing off? Perhaps 24 ounces of coffee just isn’t enough anymore.
This, apparently, is why Starbucks announced today that starting in May the “Trenta” sized cup will be available. It will be 31 ounces Read More
With a covered head the requirement of those working behind the counters of coffeeshops, there’s one question that begs to be asked: what’s the headgear that defines your inner barista?
There are options: the trilby, the baseball cap, the cloche, the kepi, the newsboy, the porkpie, the pageboy, the bowler, the beret, the Stetson, the Read More
Hey, coffee fans — ever tried something called the Dieci? That name is Italian for 10, but it’s better known by how it’s advertised on a store’s chalkboard sign: “coffee porn in a cup.”
At The Pulp & The Bean in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, this $8 concoction consists of ten shots of espresso in a Read More
Though it may appear otherwise, Four Loko wasn’t history’s first beverage that buzz-seeking booze-lovers turned to for a two-faced rush of alcohol and caffeine, combined. Hot on the the heels of his review of the controversial drink, Frank Bruni at The New York Times wrote today about visiting bars specializing in coffee cocktails, where the Read More
I’m just going to come out and admit it: I usually go to Starbucks every day. In the wintertime, I enjoy a venti drip with soymilk and a shot of classic sweetener ($2.28), and my favorite barista, Shannon (though I frequent a few different locations) knows to get it ready when she sees me coming. Read More
We all know New York City costs a lot to live in. Just look at the coffee.
International human-resources consultancy Mercer polled the average prices of cups of coffee from medium-priced establishments in 20 world cities, including New York. Our average of $3.75 a cup was more expensive than 10 other cities' Read More
For a venue that strives to reflect the down-home feel of a small college-town hangout, the new NYU-area Grey Dog Coffee sure picked an awfully early bedtime.
3 p.m.? Even the kiddies in Poughkeepsie stay out later than that!
"JUST WORKIN OUT THE KINKS" reads a sign at the entrance of Read More