New York City is saturated with coffee places, so how does one separate themselves from the pack? Well, one way is to invent your own brewing element. Extraction Lab has done just that with an original craft brewer called Steampunk. The device, which looks like a cross between a French press and a draft beer tap, is so ultra modern it’s operated by an iPad app and designed to combine all the elements of drip, French press, and espresso brewing. The whole process is like watching a coffee dance– I recommend checking the whole mesmerizing thing out here.
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With its takeout window on Delancey Street, Adventure Café seems like a “hole in the wall” in the most literal sense. But it’s actually an extension of Sourced Adventures, a chill group of outdoorsy experts who organize weekend day trips for those looking to spring from the cage.
Anyone is welcome to order Dough doughnuts or Cafe Grumpy coffee at the walk-up window or sit at one of the two round tables inside. But the cafe also shares a hallway with The Yard, a co-working space in which Sourced Adventures also has offices. So it doubles as a place for customers to chat about trip options, rent gear, and wait for shuttles to whisk them away to a snowboarding or paintball trip.
“I had a dream,” says Graham Fortgang, owner of MatchaBar in Williamsburg, “where I walked into a café and matchas were being made with milkshake machines.”
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Honey House, a recently materialized coffee shop on East 11th Street, may look new—but to East Village locals the face behind the counter might not. Andre Muñez grew up on 26th and Second, and ran Catalog, a vintage boutique, from Honey House’s location for a couple years before he switched from clothing to coffee.
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