Archive for February, 2013

27 FEB

Zagat’s 2013 Coffee Survey, Caffeine Buzz, Misses the Boat

Zagat has published their 2013 coffee survey, entitled Caffeine Buzz, and not only does it require Flash to view, it only brushes the surface of currently available coffee options. We’re as disappointed with the survey as The Shot: Coffee Ratings website is, although since our focus is New York City, we’ll analyze through that lens.

Cafe Grumpy | Meserole Ave | Greenpoint Cafe Grumpy | Greenpoint

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25 FEB

Long Island City’s Sweetleaf Opens New Hunters Point Cafe

Sweetleaf | Center Blvd | Hunters Point

Sweetleaf has officially opened its third shop in the Battery Park City-esque development on the Queens waterfront in Hunters Point, a hop, skip, and a jump from its original cafe on Jackson Ave in Long Island City. They’ll be serving coffee from 7am to 7pm, at which point the spot will turn into a bar (beginning Wednesday), courtesy of Queens neighbor, craft cocktail bar Dutch Kills.

Sweetleaf | Center Blvd | Hunters Point

Already popular with the locals, it’s a gorgeous spot, furnished with antique found items, including a public space clock above the bar, a signature door inlaid into the wood above the side bar, and an enclosed champagne room in the back.

We’ll have more pictures and a complete review soon.

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20 FEB

Reviewed: Caffeine Fix, Flushing’s Newest Third Wave Coffee Shop

Caffeine Fix | 41st Ave | Flushing Caffeine Fix | Flushing

Another Third Wave coffee shop, Caffeine Fix, opened in January of this year in Murray Hill, Queens, joining Flushing’s first, Cafe de Cupping, which opened in 2012. Similar to Astoria, another Queens neighborhood, Flushing has a strong cafe culture, but until recently specialty coffee hasn’t made a dent.

Cafe De Cupping | Northern Blvd | FlushingCafe de Cupping | Flushing

Read our review to find out how Caffeine Fix stacks up against its Third Wave neighbor.

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