Irving Farm Coffee

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By no means is Irving Farm Coffee new to NYC. In fact, almost 20 years ago, they opened up their first location at 71 Irving in Gramercy. I’ve been going for years, and figured I was way past due on a post for these guys. 

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They roast everything here in NY at a farm in Hudson Valley, keeping the focus on sustainability and building direct relationships with the coffee farmers. In their cafe, they also offer an array of baked goods and pastries, including a Rice Crispy Treat about the size of your face. 

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I usually order an Americano. The coffee is robust yet smooth, and vibe in the cafe is nothing shy of quaint. There are a number of little tables in the subterranean cafe, and you’ll usually find them all full.

The Shorts: 
Name: Irving Farm Coffee
Location: 71 Irving Place, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Well, being that I’ve been going for years, as long as they’re still there, yup, I will for sure be back.
Would I recommend it? Definitely. They offer great coffee, great snacks, and a cozy little space to enjoy your beverage, get some work done, or catch up with a friend. Warning, you have to be on your table-grabbing game, they’re a hot commodity. 

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Culture Espresso

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Midtown Manhattan. It can be a really scary place, full of tourists, businessmen/women, and weird cell phone accessory, perfume and bag stores. But, there’s somewhere you can go to escape all of that anxiety provoking energy, and have a great cup of coffee in a simple, yet chic environment. That would be Culture Espresso in Midtown. 

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Quality coffee, some baked goods, and chandeliers are what make up this coffee spot. They focus on working with one coffee roaster at a time, and right now, they’re partnering with Heart Coffee Roasters from Portland. 

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I went for my old faithful, Americano. It had a great, smooth flavor, that I was able to enjoy without any added sugar or milk, which, is always a good sign. 

The Shorts:
Name: Culture Espresso
Location: 72 West 38th Street, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? While the area gives me agita, this is a really nice safe haven to escape it all. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, they have a really relaxed, chic vibe there with some really great coffee. And who doesn’t feel fancy around some chandeliers?