The Times takes notice of espresso
A good article appeared yesterday in the NY Times dining section taking note of some of the excellent coffee shops that are finally popping up in the city. The article does a good job capturing the things that are important to the baristas who are really putting themselves into their craft. With any luck, this high-profile publicity will get more New Yorkers paying a visit to the shops they mention. It's also great to see espresso recognized in the dining section as a drink worthy of serious foodie consideration.
Update: Damn you, New York Times! It's corrected now, but the original version of this article said Ninth Street Espresso was using Common Grounds coffee. This seemed wrong to me, because I was pretty sure they were featuring Counter Culture. And who the heck is Common Grounds? Sure enough, I spoke with a friend at Counter Culture, and it was a mistake that robbed them of some well-deserved publicity in the print edition.