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Local brew: join the convo: Cup of Joe?

By now you have guessed a preference for latte, although macchiato fits the bill as well. Le Moulin A Cafe is another local destination. They make an excellent strong cup and their croissants are truly superior. In fact they excell in many ways. We have mentioned them in earlier posts, like the one below, but lately Le Moulin A Cafe has gained favor with us as a great place to relax on a coffee (or tea) break.

They win out even over a better known French commissary. Epicerie Boulud disappoints with a croissant that leaves a little fatty taste on the palette, and a latte that is over-milked and under-coffeed, a weak sister to Le Moulin’s perfect brew.

Le Moulin is not our only destination when we wish to imbibe caffeine. Many other places are equally inviting and both Go Cups and the York Social are also still very much on our coffee route.

My Word! 2017

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Didn’t hear from you so I ask again: where do you get your morning JOLT?

The coffee experience can vary greatly. Just the words “cafe” and “coffee house” evoke easy European afternoons and the beat rhythms of Greenwich Village in the ’60s. This conversation is less about the experience– which these days is WiFi enabled– and more about great or at least good coffee. (See also My Full Cup poem.)

Locavore, which is not really the right word, but has a nice ring to it, coffee; not the chain-store variety. Share your favorite local establishments. I’ll start off with the coffee emporia in my nabes.

For instance, on the UES at 83rd just off York is the Yorkafe. The space is tight, so if there are 4 or 5 people enjoying a brew…

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