Geeking out After Reading Erin Meister’s NYC Coffee: A Caffeinated History

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Click through for a presentation inspired by Erin Meister’s new book, New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History.  

Coffee History Lesson Time!  If you are a true coffee geek or just a lover of all things New York, this book is definitely worth a read.  Meister takes us from the water fronts and cobblestones of 18th century New York where coffee was unregulated and peddled on the streets to coffee shop culture of the 1960s where cultural movements were birthed in the coffeehouse of Greenwich Village… and beyond to today.

I’ve dug up for this presentation photographs/artifacts from the New York Historical Society, National Geographic and Life Magazine to help us see how the story of coffee is the story of New York City, as Meister claims in her opening pages.  Click the image above for a link with some great quotes from the book alongside these photographs.

Meister, thanks so much for geeking out and sharing this book with us!

Check out our neighborhood walking tours of New York City coffee which will definitely be influenced by what I learned in this gem of a book.



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