I’m so excited to be a guest lecturer at Coffee Project NY’s new SCAA coffee training center called The Academy. Join me this Sunday, February 2 from 10:30-12 to taste some delicious coffee and learn about NYC’s unique role in coffee history.
Specialty coffee has definitely arrived in New York City. Shiny espresso machinesand pour-overs have been sprouting up in each of the city’s neighborhoods. Yet underneath those shiny new storefronts, layers of New York City coffee history wait quietly to be discovered. At one time, one third of all of the world’s coffee passed through the ports that now make up the Financial District, a phenomenon that gave birth to the first attempt at regulating the trade of coffee: the Coffee Exchange of the City of New York in 1882.
This class will take you from those ports to our current moment of single origins and flat whites. This is a story of young upstarts, evolving tastes, capitalism–always, capitalism–followed by a long hibernation from which we have only recently awakened. Along the way, you will receive a delicious, crash course in coffee tasting.