Manual Brew Down at RBC

Do you pull a mean shot of espresso, make a killer macchiato, or pour the very best of pour-overs? Here’s your chance to show off those mad barista skills and win prizes at the first ever Manual Brew Down! Coffee enthusiasts and baristas can sign up and have their coffee chops judged by Katie Cargulio of Counter Culture Coffee, Christopher Van Schyndel of Barismo, and Mike Jones from Third Rail Coffee.

You’ll also get to test out the latest in coffee tech, including a sneak peek at the new Luminaire LB-1.

Lots of coffee and free beer (!) will be served all night.

Details:
What: Manual Brew Down
Where: RBC NYC 71 Worth Street
When: Thursday 1/20 at 7:30pm (sign up begins at 7:15pm)

Enjoy a Coffee Dinner at Craftbar – Updated

Tom Colicchio is teaming up with Dallis Bros Coffee to host a 4 course “coffee dinner” on Thursday, January 20th at Craftbar. The folks behind Dallis Bros Coffee have been in the coffee roasting business for close to 100 years, and are based in Ozone Park, Queens.

Photo taken by Kent Hanson 1993 We wonder if coffee pairings will be offered along with the meal. If you can manage to sip a cup of coffee while eating coffee cured hamachi, we salute you (honestly, we’d be slightly scared).

View the full coffee enhanced menu over at Grub Street NY.

A rep for Dallis Bros & RBC NYC has informed us that to make a reservation, RSVP to tsperduto@craftbarnyc.com or call 212-254-2056, ext.11. Also, the dinner will be executed by Craftbar’s Chef de Cuisine, Lauren M. Hirschberg.

Please post details if you attend!

Awesome Image of David and Martha Bear Dallis Courtesy of Kent Hanson/DallisBrosCoffee.com

Would you pay $12 for a “high-end” cup of coffee?

Screen shot 2010-05-03 at 12.34.30 PM.PNGCafe Grumpy seems to think so. The cafe is starting to roast Ethiopian Nekisse beans on site which are meant to yield a more complex coffee than your regular cup of joe. With a description befitting a fine wine, this brew has “flavors of apricot, pineapple, bergamot, kiwi and lime. The deeper tones are levels of chocolate, and the finish is super clean.”

If anyone out there has tried this fancypants coffee, we’d love to hear from you.

$12 cup isn’t your average joe [NYP]

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