Thoughts on Coffee Common’s NYC event

Thoughts on Coffee Common’s NYC event


So Coffee Common came to A Startup Store in Chelsea ,  New York City. If you know my adoration for all things coffee, you know it drew me like a moth to a flame. For $5 I got to sip on great coffee samples and get some coffee questions answered in person.

First of all what is coffee common? Well they are part of the common group. COMMON  is a creative community for accelerating social change.. ( Learn more.) Coffee Common brings together world-class baristas and roasters with shared values, to create unique experiences that introduce people to the nuanced joys of exceptional coffee. (Read more here) They are doing pretty important coffee education work.

The event was well organized and broken up into three areas guided Do-It-Yourself at our Method& Bar, Ingredients and a Taste bar. Everyone running the stations were courteous & pleasant, especially Kyle Glanville (2008 U.S. Barista Champion) from Intelligentsia.

My favorite spot was the Do-It-Yourself at our Method& Bar. I got give the Hario a V60, a Chemex and a Woodneck “‘Nel” Drip Pot. I got some tips on using the Aeropress , which I already own as well.

If you’re lucky, you will get to hear my horrible voice on the portafilter podcast . I answered some questions from them.

If Coffee Common came back to the area, I would take part again and bring friends. It’s a great coffee social scene. I think there should be more, small organized events like this, even if just amongst friends.


Gear used Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens on  a  Nikon D90

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