Culture Espresso – Coffee in NYC

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You’ve not been to New York City if you’ve not set foot in a cafe there. The coffee culture in New York has been taking off since a few years ago and it’s hard to imagine life without a daily pick-me-up for New Yorkers. Over the past 2 years, more than 40 new cafes have entered the coffee scene in NYC – coffee brewing may now be treated as seriously as the money-making business on Wall Street. Thanks to a few recommendations from talented photographer Alice Gao, I got hold of a list of decent coffee bars and cafes and eventually the choice of Culture Espresso in the Fashion District was made.

Nothing beats the warmth from a radiator and aroma from coffee after a chilling, or should I say freezing walk down 4 streets. Like most coffee bars, Culture Espresso has a small, narrow space with marble counters and wooden tables. Oh they have a pretty wallpaper as well. I had a dose of the legendary daily cortado and it sure packed a powerful espresso shot. P.S. Coffees here are chosen and roasted by Heart Coffee Roasters of Portland, Oregon.

And if you’re feeling a little hungry, baked goods from a selection of bakeries are up for grabs, just like the coconut donut I had (below). As for their baked in house chocolate chip cookie, I didn’t get to try it but I’m pretty sure cafes here do not screw up cookies.

More photos right after this!

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8 thoughts on “Culture Espresso – Coffee in NYC

  1. Nestor says:

    My favourite coffee bar in Manhattan. IT s a must every year when I visit NY
    I am rom Argentina.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Wow travelling to new york next week and as a huge coffee enthusiast this place is definitely on my to-do list, just wishing for a clement weather to have my nespresso on terrasse ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. cjruiii says:

    Oh wow! Placing this on my already long to-go list when I head there in a few months! I’m feeling a similar excitement as you did months prior to the trip to NYC ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. tsizzles says:

    Oh man! This place looks hot! Over in South Africa I had enjoyed my favourite coffee to date, the, “White Chocolate Late.” During the film production I had recently done with the producer of Faith like Potatoes, we often had a nice strong Double Espresso. I would love to have that Cortado. You make it look and sound so amazing. Is it amongst your favourite?

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