Lousy iPhone photo/Chris Preovolos
I was down at Café Grumpy (the Chelsea location) this weekend with a friend and was delighted to see they were pulling Ritual’s Finca el Guayabo, Huila, a Colombian for their single-origin option for espresso and milk drinks.
If you haven’t been down there yet, you need to go. I usually order a ristretto (short, single shot) of the Novo Heartbreaker blend and a single-original cappuccino (the selection here rotates). This time I went back for another ristretto after brunch. The place is that good.
As a purist, I urge you try the small cappuccino if you are getting a milk-based drink, even if you normally order some sort of crazy latte at Starbucks…you will not be disappointed.
Oh yeah, did I mention they have two Clover machines and a short menu of fantastic coffees that is constantly being updated? I almost never get the “regular” coffee from the Clover because I’m so in love with the cappucinnos. However, I will say when they were the offering Intelligentsia’s Nicaraguan Limoncillo, (Cup of Excellence second place winner) I did have a single $7 cup. I know you aren’t going to believe me, but it’s worth every penny.
A full post about Grumpy is in the works but I just wanted to give a heads up. I can’t get enough of this place.
If Ed is working the Synesso, ask him to pull you a God-shot.
Enough of that, I gotta go pull a shot (currently home-roasted Liquid Amber blend from Sweet Maria’s).