紐約獨立咖啡館 New York Indie Cafes #4
Think Coffee

Think Coffee 旗艦店, 2006年在曼哈頓紐約大學附近的默瑟街(Mercer Street)上開幕。目前為止已擴展了11 個分店。 多年來我常去Think咖啡,而且個人非常偏好。 我想任何品嚐過他們產品的咖啡愛好者,都會同意他們的咖啡豆、生產過程和烘焙方式都有一流的品質。
 
我喜歡光顧這家連鎖店的原因之一,是他們獨特的經營方法,致力於提升社會變革。 每次購買生豆,他們就會發起一個幫助咖啡產地居民的項目。 例如,當他們購買尼加拉瓜的Santa Isabel 咖啡時,啟動了一個為當地社區提供清潔用水的案子。 其他主題項目包括幫助當地的房屋修復、住房建設、甚至於教育和提供女性生理期健康的產品。
 
另一個原因,除了始終如一的好咖啡,員工不僅擅長自己的工作,有禮貌並且很酷和有趣。 在友善舒適的環境中,整個咖啡飲用體驗當然是100% 的提高。
 
我們最近到了他們位於曼哈頓 Gramercy 地區的分店之一。 內部乾淨且維護良好,有挑高天花板以及復古風格的黑色亮皮長椅沙發。
 
我們嘗試了衣索比亞 Sidamo Kellensoo 和哥倫比亞 Aponte 的手沖咖啡。  Sidamo 西達摩具有完美種植、處理法和烘焙豆的所有特徵。 非常順口,具有明顯的藍莓味、柑橘味和葡萄酒般的餘味。
 
哥倫比亞咖啡豆來自娜玲瓏省,被稱為是生產職人精品咖啡豆的中心。 咖啡俱樂部嚴選的Formula, 程式咖啡的咖啡豆之一,也來自 Nariño。 這支Aponte有明顯的葡萄柚味,略帶蜂蜜紅糖。 對於哥倫比亞咖啡來說,這支咖啡的風味出乎意料地複雜。
 
當你來紐約時,可考慮來Think「思考」咖啡——之後你可能每天都想來。
 
THINK COFFEE GRAMERCY
– 280 3RD AVE, New York, NY 10010
https://goo.gl/maps/ENnWEQfjwiZid47A9

 
read in english

Think Coffee established itself at its flagship location on Mercer Street, in Manhattan near NYU back in 2006. It has since expanded to 11 locations. I’ve been going to Think Coffee for many years and am quite biased. However, I think any coffee lover who samples their products will agree that the beans, production, and roasting are all top notch quality.

One reason I like to patronize this chain is because of their dedication to social change and the unique approach they take. For every coffee farm they buy their beans from, they initiate a project that helps local residents. For example, when they started buying Nicaragua, Santa Isabel coffee, also started a project to bring clean water to the community. Other projects include home restoration, housing construction and women’s health issues.

The other reason, besides consistently great coffee, is the employees, who, beyond simply being good at their job and polite, are cool, interesting people. The overall coffee drinking experience is 100% better in a sympathetic, comfortable environment.

We recently visited one of their branches, located in the Gramercy area of Manhattan. The interior is clean and well-maintained, with high ceilings and retro-style shiny, black banquettes. We tried the Ethiopia Sidamo Kellensoo and Colombia Aponte pour-over coffees this time around.

The Sidamo had all the hallmarks of a beautifully grown, processed, and roasted bean. It was very smooth, had a pronounced blueberry flavor, citrus overtones, and a wine-like finish.

The Aponte beans come from Nariño province, which has produced some great artisan coffee beans. One of Coffee Club’s own selections, roasted by Formula Coffee also comes from Nariño. The coffee has a pronounced grapefruit note with a slight honey-brown sugar finish. It was unexpectedly complex for a Colombian coffee.

When you’re in New York, consider Think Coffee—you may end up coming every day.

THINK GRAMERCY – 280 3RD AVE, New York, NY 10010
https://goo.gl/maps/ENnWEQfjwiZid47A9
 

 

 

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