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Automatic Turkish Coffee Takes to Manhattan

Drinks Liz Clayton 5 comments

At New York City's Simit + Smith, a small chain whose third Manhattan store opened this week in the Financial District (within 100 feet of both a Starbucks branch and an independent, third-wave cafe, Blue Spoon), Turkish coffees are prepared to order for workers, traders, Turkophiles, and tourists alike—all in a fully automated Turkish coffee machine. More

Would You Send an Espresso Back?

Drinks Meister 10 comments

When your espresso or pourover coffee isn't what you've expected, should you—and would you—be able to send it back? More

Smoked Trout Tacos at Kopi: A Traveler's Cafe

Chicago Lindsey Howald Patton Post a comment

These tacos are what you'd get if you took a crustless Victorian high tea sandwich and mated it with a taco just south of the U.S.-Mexico border. Dialed-up flavors of smoked fish, dill and mayo pair with earthy corn, spicy chipotle, and creamy guacamole. More

Fast Food International: Caffe Bene

New York Krista Garcia 3 comments

The concept of this premiere U.S. outpost of a Korean chain isn't unfamiliar: the emphasis on coffee drinks and customers parked with laptops feels Starbucks-y; the pick-your-own pastries in the front wouldn't be out of place in Au Bon Pain; and the refrigerated case of salads, sandwiches and wraps is reminiscent of Pret a Manger. The Korean influence is not particularly obvious. More

Coffee in Oklahoma City, OK: Elemental Coffee Roasters

Drinks Meister 3 comments

If you think the pan-shaped state is all Sonic drive-ins and Dr Pepper, allow us to introduce you to the brains behind some quality beans, deep in America's Heartland: Elemental Coffee Roasters. More

5 Essential Tips for New Coffee Shop Owners

Drinks Meister 7 comments

Being a cafe owner is one of the most rewarding jobs on earth, but beware some common pitfalls while you're scheming out your brand-new coffee shop. Here are five mistakes newbies often make: Avoid them, and you're on your way to caffeinated contentment. More

Coffee in Austin, Texas: Once Over Coffee Bar

Drinks Meister 2 comments

This funky, independent Austin coffee shop keeps in tune with the so-called Live Music Capital of the World with its quirky, upbeat focus on community, coffee, and, above all else, quality. More

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