Okay, so this is particularly annoying to wait in the line at Blue Bottle in Williamsburg, order your coffee, wait for it to be made and then to find that they are out of half and half. The girl at the counter just crinkles her brow, shakes her head and says sorry. When pressed, she says that its really expensive milk and they aren't getting any more today. The manager next to her apologizes and offers a refund.
So, when a place purports to be artisans and experts in their field, and we all know coffee and cream go hand in hand, shouldn't someone be running to the local bodega for as many organic half and half boxes they can carry?
Stumptown wins again.