The Feed first look: Intelligentsia Coffee
Chicago’s cult java roaster opens its first NYC outpost, pouring single-origin brews inside the High Line Hotel.
Fri May 17 2013
Photograph: Jessica Lin
Latte at Intelligentsia Coffee
Gotham's java aficionados are no strangers to cult Chicago roaster Intelligentsia. On May 21st, the Windy City powerhouse finally sets up its own shop with this first NYC outpost, a dark wood bar tucked in the lobby of Chelsea’s High Line Hotel. At the counter, baristas make pour-overs with single-origin beans from one of three top-of-the-line brewers: the Kalita Wave, Cafe Solo and Chemex. Espresso junkies can order a shot pulled from the cutting-edge La Marzocco Strada EP. Pastry chef Umber Ahmad supplies sweet and savory treats from her Tom Colicchio–backed bakery, Mah-Ze-Dahr. In the evening, swap the caffeinated sips for bottled craft beers and wines. The High Line Hotel, 180 Tenth Ave between 20th and 21st Sts (212-933-9796)
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