New York's 51 best cups of coffee

Dozens of ways to get your fix.

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  • Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    The New Orleans at Blue Bottle

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    Siphon at Stumptown Red Hook

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    French press at Egg

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Macchiato at Tillie's

     

  • Photograph: Kirby Tidwell

    Pumpkin latte at Tea Lounge

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    Cortado at Qathra Café

  • Photograph: Naomi Ellenson

    Stumptown refills at Second Stop

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    Stumptown drip at Iris Cafe

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    Stumptown latte at Marlow & Sons

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    Cappuccino at Milk and Roses

Photograph: Jolie Ruben

The New Orleans at Blue Bottle

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The New Orleans at Blue Bottle
Eight pounds of earthy beans and eight ounces of chicory are steeped in room-temperature water overnight and then strained in the morning. The concentrate is slightly sweetened, and milk and ice are added to order. 160 Berry St between North 4th and 5th Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-534-5488, bluebottle.net)

Siphon at Stumptown Red Hook
The Portland, Oregon, brewer has mastered this bergeeky brewing technique. It produces a crisp articulation of any bean, but sweet, bright African coffees—such as the light and fruity Ethiopian Michelle Yirgacheffe—are favored here. 219 Van Brunt St at Commerce St, Red Hook, Brooklyn (stumptowncoffee.com)

French press at Egg
Williamsburg's go-to breakfast spot uses a dark roast blend—part Sumatra, part Yirgacheffe—from Brooklyn Coffee Roasters that can stand up to the Southern-style restaurant's rich offerings. 135A North 5th St at Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-302-5151, pigandegg.com)

Macchiato at Tillie's of Brooklyn
Go with the light-roast, slightly nutty Kitten New York blend, brewed via the shop's La Marzocco espresso machine. 248 DeKalb Ave at Vanderbilt Ave, Fort Greene, Brooklyn (718-783-6140, tilliesofbrooklyn.com). $2.50--$3.25.

Pumpkin latte at Tea Lounge
This spiced sipper—made with a private roast from Maine—will help you stay focused enough to work until closing time (midnight for you night owls). 837 Union St between Sixth and Seventh Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-789-2762, tealoungeny.com). $3--$4.25.

Cortado at Qathra Café
The expertly pulled cortado —a small cup of half espresso and half steamed milk, made with chocolaty Ethiopian Harrar beans—is like a potent and smooth-sipping mini latte. 1112 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn (718-484-3322, qathracafe.com). $2.75.

Stumptown refills at Second Stop
They're just a buck. Beat that. 524 Lorimer St at Ainslie St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-486-6850)

Stumptown drip at Iris Cafe
The rotating selection of Stumptown beans are brewed strong, so lighten it with a splash of milk from upstate's Battenkill Valley Creamery. The ideal accompaniment: a homemade cinnamon-raisin sticky bun ($3). 20 Columbia Pl between Joralemon and State Sts, Brooklyn Heights (718-722-7395). $1.75--$2.25.

Stumptown latte at Marlow & Sons
The top-notch beans are matched with ultra-rich milk from Pennsylvania's Maplehofe Dairy's grass-fed cows in this creamy and classic latte. 81 Broadway between Berry St and Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-384-1441, marlowandsons.com)

Cappuccino at Milk and Roses
The milky concoction, made from dark-roasted, rich Italian Miscela d'Oro beans, is the perfect complement to a lazy afternoon within Milk And Roses' cozy environs. 1110 Manhattan Ave between Clay and Dupont Sts, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-389-0160). $3.

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