New York's 51 best cups of coffee

Dozens of ways to get your fix.

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  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    Stumptown cappuccino at Roots Cafe

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    Seasonal Stumptown selection at Breukelen Coffee House

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Spiced pumpkin latte at Common Grounds

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    Bushwick egg cream at Little Skips

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    Spiked joe at the Lovin'

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    Vanilla latte at Postmark Cafe

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    Gingermint latte at the Pulp and the Bean

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    Iced coffee at Black Gold Brooklyn

  • Iced coffee at WTF Coffee Lab

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    "Australian iced coffee" at Café Madeline

Photograph: Alex Strada

Stumptown cappuccino at Roots Cafe

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Stumptown cappuccino at Roots Cafe
The genuinely friendly baristas do wonders with a steamer here; go for a whole-milk cappuccino with a double shot of bold, chocolaty Hair Bender espresso. 639A Fifth Ave at 18th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn (205-246-2149, rootscafebrooklyn.com). $3.50.

Seasonal Stumptown selection at Breukelen Coffee House
The selection of Stumptown beans rotates seasonally here, but a recent favorite was the drip-brewed Ethiopian Suke Quto. It's a full-bodied, slightly citrusy blend that tastes bright and crisp on its own, or tempered with a splash of milk; try it with hemp, hazelnut, oat or soy (plus good old organic cow). 764A Franklin Ave between St. Johns and Sterling Pls, Crown Heights, Brooklyn (718-789-7070). $1.75--$2.

Spiced pumpkin latte at Common Grounds
The balance is spot-on in this seasonally inspired cup: It's sweet but not cloying, with just a hint of fall flavor peeking through the deep Porto Rico Importing roast. 376 Tompkins Ave between Jefferson and Putnam Aves, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn (718-484-4368, commongroundsny.com). $3.25.

Bushwick egg cream at Little Skips
This is an espresso-laden, chocolate-syrup drizzled riff on the New York classic. 941 Willoughby Ave at Myrtle Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn (718-484-0980, littleskips.com). $3.25.

Spiked joe at the Lovin' Cup Café
The coffee—served black—is nothing special, but you can gussy it up with a shot of your favorite liquor (we suggest Baileys or Kahla). 93 North 6th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-302-1180, thelovincupcafe.com). From $2.

Vanilla latte at Postmark Cafe
Order this smooth, fragrant treat from a menu inscribed on glass panels. 326 6th St at Fifth Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-768-2613). $2.75--$3.75.

Gingermint latte at the Pulp and the Bean
Using a nutty custom Italian roast from Park Slope's Gillies as the base, this drink layers 1883 de Philibert Routin frosted mint and gingerbread syrups with steamed milk and a hush-hush blend of spices. 809 Franklin Ave between Eastern Pkwy and Lincoln Pl, Crown Heights, Brooklyn (347-425-8642, twitter.com/pulpandbean). $3.25.

Iced coffee at Black Gold Brooklyn
This remarkably smooth brew—made with New Jersey's Rook coffee—is superconcentrated then cut to your liking with water. 461 Court St between Luquer St and 4th Pl, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn (347-227-8227, blackgoldbrooklyn.com). $3.

Iced coffee at WTF Coffee Lab
A mad-scientist setup at this Fort Greene shop produces a superlative 22-hour cold-brewed cup. The method works particularly well with floral Ethiopian beans, which yield a fruity, low-acid brew. 47 Willoughby Ave between Adelphi and Clermont Aves, Fort Greene, Brooklyn (twitter.com/wtfcoffeelab).

"Australian iced coffee" at Café Madeline
Dessert and coffee in one: a double shot of chilled espresso over two scoops of vanilla ice cream with milk. 1603 Cortelyou Rd between 16th and 17th Sts, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn (718-941-4020, cafemadeline.com). $5.

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