The next in a growing tide of local chains setting up shop in the Financial District, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters unveils an outpost on the main floor of the $1.4 billion dollar Fulton Center transportation hub this Friday. To celebrate the grand opening, the shop will pour free cups of its signature 71 Irving House Blend, along with a new Colombian Willer Rivera coffee, which will be served exclusively at the downtown location. In line with the roaster's locally-minded ethos, all coffees will be served with milk sourced from Battenkill Valley Creamery in Salem, NY or pumpkin-seed milk from Jnana Organics in Mt. Kisco, NY.
New York coffee lovers may be more accustomed to sipping Irving Farm brews in more historical digs (the Grand Central Terminal, a former Lower East Side tenement building), but this expansion marks the roaster's first location in a more modern setting. Owners David Elwell and Stephen Leven fitted the space with naturally preserved oak, and engraved the signature crow logo into various wood, glass and metal surfaces.
Photograph: Courtesy of Irving Farm Coffee Roasters