Opened in Gramercy Park in 1996, this coffee business stays busy with a collection of New York cafes, a wholesale business, a SCAA certified training and education lab, a green coffee buying program, a roastery and a tasting room. It also runs the gamut on selling various coffee beans: Choose from single origins, blends, espresso, organic and decaf. Consider a coffee subscription that’s weekly, bi-weekly or monthly with either single-origin or blend coffees. Or get a distinct flavor like Rainforest Foundation Project (which Irving Farm partners with). Other buzzing choices (from whole bean to finest grind) include the delicately floral La Candelilla, Costa Rica, the dark and slightly spicy finished Gotham Dark Roast and the dried cherry and almond La Peña Miel, Nicaragua. Various locations (irvingfarm.com)
Even if you’ve never bought coffee beans before and there’s a coffee shop on every corner, serious coffee culture connoisseurs might prefer to take a DIY approach to preparing a fresh cup. To help keep the daily grind going at home, various stores are selling selections of and subscriptions to coffee beans in order to achieve a full bodied, flavored brew when freshly roasted, grounded or pressed—you can even get ones that are perfect for iced coffee. So go ahead and get your bean bags from these coffee shops and stores throughout New York City.