On Tuesday -- perhaps the most perfect spring day imaginable -- I made a trip to the Meatpacking District to have coffee at Kobrick's. I had read an article in the New York Times and added it to my coffee-tasting list. I was not disappointed.
This is the area around Kobrick's. Not all that long ago this was the area of New York City where meat was cut up and sent to restaurants and groceries. Very little of that remains and it has become, like so many once industrial areas, trendy. Though the cobblestones still remain, there are expensive restaurants, boutiques and in the distance, condominiums. The Hudson River is a few blocks west.
So agree with this sign, coffee is more than "just a drink."
The menu looked good with lots of choices I'd like to try. But I was here for the coffee.
I didn't see a listing for iced coffee in the beverage menu and I ordered an iced Americano, which is espresso and cold water poured over ice. The flavor was terrific, strong but not bitter. In my excitement over my coffee I neglected to ask anything about the beans or where they were roasted. I simply paid and took my cup outside with me and enjoyed the day, the sunshine and coffee. Kobrick's, you've restored my faith in coffee. Not quite an A, but a very solid A-.
I'm beginning to get very overwhelmed by this project. The more I research the longer my list grows for places to sample coffee. There are so many places that look good and have great recommendations. But I'm trying not to get bogged down in thought, there's too much coffee to drink. I'm off in a little while to sample "M." I'm running a day behind, so I will be posting "L" tonight.
Here's to coffee! So much to drink and so little time. As ever, thanks for visiting.