Just found a wonderful visual honour to coffee set in wonderful architecture, so I must share this finding.
According to the New York Times (Oliver Strand)…
Today, a new coffee bar opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art. It’s in the garden level of Marcel Breuer’s brutalist masterpiece, a walnut-paneled coffee cart that’s acting as a place-holder until a new museum cafe will be opened by Union Square Hospitality Group in the spring. In the meantime, you can visit the coffee bar (without paying admission) and get a cappuccino made on a Strada, the next-generation pressure profiling espresso machine from La Marzocco.
The coffee bar is a collaboration between the Union Square group and Stumptown Coffee Roasters. The Strada belongs to Stumptown (fetishists take note: it has serial number 0001, the first production model to come off the line), as does the coffee cart, which is from Portland, Ore. The beans are Hair Bender Espresso. The baristas are from Union Square, and the decision to work with Stumptown was made by Kevin Richer, who is the general manager of the soon-to-depart Tabla and will be the general manager of the Whitney cafe.
“I fell in love with Stumptown two years ago,” Mr. Richer said. “The espresso has a flavor that’s almost like a fermented, dry riesling. It gives the impression of being sweet, but it’s not.”
Source and further reading… http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/stumptown-at-the-whitney/?src=tptw