NYCS at New Amsterdam Market
New York Coffee Society’s biggest event yet went off yesterday without a hitch! Neil put together an awesome team of volunteers and together we raised over $700, which will be split between the New Amsterdam Market, our great hosts, and Bikes to Rwanda, a great coffee cause!
We sold several hundred cups of ice coffee from Ecco Caffe, Gimme! Coffee, Cafe Grumpy, and Jack’s Stir Brew. Our focus was on locally roasted coffee, as well as soon-to-be local roasteries Grumpy and Ecco. Thanks again to everyone who donated their coffee, time, supplies and space (especially the staff at Jack’s Front Street!), we could not have put on this event without you.
We also introduced many local foodies to the New York Coffee Society organization, which was great! I’m sure one day our blogs will be coveted by the massses, but until that happens, it’s great to expose people who don’t always think about coffee to our whole crazy coffee world.
Finally, we had a small coffee gathering at The Mercury Dime, a new cafe on 5th Street in Manhattan. We tasted coffees from Colombia, Ethiopia and Kenya and talked a little bit about each, and about coffee in general. Finally, the weary team stumbled home, happy to have spread the coffee gospel that much farther.