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01/25/2010

RBC NYC: Tribeca coffee, it’s delicious!  »

If you’re really into being caffeinated (which I oh-so am) and good coffee (yeah, that’s me), and if you really like supporting small businesses that support fair trade (check), then I highly recommend our NYC viewership to haul ass to Tribeca to enjoy the roasted delights of RBC NYC, a new coffeehouse (it just opened a few days ago!!!) with a mysterious name whose initials I do not understand.

Their cold brew is ah-MAY-zing, and of course they have some yummy soy milk to go around (as well as soy cream cheese for you bagel-lovers out there!). I got the most delicious iced soy latte of my life (with fair trade beans, of course) and sipped it in an eco-conscious venue with a high, ornate ceiling and a cozy chair. I asked about possible vegan pastry items and got a noncommittal answer, so be sure and request them when you go in!

Oh and I’ll end with a quote from a little publication called New York magazine about this gem and its muy expensive equipment:

[RBC] purchased the city’s first $18,000 Slayer espresso machine, crafted in Seattle by the sort of obsessives who rail against the industry’s increasing automation, and described online by one of its creators as “a notoriously, horribly, beautifully manual machine”

RBC is located at 71 Worth St. in Tribeca, and is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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