I watch in amazement as shares of Starbucks and Green Mountain Coffee surge. I am very particular about my coffee and shudder at the thought of having to drink either of their coffees for an extended period of time. If I had my way I would drink my coffee each morning in a cafe in Italy before teleporting back home.
It is nearly impossible to get a proper cappuccino or espresso in New York. In order to get a perfect cup one must have the right machine, the right beans, good milk and a barista that is an expert. Good luck finding that in New York. Most baristas in New York are Mexicans that barely speak English. I love Mexicans but highly doubt that most of them are properly trained baristas. Call me a cynic.
I used to believe that Dunkin' Donuts was good coffee until I traveled the World and realized otherwise. While there are a handful of restaurants in NY that make good coffee they are simply not in my vicinity and don't open early enough. Until my teleport machine is built the next best thing is a the Nespresso Citiz machine that I have at home. These machines are all over Europe but have gained less traction in the US. By the time I write my opener I am probably on my second cup. I highly recommend using organic milk with it as it tastes much better.