By Terry Trucco
It’s a lot easier than it once was to get a good cup of coffee in New York. And that goes for coffee at hotels.
Flavorful house blends and premium brands like Illy are typical at large hotels (and former coffee wastelands) from the New York Hilton-Midtown to ONE UN New York. Newcomers are embracing intriguing local brews. Is it coincidence that the restaurants at the Viceroy and the Quin – two chic new hotels on West 57th Street – proudly serve Joe Coffee a succulent brew made from the direct source, sustainable beans found at Joe Coffee shops dotting Manhattan?
But three hotels go all out with free-standing coffee houses on the premises. I find it all but impossible to walk by these stores and not stop in. (more…)