Here are our recommendations for excellent third-wave coffee roasters in New York City with links to their seasonal coffee offerings.
Buy Specialty Beans from Local Roasters
We prioritize light roasted, single origin beans that are best for pour over lovers.
- Regalia Coffee
- SEY Coffee
- Coffee Project New York
- Solid State Coffee
- Parlor Coffee
- Paloma Coffee
- Joe Coffee
- Loveless Coffee
Regalia delivers award-winning light roast coffees at consistent quality. We're waiting for their buzz to catch up with their quality.
While Regalia is currently closed to visitors, check out Alita Cafe, Regalia's outpost in Brooklyn.
2. SEY Coffee
Sey is famous for their rotating selection of micro-lot coffees.
The only SCA certificated training center in NY, Coffee Project NY invests in their staff and is a regular contributor to the local coffee scene (events and latte art throw downs). Coffee Project NY is owned by POCs.
The destination for a coffee on the Upper West Side, Solid State Coffee boasts carefully roasted coffee and pastries.
Started in the back of a barbershop, Parlor Coffee is a staple to the Fort Greene and Navy Yard neighbhorhoods of Brooklyn. A New York classic.
With locations in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Paloma boasts a top notch pastry program and roasts exceptional coffee.
7. Joe Coffee
A West Village classic, Joe Coffee invests in long-term relationships with coffee farmers. Its single origin menu is featured on full display at the Joe Pro Shop on 21st and 6th Avenue.
Located in Bushwick, Loveless hits the Brooklyn scene with particular orientation toward transparency and cost.
Honorable Mention: La Cabra
La Cabra is a curated coffee and pastry experience. This would have ranked higher if La Cabra were started in NYC. With origins in Denmark, their East Village outpost in NYC is a highly popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Their coffee is high end and their pastries delightful.
Buying locally roasted coffee is a great way to understand the culture of the city you’re traveling to, but for a specialty coffee lover, it can be hard to find coffees that are light roast, single origin, and on-par with what you’re used to brewing.
Let us know if you picked up a bag of beans!