Coffee. New York loves coffee and the Times is ON it. There’s nothing wrong with an article looking at the rise of people around here appreciating coffee and the response to it in the market. There is however, something wrong with the Times then publishing an interactive map letting you know where to get great coffee and leaving out huge swathes of Brooklyn that aren’t Williamsburg. Sounds like someone is getting a loogie in their latte if they come to Bed-Stuy.
Beyond their Brooklyn slights, the Times says there’s no good coffee in Bronx and Staten Island and a whole three good coffee shops in Queens. We’ll leave it to someone else to stand up for those slighted boroughs, and focus instead on the Times view of coffee shops around here. According to the Times’ map, you can’t find good coffee in Brooklyn in Prospect Heights, Sunset Park or Bed-Stuy. Nor in Bay Ridge, Crown Heights, Kensington, Red Hook, Gowanus, Flatbush, Midwood, Bensonhurt, Windsor Terrace or DUMBO. Hell, as it is, half of the Brooklyn coffee shops on the map are in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, and you’ll probably look and see your favorite place to get a damn good cup of coffee isn’t in the roundup.
Now, there are two ways to solve this. One is, you could give us your favorite places in the comments, and we can just make our own damn map. The other is to start collecting used coffee cups from all of your favorite places, and write the name and address on the outside of the cups and sending them to the Times in a big box. Which would be immature and expensive, but also really funny. Let us know which one you’d rather do in the comments!