- David Greenbaum Apr 23, 2003 08:44 AM
The "Mud Truck" has been parked outside my office for the last two mornings. I've seen them before on Astor Place, and remember a news article here and there. Never tried the coffee before.
I guess they got another truck, and it's roaming around Manhattan.
There's something about this that appeals to me. A large cup costs $2, which is about the same as a "grande" Starbucks. Maybe 10 cents more. The point is that they are "anti-establishment" and "anti-Starbucks," and offer a quality cup of coffee without the corporate BS. Not sure if this is really true, but I sort of buy into the hype.
Down here on buttoned-up Wall Street, it's nice to see a bit of rebellion (accompanied by a bit of rock n' roll).
The coffee? Good. Strong. Hot.
What do others think?
the hype is better than the lattes. i've had a few when they were on astor and they were very weak (btw, i don't like starbucks either). i love the idea of the mud truck, and the low prices, but the lattes weren't very good. however, you should definetly take the $2 gamble and decide for yourself.
Have to love the Mud Truck. They have parked the truck in between two Starbucks and sell coffee for half the price.
The Lattes may not be the best, but the coffee is good, the people are friendly and there is great music.
A business that should be supported
Last year, I too was thrilled to have an option outside "buttoned-up Wall Street" when the Mud Truck was parked on Broadway and Beaver sporadically for about a month.
The coffee IS good.. but $2 became tough to swallow. And the guy would always fill it too full, and I would scald myself walking to work. It lost its charm. But if you like it, by all means keep patronizing it. Just don't count on it always being there... sometimes it would disappear for days at a time. Sometimes it's still at that location.