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Coffee tasting/flight in NYC?

I was a coffee-hater until a recent trip to Costa Rica, where a few cups of excellent, locally-grown coffee piqued my interest. Now I'm interested in learning more about different kinds of coffee to find out what else I like before I invest in some to enjoy at home. Are there any coffee shops in NYC that will let me taste a small bit of various coffees from around the world? I'm thinking of a "coffee flight," kinda like a wine flight at a wine tasting--does this exist anywhere?

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    1. Do you mean bean samplers, or actual samples of brewed coffee?

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      1. re: a_and_w

        I think that coffee shop = the kind that brews and serves coffee. I doubt the OP wants to "taste a small bit" of just the beans.

        1. re: jakew8

          Upon rereading, you're right about what the OP wants. Still, many coffee shops (e.g., Oren's) offer small samplings of beans from around the world that you can brew yourself. That's far more likely than finding a place that will actually brew small samples of coffee.

      2. I did mean brewed coffee samples. Is that a crazy idea?

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        1. re: weetara

          this might help to get an idea what different beans taste like. Just go to the list and see what you might like.

          http://sweetmarias.com/prod.greencoff...

        2. this might help to get an idea what different beans taste like. Just go to the list and see what you might like.

          http://sweetmarias.com/prod.greencoff...

          1. Cafe Grumpy on 20th St. has coffee tastings on some weekends. You should call them and ask for the details but I've heard good things.