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Mar 13, 2013 08:53 AM

Pour-over in Midtown

I tried my first pour-over at Demarco Coffee today. If you never had one, you have to try it! It's coffee made with very low acidity and amazing taste. They grind the beans in front of you (they have 5 different varieties available). After they grind the beans, they measure the water to precise temperature and pour it over the filter into a cup. It takes few minutes, but it's well worth it. The barista insisted I try my first time in a glass mug and not to-go cup. I like a lot of milk in my coffee, but this coffee tasted awesome with just a drop of cream.
Can anyone else share a good place for pour-over in Midtown East?

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  1. Rize Coffee
    Lucid Coffee
    Joe's in Grand Central

    I'm not certain any of those would take the care with the pour over process you described above though.

    6 Replies
    1. re: sugartoof

      The barista was amazing. He asked me what I like and when I replied "chocolate", he told me "I know exactly what coffee beans to make for you!" He then measured the exact amount of coffee by putting in on the scale. It was well worth the price just to watch the whole process.

      1. re: sugartoof

        Lucid is our go to place for the morning cup of Joe. Excellent. They also sell Ceci Cela croissants!!!

        1. re: Motosport

          I tried them few weeks ago. I read that they serve counter culture coffee and I just had to try it. I didn't like it. I don't know if it's the method they use to prepare it or the coffee. I had counter culture coffee at Macaron Cafe on 3rd ave and it was very good. They use the french press and the coffee was very smooth and not acidic. They also use organic milk at Macaron Cafe. Lucid coffee was just too acidic for me and wasn't smooth enough. I also didn't like the service.

          1. re: innaz

            "didn't like the service"??? Those two sisters are so bright and cheerful I don't even need my espresso doppio to wake me up!!!
            Trophy wife loves their regular coffee.

            1. re: Motosport

              i'm not a fan of lucid either, plus their coffee is more expensive than both joe's and rize (and i particularly don't like rize - terrible service, expensive (more than joe's), and they never have enough milk/sugar/coffee lids out).

            2. re: innaz

              Sounds like you like med to darker roasts. Macaron uses a darker roast than places like Lucid. Lighter roasts tend to be more acidic and bright.

        2. there's a Blue Bottle on the Concourse at Rockefeller.

          1. Single cup pours are not hard to do yourself at all. If you prefer them to, say espresso, consider yourself lucky as you can get your caffeine fix with minimal equipment investment.

            But second blue bottle in Rock Center.