Cafe Imports takes Manhattan (and Queens), celebrating Meister’s first book

Posted on July 17th, 2017

We are headed to New York City at the end of July to celebrate something the Café Imports team holds very near and dear—the publication of Meister’s first book: New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History!

It’s being released by The History Press/Arcadia Publishing on 7/31, and you can either pre-order the book at Arcadia Publishing, or you can purchase it from the author herself at one of the two must-attend events below.

See you all soon in the city that never sleeps—due in large part to its deeply caffeinated history!

New York Coffee History Walking Tour 7/31

Take your to-go mug along on a walking tour of New York’s coffee history, led by Café Imports’ content specialist Meister, to celebrate the publication of her first book: New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History, coming out with The History Press on 7/31.

Walk the storied streets of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, Meatpacking District, and Chelsea for a glimpse in to the Empire City’s caffeinated past, present, and future, with stops for a few good coffees—and a few good yarns—along the way. Meister will tell tales from her new book and offer insight into some of the characters whose legacy lives on, and you’ll meet a few of the living legends who are keeping the tradition alive and even pushing it into the next wave.

Sites include Porto Rico Importing Co., Caffè Reggio, the childhood home of Alice Foote MacDougall, Joe Coffee Company, Kobrick Coffee, Ninth Street Espresso, and Café Grumpy—with plenty of chatting on the stroll in between.

**The tour is free to join. Please bring cash for any coffees you’d like to drink or buy along the way.

Monday 7/31, 2pm

Meet @ Porto Rico Importing Co., 201 Bleecker St, NY NY 10012
Tour will conclude around 4pm @ Café Grumpy, 224 W 20th St, NY NY 10011

Total walked distance: 2.1 miles
Please dress comfortably for the distance and the weather. Attendees might want to bring water along to drink as well.

Contact and tour host: Meister – (c) 917-202-8103 (e) meister@cafeimports.com
RSVP here—Space is limited. **If there is enough interest, we may hold another tour on 8/1

Stump the Roaster NYC 8/2

Hey, buddy—you wanna get an earful about coffee in New York City? We’ve got just the thing for you: Stump the Roaster NYC, a focused conversation about roasting coffee, featuring a panel of local roasters whose diverse experiences, company sizes/styles, and, of course, personalities, capture the enormous diversity of the city itself.

Join us Wednesday 8/2, at Birch Coffee – 40-37 23rd St, Long Island City NY 11101

Cupping @ 4:30pm
Food & Drinks @ 6pm
Stump the Roaster @ 6:45pm

Café Imports’ Matt Brown and Meister will moderate the panel, which includes:

César Vega, Café Integral

Cheryl Kingan, Café Grumpy

Darleen Scherer, Supercrown Coffee

Donald N. Schoenholt, Gillies Coffee Co.

Jayson Rha, Birch Coffee

Jonathan Withers, Toby’s Estate

Bring your questions for the panel, and join us for an evening so fun and educational you’ll never fuhgeddaboudit.


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