We will meet at Oren's Daily Roast where each guest will receive a keep cup to use through out the tour and take home as a souvenir At Oren's we will begin with pastries and 2 different coffees to taste & contrast. Here we will go over what characteristics you are looking for in a well balanced cup of coffee & a little of the history of Oren's as one of the first small batch roasters in New York Next we will walk to Coffee Project NYC where coffee isn't something they do but a way of life. Here we will try there mouthwatering cold-brew. One traditional style , the other infused with nitro gas . Both the same bean but completely different taste. Sip & enjoy as i go over each process and explain whats makes them worlds apart even though they are the same. At Saltwater we will be treated to a traditional flat white as well as take part in the Tim-Tam slam involving a flat white & a decadent chocolate cookie. Last stop will be Idea Coffee where we will try & dicuss some of thier signature drinks & I will give a 30 min latte art demonstration. Explaining in detail what exactly is latte art & why it fascinates us.
Hello My name is Joseph William Gonzalez but in the Coffee World I am known as TheBxBarista. Proud father of 2, Nayise 16 & Jonah 12 . Award winning balloon artist. Born & raised here in NYC I spent 12 yrs in restaurants before getting bit by the coffee bug . Starting in the coffee industry in 2011 over the years I have taken classes with Counter Culture , Joe Coffee, SCA & learned from some of the best in the industry. Working in cafes and competing through out NYC & nationally has allowed me to bring together the culture and lead the way as an ambassador for the NYC coffee community
Pastries will be offered at our first location to start the day off right with our coffee
We will be sampling various drinks ( black coffee , cold-brew , espresso based with milk) lactose restrictions no problem
All guest will receive a reusable Keep cup in the beginning of the tour to use and take home as a souvenir.
We will begin at Oren's Daily Roast ( first small batch roaster in NYC to start it all) Next Coffee project NYC voted the friendliest cafe in NYC 3 years running also female & minority owned. Saltwater coffee brings the true Australian experience without the 18 hr flight. Finishing at Idea Coffee know for their innovative drinks and love of latte art .Idea Coffee& I will put on a latte art demonstration for you