On a jetlagged weekend morning in New York, after a failed attempt during the week, I tried my luck again at For Five Coffee – close by the Rockefeller Center.
During the week I tried to get a pour-over but they didn’t have enough people. Saturday morning was different – it was fairly empty.
The coffee menu is short, and one of the 2 baristas didn’t really know anything about the coffees. But when the other one stepped in, things were looking better.
He explained different coffees, and most importantly his pour-over process was on point. Timer, scale in check and a very slow, targeted pour. It got busy and there were clearly not enough people to handle the store, but my pour-over still came out great.
The taste was very balanced, a little light, but with a nice plum note.
At For Five Coffee things are done right – if you get there at the right time and meet the right people.