A staple of the American coffee scene, we had a chance to check out Intelligentsia inside and in front of the High Line Hotel in Manhattan.
The location is amazing. The small trailer outside serves coffee, too, but you should really head inside the hotel lobby to take in the full experience. The coffee counter is a beautiful piece: old tiles, metal beams, wonderfully integrated into the dark ambience of the hotel lobby and hallways.
The coffee menu is very compact, but seems to change frequently:
Preparation of the pour-over was perfect. All individual components were rinsed to ensure an even temperature during the brew, scales and timers were very closely monitored.
As a result, the Rwandan Zirikana was as floral as it could be, and just a beautiful reason to enjoy the outside area for a while – just a great spot altogether.