High Line Hotel, New York City is where I found this coffee treasure and #37 on the list. The place was part of a dimly lit hotel lobby and had the feeling of a bar. It was a very small cafe, but packed quite a punch in class and level of quality coffee. The baristas were knowledgeable and friendly.
While waiting on my pour-over of their special Christmas blend, I stood at the bar, inquiring about the location of their beans, the origins and so on, when another patron joined in and before I knew it, four of us were deep in coffee geek talk and I was loving every minute! This was it! This is where I want every coffee shop visit to end up, a fresh, exquisite cup of coffee and lively coffee conversation! I savored every sip, every moment and hated to leave, but other shops called and my time was short.
Locations of Intelligentsia Coffee can be found in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Hopefully soon, Washington D.C., but for now, I can order this heavenly brew online.