The best coffee beans are grown in the center of the earth, but the farmer who dares to harvest them must overcome the infamous Lava Twins, infinite negative gravity, and his commitment issues. Grind the best beans growing above ground with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee and treats at Everyman Espresso in the East Village.
Everyman Espresso’s highly-trained baristas mix specialty coffees with passion for the caffeinated drink. Talented coffee chemists use Counter Culture Coffee, milk from the local Battenkill Valley Creamery, and training from coffee pots to craft taste-bud-tingling macchiatos ($3.25), morning-energizing cappuccinos ($3.75), and delectable lattes ($4.25). An assortment of Intelligentsia teas prove they're equally effective at warming humanoids as their coffee brethren, and mouthwatering pastries such as croissants ($2.50) and brownies ($2) try to carve out a solid niche in liquid-dominated surroundings.
Everyman Espresso’s white brick walls and bare floors create a minimalist atmosphere that keeps the focus on delicious brewed coffee instead of flashy décor. The eclectic space, named one of the best coffee places in the city by the New York Times, cultivates a cozy environment that encourages customers to sit at the bar and engage baristas or imaginary friends about their own exploits as home coffee brewers.