Caffeine Dreams: Haute 5 Coffee Houses in New York

Joe the Art of Coffee

Small, friendly and perfectly located, the tiny flagship location of Joe’s evokes the very definition of coffee shop – from the coffee itself to the handful of tables inside and the quaint benches outside. A nice selection of pastries and snacks are served along with the coffee, including twisted bagel sticks. (No conventional civilian bagels for these guys!) And when they say art of coffee, they aren’t kidding. Serious connoisseurs can enroll in classes on everything from proper coffee tasting to milk steaming at Joe University Note: you can’t enroll in Milk Steaming Techniques until you’ve passed Espresso Fundamentals. Really.

The original Joe the Art of Coffee location is at 141 Waverly Pl., For other locations and information on upcoming classes, see