Individually Brewed Cups At Kaffe 1668

I met a friend for coffee on Greenwich Street this weekend (and as all of us New Yorkers know, anything on Greenwich Street is positively adorable, anyway), so expectations were high.  Stepping into Kaffe 1668 is like being in the Restoration Hardware showroom (ahem, my favorite furniture store, ever.)  Ginormous wooden tables and buckets of lavender aside, their coffee is really, really good.



Maybe it’s something with the way they individually brew each cup (but if you’re in a hurry and don’t have the 10+ minutes the coffee can take to make, you can just order their daily drip).  Maybe it’s the super low-lighting, and twinkling candle light.  Or maybe it’s their delicious honey granola + yogurt.  But whatever it is, this Tribeca spot is now a staple on my coffee shop circuit, totally worth the trek below 14th Street (which means a lot coming from a Midtowner).  Kudos, Kaffe 1688.

p.s. There’s two locations on Greenwich Street, I went to the one between Beach and Hubert Streets.



Have you ever tried individually brewed cups of coffee?



By: Jessica Tiare Bowen



10 Responses to “Individually Brewed Cups At Kaffe 1668”

  1. Maria says:

    This concept is new to me and I think it’s amazing! Great tip.
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    • Used York City says:

      Yay! Maybe not practical for every day on the run kinda coffee, but certainly delightful when you have the time!;-)

  2. Can you believe that I have never been to new york? But it is on my to do list and I hope to be able to check out Kaffe 1668.
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  3. gourmet coffee shops have been popular here for a while…I’m not quite sure what you mean by individually brewed – I’m guessing other than from an expresso machine…the thing that is popular here at the moment is called an aeropress
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    • Used York City says:

      They basically take whatever kind of grounds that you choose, put them in a filter of sorts, add hot water, and let it drip into the cup. A very manual process that has delicious results:-)

  4. Actually, less often now than before, when I do brew coffee at home, it’s a single cup at a time. Your coffee boutique sounds akin to Coffee Tomo in West Los Angeles – simply gourmet coffee and handmade pretzels. I’ve been there only once. recently posted..Who’s a Candidate for Skin-Sparing Mastectomy?My Profile

    • Used York City says:

      Ohhh, you got me at the gourmet pretzels. One of my top favorite foods, ever:-) Next time I’m in LA…

  5. Those rumballs look so delicious!
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