Drink your way through the surprising history of coffee in New York City on our Greenwich Village Coffee Tour and Tasting! On this tour, you will uncover the surprising history of coffee in New York City while exploring Greenwich Village, its iconic birthplace. You will learn how New York and coffee go hand-in-hand both in cultural and economic development. By the end of this experience you will have tasted: an espresso, a drip coffee, chocolate-covered coffee beans, and a cappuccino… so you will be caffeinated!

Tour guide Justin Rivers enjoying espresso inside Joe CoffeeUntapped New York Cheif Experience Officer Justin Rivers

Stops on this tour include the coffee shop with New York City’s oldest espresso machine, a former cafe that became the unofficial birthplace of the off-off Broadway theatre movement, and one of New York City’s oldest whole bean retailers. We will hear the story of one of the most successful coffee entrepreneurs of the early 20th century, a woman whose first shop was in Grand Central! In between sampling coffee at some of the retailers that popularized America’s favorite beverage, you’ll get a crash course in coffee history from its ancient discovery in Africa to its sustainable farming movements of the past few years. We will also highlight many of Greenwich Village’s hidden historical gems, like the Minetta Brook, and explain their connection to coffee.

All of Untapped New York’s upcoming in-person experiences will adhere to our new health and safety measures to ensure everyone has a fun and safe time. The first Greenwich Village Coffee Tour and Tasting tour will run on Wednesday, September 2nd. 


Next, check out Inside Porto Rico Importing Co., One of NYC’s Oldest Coffee Stores and The Oldest Espresso Machine in NYC is in Cafe Reggio