NYC Coffee Tour and Tasting

Greenwich Village Coffee Tour & Tasting

Drink your way through the surprising history of coffee in NYC!

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Tour Length

1.5 hours

Porto Rico Importing Co.Tour guide Justin Rivers enjoying espresso inside Joe Coffee

Discover the surprising history of coffee in New York City while exploring Greenwich Village, its iconic birthplace. On this unique walking tour we will learn how New York and coffee go hand-in-hand both in cultural and economic development. We will hear the story of one of the most successful coffee entrepreneurs of the early 20th century, who's first shop was in Grand Central and who was a woman! 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. 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!

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  • Drink a cappuccino from NYC’s oldest cafe
  • Discover the former cafe that became the unofficial birthplace of the off-off Broadway theatre movement
  • Taste coffee treats from New York City's oldest whole bean retailers
  • See NYC’s first espresso machine
  • Learn how NYC coffee culture played host to the first Stock Exchange and was considered to be the world's first internet
  • Just a quick note to tell you how much fun the Coffee Tour of Greenwich Village was! Justin was upbeat, made a point of telling us things that were interesting although not specifically related to the tour, and gave us souvenirs and free coffee! What more could one hope for? I live in the Village, and appreciated the effort that was made to satisfy our curiosities. I felt like a child with my favorite doting uncle! Keep 'em coming!

    Jacqueline Parker
  • A million thanks for the coffee tour! I really enjoyed it.

    Irina T.

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Know Before You Go

Where to Meet
The group meets at the Minetta Triangle, N/e Corner of Ave. of Americas and, Minetta Ln, New York, NY 10012. Your guide will hold an "Untapped New York" sign.

How To Get There
By subway: A, C, E, B, D, F or M trains to West 4th St - Washington Square Station.

What to bring/wear
This tour is happening rain or shine so please dress appropriately for the weather. Also, no need to come caffeinated, we will take care of that!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a strenuous tour? How much walking do we do?

This tour is easy and most people can participate. We will walk approximately one mile.

Who will be our tour guide?

One of Untapped New York's licensed NYC Tour guides, always a local New Yorker!

Is this a professional coffee tasting?

No this is not! We will taste types of coffees but will not dive into the aromas and flavors of each.

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