I realise it was naive of me but it never occurred to me that there would be good coffee in America. From what I’d been told, I didn’t even think of it as an option. But I was proved wrong. So very wrong. Coming across as a veritable treasure map, this amazing map was drawn by the very talented and lovely LeeAnne, a friend who I met through my New York-dwelling pal Robyn.
Incidentally LeeAnne also drew this adorable sketch of the three of us as a sandwich.
We had a great time bringing out the coffee map at any given moment during our trip, checking to see if we were near one of the listed venues, treating every cup as a prize, like black gold. It seemed to capture everyone’s imagination. We had people clambering for photos of it for their own reference. A nice guy we met in the subway one late evening even drew us a map of his own recommendation.
We didn’t make to every place on the map, but we tried damn hard. And of the one’s we visited, I found them all to be amazing with one exception – those are pretty good odds! Here’s photo evidence of our efforts. (more…)