This post originally appeared as a review on Project Latte, my soon-to-be defunct cafe culture site.
Located just north of Washington Square Park, the beautiful Stumptown Coffee Roasters flagship outpost has something to offer coffee drinkers of all levels. Part-cafe, part-coffee lab, the West 8th Street location is designed for efficiency in getting busy Manhattanites in and out quickly. The larger, front cafe area sports two custom La Marzocco Stradas and has wifi and a fair amount of seating. Located in a separate room behind the cafe is the standing-room-only Brew Bar. Customers looking for a more educational and coffee-centric experience should head directly to the back. The delineation between the cafe and the Brew Bar prevents the slowness in service many other cafes offering single serving pourover coffee experience.