The jazziest California transplant since Dave Brubeck, not-just-kind-of Blue Bottle Coffee roasts & brews organic, pesticide-free, shade-grown beans using strictly vintage equipment, going so far as to refuse to sell ground coffee to restaurants that lack the proper machines to prepare it.
One place to get their steampunk steamed milk's at their fresh Rock Center location, where the baristas are extra blurry.
You can also swing by their TriBeCa spot to snag beans from Peru, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Honduras, which all seem pretty close to one another except for Ethiopia. Come on, Ethiopia, time to develop some social skills!
Be sure to try their hand-poured drip java, slow-brewed to draw out the beans' complex flavors, and their NOLA-style summertime iced coffee blended with simple syrup and milk.