Ken Nye, owner of Ninth Street Espresso, is one of New York City’s most prominent coffee people. Since opening his specialty coffee store in 2001, it has expanded to three locations and become a mainstay for coffee purists. Ken believes in elevating the standards of coffee, while shedding it’s often snobby reputation.
MANY YEARS IN THE MAKING, my personal coffee brewing ritual has undergone lots of fine-tuning, and become an intimate part of waking up each morning. The sound of boiling water poured over ground beans, the astringent aroma of steeping coffee, the dark liquid pouring into my cup — it’s all a lead-up to the coveted first sip.
Here’s the obsessive, step-by-step coffee-brewing routine of a self-described coffee fanatic: