Picking the best coffee in NYC is a little like picking the best pizza: Your own favorite place is going to blend convenience, your preference for nostalgia versus innovation, and the type of drink you like. So should we consider espresso drinks or drip when it’s just the brew we’re pondering? Frankly, contenders better do both well, and they should further offer good cold coffee and hand-poured selections, source great beans, and employ friendly baristas. Joe, a homegrown original, does a superlative job at all of this and more, and it roasts its own coffee to boot. The original café on Waverly is still one of the best in the city, and a medium drip to go is still a bargain at $2.75.