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Best Espresso

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Excellent espresso results from good beans, a proper machine, and a barista who understands the nuances of pulling a perfect shot — and that’s a tall order in this city, despite our progressive café culture. Ninth Street Espresso, one of the original pioneers in the New York specialty-coffee movement, has always taken a no-nonsense approach to its espresso — and the baristas know how to deliver crema, the dense, reddish-brown foam crown that’s actually a network of bubbles crucial to providing desirable aromatics. And here, you’ll get that syrupy mouth-feel that is a key to a heightened sensory experience.