Monday, August 3
Coffee Connections at Peddler in SoHo
"On a humid Monday in July, the corner of Houston and Lafayette was typically busy. Tourists and late-afternoon commuters rushed into the subway. Yellow cabs lurched in and out of the gas station, avoiding shoppers carrying bags from Uniqlo and Zara. In the commotion, you easily could have missed the coffee cart with a frayed, slightly cockeyed umbrella, around which the city’s motion pooled and slowed to an amble. Those who did notice gave it a sustained look. A trio of teenage girls walked past with wide eyes, transfixed either by the operation or by its sandy-haired Australian proprietor, Byron Kaplan, who watched the crowds from his station inside the cart. ..."
2010 September: Espresso, April: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World, 2013 May: Coffeehouse, 2015 June: Barista.