Saltwater Coffee’s Flight of Flat Whites

A trio of espresso drinks spanning from classic to sultry to sweet

“Everyone comes in and says, ‘oh, Australian coffee, it must be good,’” Sid Chitnis, co-owner of Saltwater Coffee in NYC’s East Village neighborhood explains. The bright cafe, complete with a smattering of white furniture and large glass windows, has been around a little over a year—and they’ve been producing delicious drinks all the while. “We have this connotation as premium,” Chitnis continues. “It also means people feel compelled to …

Word of Mouth: New Orleans

Rooftop pools, hidden courtyards, local goods and plenty of laid-back southern charm

When visiting New Orleans for the first time, one thing becomes immediately apparent: the stories are true. There are wildly talented musicians playing music on the street; oak trees that are hundreds of years old are scattered throughout the city; second line parades are common; it’s swampy, sweaty and the air is heavy. Visually striking and strangely emotive at almost every corner, NOLA is a …

Kiosks Serving Free Short Stories

With 150 kiosk machines worldwide, including one at Francis Ford Coppola’s Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco, French community publisher Short Edition serves short stories for free. There are about 30 in the US, including some on university campuses and transportation hubs, and each delivers a fiction story, drawn from over 100,000 approved original submissions. Users can select a story for young readers and everybody else …

Oliver Coffee’s CBD Oil Specialty Drinks

A menu featuring coffee-alternative beverages with an unexpectedly soothing ingredient

There’s nothing ordinary about Oliver Coffee. Settled just barely inside of NYC’s Two Bridges neighborhood (at 5 Oliver St) the cafe features an outside order and pick-up window, as well as a range of international (and frequently obscure) magazines and snacks inside, selected by Import News. Oliver’s menu features staples like an Americano and latte, as well as new necessities like a dense cold brew. …