Aug 05, 2017

These Are the Trendiest New Coffee Drinks in NYC and L.A.


“Café Grumpy crafted its Origins Wake Up cold brew with lime juice, coconut water, ginseng, and mint syrup. New Yorkers, say hello to your new favorite for the next two weeks.”

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Jun 23, 2017

Lifestyle Insider – Live with Barista Trainer Joseph Monett

Business Insider

We're live with barista trainer Joseph Monett at Cafe Grumpy explaining some of the differences between your favorite espresso drinks!

Posted by Lifestyle Insider on Friday, June 23, 2017

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Jun 12, 2017

Cold brew iced coffee: What it is and where to find it


“A variation called cold brew is the most popular summertime drink at all of Café Grumpy’s eight locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, too, according to Elisha Nuchi, the company’s director of consumer packaged goods…”

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Jun 02, 2017

Perfect Gifts For Dynamic Dads

Connections Magazine

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May 18, 2017



“Don’t be fooled by the name: Café Grumpy’s baristas are possibly the happiest New Yorkers in the city. They specialise in lattes, peddling some seriously delicious combinations using its bespoke Heartbreaker blend, which has hints of caramel, toasted almond and a slight acidity…”

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May 17, 2017


The Village Voice

“Café Grumpy co-owner Caroline Bell says she and her husband, Chris Timbrell, felt the landscape changing when they opened their second café, on 20th Street in Chelsea, in 2006. “People were surprised by the price points,” says Bell, “But I really think the big deal was the brew-to-order menu, the fact that people could pick their own coffees themselves.””

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Apr 13, 2017

5 NYC Coffee Shops to Take a Lyft Ride to This Month


“Cafe Grumpy – Founded in Greenpoint, Cafe Grumpy now has locations all over NYC. Each year, Cafe Grumpy donates over 25% of their profits to local, national, and international charitable organizations. Grab a coffee for a good cause!”

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Apr 05, 2017

Morning Routines: Jennifer Heal of Whole Foods

Love Your Mornings

“What’s your go-to morning drink?
Coffee…always! Although I am trying to force myself to drink more green juice lately 🙂

If you could only eat breakfast from the shelves of Whole Foods for the rest of your life what would you stuff in your shopping cart?
Coffee from Cafe Grumpy (I live right across the street from their roasting facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn!), fresh cut fruit or a Sumo citrus from our produce department and a vegan pastry from our bakery Department.”

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Apr 30, 2017

How the Creatures of the Wind Designers Spend Their Sundays

The New York Times

“COFFEE AND CHITCHAT SG: We go to Café Grumpy for coffee every morning. We’re definitely there by around 11. We really can’t wait too long or we’ll get a coffee headache. That place is kind of like “Cheers.” We will always see at least two or three people we know, hang out for a few minutes and chat.”

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Apr 21, 2017

New York City’s 37 Best Coffee Shops

Refinery 29

Attention: Do not let the name of this carefree cafe fool you. Grumpy is filled with happy baristas serving up top-of-the-line java, keeping the customers gleeful. Not to mention the no laptop policy that encourages a little non-virtual, human to human, communication. With multiple locations across Manhattan, this coffee spot is the place for a personal cup of Joe.”

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Apr 14, 2017

The Absolute Best Lattes in New York

Grub Street

“Founded on a Greenpoint corner and roasted next door, Grumpy has grown to eight locations scattered around town. Frowny-face name and strict laptop-deterrent policies aside, baristas tend to be affable, and locations adapt themselves well to their respective neighborhoods. (Grumpy at Grand Central Terminal tends to be all business, while the Chelsea outlet is the kind of place where its Madagascar vanilla-infused, smoked-salt-sprinkled, marshmallow lattes should be savored.) No matter where you go, traditional lattes are made with Heartbreaker, an ever-evolving house blend that always hits distinct notes of caramel and bright, subtle acidity.

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Apr 17, 2017

Say Goodbye to Girls by Shopping Its Best Fashion Moments


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Jan 20, 2017

Brew French Press Coffee Like a Pro

Extra Crispy

“We spoke with Joe Monett, a barista at New York City’s Cafe Grumpy, to learn more about the brewing the perfect cup of coffee based on your specific likes and preferences. He explains the strength of your French press brew depends on three variables…”

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Feb 17, 2017

Future 50 Award Winner


Future 50 Award Winner Cafe Grumpy

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Feb 15, 2017

Cafe Grumpy Co-Founder Talks Miami Expansion

Barista Magazine

“We’re still independently owned and operated, so we have to think really carefully about our growth—we put the money we make at the stores back into growing the business. With opening a store in Miami, we really just wanted to go into a neighborhood where coffee was part of the daily routine. Because we know that to actually make this work, we need people to come in and buy the coffee. But generally, we just try to be nice to people when they come in and make it feel like they have a place they can go. We try to be transparent and open—if people ask questions, we answer them as honestly as possible. That’s worked so far, so we’ll see what happens.”

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Feb 03, 2017

HBO’s ‘Girls’: Secrets of the Lena Dunham-created show


“The inclusion of Café Grumpy came straight out of Dunham’s personal experience in Greenpoint. It also helped that the coffee shop is located right next to Broadway Stages, a production studio where “Royal Pains,” “Blue Bloods” and “The Good Wife” are taped. “It’s the best coffee in the city, probably. Plus, at the time, we were shooting in Greenpoint and that was the place to go for coffee,” Munn said.

As a popular filming location, the shop wasn’t aware its name was going to be featured in “Girls.” “We didn’t even realize we were going to be a character on the show,” owner Caroline Bell said.”

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Feb 06, 2017

With Eight New York Bars, Café Grumpy Sets Sights on Sunny Miami

Roast Magazine

“The company has just opened its eighth New York location since its founding in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood in 2005, and Café Grumpy co-founder Caroline Bell told Daily Coffee News that the company has signed a lease in Coral Gables, Fla., just southwest of downtown Miami, with an expected café opening this summer.”

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Jan 18, 2017

National Pie Day deals, brought to you by Waitress and Time Out New York

Time Out New York

Cafe Grumpy x Pie Day

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Pie lovers who mention “National Pie Day” at this coffee-shop chain will receive a free Waitress pie-in-a-jar with the purchase of any beverage (while supplies last)

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Jan 17, 2017

What Happens When Cafes Pull the Plug on Wi-Fi

The Wall Street Journal

“Café Grumpy, another local mini chain, is even more hard-core. It banned laptops in several of its eight locations.

“People were camping out at tables. People couldn’t chat with their friends,” says co-owner and chief executive Caroline Bell.

The result?

“It feels more fun, more interactive, more like New York City,” she says.”

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