Roasting Plant Coffee

Roasting Plant Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Vivienne G.
    "Get the Guatemalan Atilan San Lazaro."(2 Tips)
    Vivienne G.
    "their kick-ass coffees and watch the javabot machines"(2 Tips)
    Nina L.
    "Dope chocolate chip cookies and really solid espresso."(6 Tips)
    Vivienne G.
    "Stick around and watch the beans transfer via pneumatic tubes."(2 Tips)
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  • Collette S.
    Collette SJune 5, 2015
    A small, perfect coffee shop founded by a former Starbucks employee. Watch the coffee beans soar over your head and into your cup with their unique brewing method. And they can make any coffee iced!
  • Sean F.
    Sean FisherAugust 7, 2014
    Great priced coffee beans, love their Brazilian and the Guatemalan beans. Probably the coolest way to see your coffee made when the beans fly overhead in tubes into the coffee maker.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJuly 13, 2015
    They fresh brew every cup of coffee including an iced cup. They chill it in a coil iced bath which holds the flavor of the beans. Best iced cuppa on the block.
  • Jen B.
    Jen BallOctober 2, 2011
    It's fun to watch your beans get sucked up through the pneumatic tubes when you place an order. The spectacle alone is worth the visit. The coffee is just above standard fare, though.
  • Chloe B.
    Chloe BecquetFebruary 15, 2015
    Watch your coffee beans travel across the room while u wait! Also the hot caramel (instead of hot chocolate) was so smooth and creamy!! Loved it!
  • Chelsea P.
    Chelsea ParksJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a small supercharged (it's basically coffee brewed with 40% more beans), an almond croissant and proceed outside to play with the English Bulldogs.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CabralApril 21, 2013
    You substitute any bean for the house blend. The house blend is great but trying a bean in store is a great way to understand the ideal flavor profile when you brew at home.
  • Vivienne G.
    Vivienne GucwaAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Sulawesi is rich and full-bodied goodness. Stick around and watch the beans transfer via pneumatic tubes. So fun.
  • Vivienne G.
    Vivienne GucwaApril 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit and stay a while while enjoying their kick-ass coffees and watch the javabot machines (complete with tubes!) do their magic.
  • Dan T.
    Dan TillisNovember 27, 2014
    Coffee is amazing! Each cup is freshly roasted, watching the process is incredible. Best coffee in the neighborhood
  • Shelby
    ShelbyJanuary 6, 2014
    They brew every cup of coffee as you place your order. And grind beans for your specific coffee maker. Simply wonderful.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhMarch 14, 2015
    They brew each cup of coffee when ordered. It's a fun process to watch. Love the hot chocolate & hot caramel 😍
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanMarch 28, 2015
    Watching the huge bean dispensers get refilled via this automated tube system is amazing.
  • Alex
    AlexDecember 16, 2012
    Tried the Guatemala blend, as per recommendation by the barista. Enjoyable experience. Right choice.
  • Gman
    GmanJanuary 3, 2012
    Atmosphere is a bit colder than at Brooklyn Taco (in Essex Market) but they are also nice coffee experts
  • Jay M.
    Jay MandelFebruary 21, 2010
    Order the Harrar, A medium bodied with blueberry undertones. I am more of a full bodied guy and I am not really into "fruity" coffee but This coffee was perfect. Piping hot, smooth and delicate.
  • Joey N.
    Joey NgooiAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice little homey coffee shop with loads of outlets! Not many seats though (about 4).
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoOctober 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Dope chocolate chip cookies and really solid espresso. Tube to grinder system makes for a fun experience!
  • Spam
    SpamFebruary 7, 2011
    Small place, but there's a pair of power outlets next to every seat, so your phone or laptop can recharge while you do the same.
  • Mary B.
    Mary ButlerJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Pay for your purchase with a Roasting Plant reward card and get 5% off all purchases
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew T.October 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask to pour the Vanilla Sugar in the tin cup before they brew you an iced coffee; guaranteed delicious!
  • Ben F.
    Ben FishnerApril 28, 2015
    Great iced coffee and drip, both brewed to order.
  • Vivienne G.
    Vivienne GucwaMay 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Guatemalan Atilan San Lazaro. Ridiculously good. Tamarind and dark chocolate notes.
  • Sharon D.
    Sharon DanczigerJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee in the city. The baristas are super friendly.
  • Anissa
    AnissaNovember 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee is pretty good but the unique javabot system is a sight to behold!
  • Antonio C.
    Antonio CaezJuly 1, 2016
    Turtle says to Snail: "Hey, Mayor De Blasio lowered the speed limit to 30 mph." Snail replies: "I know. I already got a ticket." While I drink coffee, I tell jokes and they don't throw me out!
  • Alexandra L.
    This place is worth the visit mostly for their super cool coffee dispensing machine. The coffee itself though is average and a bit overpriced.
  • Vivienne G.
    Vivienne GucwaJune 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get their chocolate chip cookies. When they are fresh out of the oven, it's a thing of beauty.
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierFebruary 4, 2015
    Cool concept, but not the best coffee in the neighborhood by a long shot
  • Molly S.
    Molly StoddartApril 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing, fresh coffee. Love watching the beans roasting!
  • Gerald L.
    Gerald LamJanuary 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    One of only coffee joints I've seen in town offer agave hazelnut syrup. Dig it!
  • Cade W.
    Cade WallaceJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    get a large supercharged and have the jitters all day (not saying it's a bad thing...)
  • Cesar P.
    Cesar PerezFebruary 14, 2011
    Be sure to tip the servers! They're not allowed to have tip jars, but they are allowed to accept tips. Don't be a cheap ass!
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SilvisJanuary 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure to look up when you order your coffee to watch the beans for your drink come shooting through the tubes. Simple pleasures!
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MusgraveJanuary 14, 2012
    Cappuccino is smooth and rich. Just the right amount of milk.
  • Shanghao Z.
    Shanghao ZhongDecember 3, 2014
    Fresh and vibrant and strong and creative
  • Simon S.
    Simon SunJanuary 4, 2016
    Roasting plant blend is some of the best coffee I've had.
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FaberAugust 30, 2015
    Great Chai too! Love this spot!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 22, 2011
    Baristas blend single-origin, just-roasted beans to order, even for a single cup.
  • Tiff C.
    Tiff CSeptember 3, 2012
    Try their chocolate chip cookies, divine
  • Victor C.
    Victor CJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get that blueberry noted Ethiopian coffee and that choco chip cookie
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica T.August 9, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Painfully slow service with servers that are rude and completely unaware of their customers. But the coffee is so freaking good that it's worth enduring.
  • Gerald L.
    Gerald LamAugust 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Loyalty card gets you 5% off every purchase.
  • Adrienne C.
    Adrienne CooperFebruary 11, 2012
    Jumpin Java! Caffeine addicts can get their coffee here.
  • Keenan T.
    Keenan TurnerFebruary 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    2 words: free wifi.
  • Lena H.
    Lena HJanuary 24, 2010
    Best coffee, pay with plastic/load a coffee card for a discount.
  • Francis G.
    Francis GulottaMay 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Holy shit this place has coffee making robots
  • Joey T.
    Joey TJanuary 19, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Chocolate chip cookies!!
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanMarch 28, 2015
    Basically no seating, but nice little spot
  • Drew G.
    Drew GrantApril 10, 2011
    Today only, upgrade any coffee to Jamaican Blue Mountain for no extra cost.
  • Erik L.
    Erik LeviSeptember 21, 2013
    Sample coffee w #cityfoodtours!
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FordApril 26, 2014
    They close at 8p on Saturdays. Not 10 like yelp says.
  • KaHee
    KaHeeApril 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    dunno about you, but i come here for the choco chip cooookie
  • Mauricio G.
    Mauricio GameroJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Supercharged is great!
  • Tim D.
    Tim DevaneJune 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    limited seasonal run of Hawaiian Ka'u blend
  • Bailey
    BaileyMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great coffee!
  • Hervey L.
    Hervey LamotheSeptember 8, 2013
    Get cookie, cappuccino was nothing special.
  • Kal M.
    Kal MaAugust 18, 2015
    All the coffee!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TsaiSeptember 29, 2013
    Get a brownie.
  • christian b.
    christian buschAugust 8, 2009
    The house blend and the Indian Monsoon are both amazing.
  • Ahmed Y.
    Ahmed YearwoodMay 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The BEST chocolate chip cookies in NYC!
  • Travis B.
    Travis BogosianAugust 5, 2009
    Try an affogato (gelato "drowned" in espresso).
  • chip g.
    chip garnerOctober 16, 2009
    best chocolate chip cookies in the city.
  • Besen R.
    Besen RetailFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bodum cups are THE COOLEST
  • Rizky R.
    Rizky RidwanMay 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    go supercharged! Read more
  • Lian C.
    Lian ChangApril 18, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    ethiopian yirgacheffe -- werd
  • Corin L.
    Corin LianidesMay 2, 2009
    don't get iced coffees. pretty watered down.
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