RateMyEspresso – NYC Espresso Ratings

DK is a European immigrant who loves great espresso. Upon immigrating to New York, she quickly realized that good espresso is quite rare Stateside. RateMyEspresso is her forum to identify and expose the best and the worst espresso NYC has to offer.

French Roast Uptown

RateMyEspresso Rating: GOOD Thoughts: Good espresso. The coffee bean and machine here are worthy. So far,  this is the best espresso I’ve had on the UWS. I can’t give it the “very good” rating because ...

Jul, 04 · in Good Espresso

Chock full o’Nuts Café at Gristede’s

RateMyEspresso Rating: NOT SO SHITTY Thoughts:  Buying your espresso at the entrance of a grocery store does not typically inspire confidence, but the Chock full o’Nuts Café delivers a shot of espresso that was relatively ...

Cafe on Broadway

RateMyEspresso Rating: SHITTY Thoughts: This is a very typical NYC bodega/deli and you don’t really expect such places to deliver quality shots of espresso. However, in the spirit of RateMyEspresso, it is always worth a ...

Jul, 04

Frankies 17

RateMyEspresso Rating: SHITTY Thoughts: After seeing the perfect espresso cups my shot was served in (also, the decor here was very nice), I was expecting to taste some excellent espresso. Unfortunately, it was very disappointing ...

Jul, 03

Gaia Italian Cafe

RateMyEspresso Rating: VERY GOOD Thoughts: The bean was great (Illy). The machine was VERY VERY good. The owner was Italian (my guess is that she was from Parma or Milano), and that always seems to ...

Jul, 03

Joe The Art of Coffee

RateMyEspresso Rating: VERY SHITTY Thoughts: Everything about this place and this espresso is wrong. Everything. Wow, this was shitty espresso. I basically had to spit it out, the flavor was so wrong. I was really ...

Jul, 03


RateMyEspresso Rating:NOT SO SHITTY Thoughts: Very little crema, sort of a burnt taste. Cheap beans is probably the root of the problem at Starbucks, as the machines are likely quite good. However, by far this ...

May, 09




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