JACK’S STIR BREWED COFFEE
138 W. 10th St.
Jack Mazzola attributes the rich, full-bodied flavor of his consistentlydelicious drip coffee to the stir brewer, a device of his own invention thatoxygenates the grinds as they brew, purportedly reducing their acidity. There’salso his proprietary blend of politically correct beans-certified organic, FairTrade, and shade-grown-micro-roasted up in Vermont by a retiree Mazzola met, intypical coffee-geek fashion, through Dominican writer and coffee farmer JuliaAlvarez. That sustainably grown philosophy extends to the rest of Jack’srepertoire, from amaranth granola and Ronnybrook Farm yogurt to the Village’sown Murray’s Bagels, which he’ll happily toast. Ultimately, it’s what’s in thecup that counts, and what makes Jack’s intensely loyal clientele navigate theswarm of surrounding Starbucks to his swinging screen door: a fearlessly dark,consistently smooth cup that truly is good to the last drop.