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Intelligentsia on Tap at Metropolis Cafe

A Message from Metropolis’ Tony Dreyfuss I’ve watched as coffee lovers become entrenched into brand camps. At first blush, this would seem to work to our advantage. We have a great brand, fully backed by the finest coffees that we can find.  We have our own approach to sourcing and roasting, and those differences appear [...]

New Labels: Where Did Roast Level Labeling Go?

Recently, we made a decision to discontinue dark roasting at Metropolis Coffee Company. Our reasoning was that, though there is nothing intrinsically wrong with dark roasting, we want to be true to our company mission of roasting to the coffee, rather than to the roast. In this same vein, we wish to call less attention [...]

On the Venti Dry Cappuccino

A venti dry cappuccino can go either way. It is a pivotal moment in coffee – one that can capture a customer for life, or turn away someone who might be great-coffee-inclined. Imagine a new customer walks into a 3rd wave Café* *A café that roasts or purchases great roasted coffee. A café stocked with [...]

Let the Blogging Begin: A Note from Tony Dreyfuss

Hello Blogopolis… Let’s kick this off. These are the notes from the undergrounds. As Dostoevsky famously began HIS Notes from Underground, “I am a sick man.” Indeed: we are sick for coffee. Metropolis is anything but static. We have lots of moving parts–coffee in, coffee out. Alleyways between sacks of coffee – watch out for [...]

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