Postcards from MANE

Taking a load off at MANE. Photos by Joshua Littlefield. “The experience I gained at MANE is invaluable. During those three days, I was able to attend several courses, including a cupping with winning farms from Rwanda/Burundi. What I realized is that Cup of Excellence isn’t always exactly what you’d expect (i.e. we tasted lots
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Farm to Cup Interview: DTUT

  In this second in a series of interviews by Irving Farm to the talented food and drink professionals we work in partnership with, we take a minute with Corey Lopez-Thomas of DTUT. Tell us about “DTUT”. What’s it stand for, if anything? DTUT (pronounced D-T-U-T) stands for Downtown Uptown. Our goal is just that:
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Ethiopia Diaries: Part II

Irving Farm’s Coffee Director, Dan Streetman, travelled to Ethiopia earlier this year as part of his ongoing coffee journeys. Here is the second installment of his adventures.   Day 4 Heading back to Addis Ababa, my mind swirled with what we had encountered so far. Ethiopia was proving far more complex than even the nuance I
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Harvest in the Square is Upon Us!

  It’s that time again! Irving Farm is once again an excited part of Harvest in the Square, one of New York City’s most esteemed food events, and an integral part of supporting our Union Square community. This will be the eighteenth year of this memorable evening that celebrates the finest chefs and foods surrounding
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Ethiopia Diaries: Part I

Irving Farm’s Coffee Director, Dan Streetman, travelled to Ethiopia earlier this year as part of his ongoing coffee journeys. Here is the first installment of his adventures.   Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, the only place on Earth where it grows wild. Coffee professionals speak with hushed excitement about traveling to this “mythical” place. Most
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A Field Trip to Millerton

We couldn’t truly bridge the gap between the country and the city without interchange of ideas between our New York City cafes and the farmhouse roasting operations upstate in Millerton. We recently sent a field trip of lead baristas, including Liz Dean, from the big city up to Dutchess County to get some hands-on education
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Iced Pourover!

Almost as if the calendar knew it, New York City heated up to its hot, muggy, worst summer self just as it turned late June. While there’s no cure for fifth-floor walkups and insufficient window air conditioners, we at Irving Farm are doing our best to offer the biggest anti-heat weapon we have in our
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