Coffee Project NY bar

The new retail bar at the Coffee Project NY roastery and training campus in Long Island City, New York. Photo by Peter Ng, courtesy of CPNY.

New York City-based progressive specialty coffee company Coffee Project NY has opened its third retail location inside a 3,750-square-foot space in Long Island City. The facility will soon also house the company’s roasting operation, as well as the only Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Premier Training Campus in New York, pending approval.

Co-owners Chi Sum Ngai and Kaleena Teoh opened the new shop in 21-10 51st Ave in far south Queens in December with impressive spreads of equipment for retail and for training. On the bar of the compact 350-square-foot cafe space, a Victoria Arduino Mythos 2 grinder breaks beans in the run-up to extraction on a Sanremo Café Racer Renegade espresso machine.

A Voga Ground Control Cyclops works its magic on larger batches of joe, while more deliberate drips are performed manually on…

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