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New York’s Birch Coffee Expanding With Upper West Side Spot

Birch Coffee opening on Upper West Side

Paul Schlader (left) and Jeremy Lyman

New York City’s Birch Coffee is expanding its reach with a third retail location, on the Upper West Side at 750 Columbus Ave. The sustainability-minded company prides itself on offering farm-to-cup coffee from sustainable and fair producers, while also offering a menu featuring locally sourced foods.

Working closely with a roastery in Union City, N.J., Birch owners Paul Schlader and Jeremy Lyman opened their first shop in 2009, and their existing cafes are known to create a warm atmosphere with rich and earthy surfaces composed largely of recycled materials. As the New York TimesOliver Strand described in a list of the city’s best coffee spots, “With its plywood seating and dark-roast beans, Birch Coffee feels like it belongs in a college town instead of the ground floor of the Gershwin Hotel.”

Lyman and Schlader recently told DNAinfo that the new space will expand on their existing retail locations by offering micro brews, an expanded menu, espresso flights and a library/community space.

For more: DNAinfo

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