coffee

March 26, 2017 - 7:43pm
Aaron Metthe, a former youth pastor, had always dreamed of owning a coffee shop. Now, it has become a reality.

Just like FedEx and Amazon, Salt City Coffee goes to its customers, delivering fresh beans to doorsteps every Thursday morning. But owner Aaron Metthe has always wanted to do more than put coffee in his customers’ hands and stomachs. He’s longed for a space where coffee and community can come together — and that is finally about to happen. 

October 5, 2016 - 6:56pm
Hill's Kitchen blogger Beth Lindly ventured to Rochester to experience the popup of Luke's Diner.

I’ll admit it: I have not been a fan of Gilmore Girls for very long. I started watching the show during my senior year of undergrad (about a year and a half ago) and I only finished it up earlier this year. I’m sure I’ve liked it longer than some people, but still – for a show that’s been around since 1999, it took a little while for me to jump on the train. But once I did, I was all in. (Get it, GG fans? Do you get it?)

December 10, 2014 - 10:19pm
With three coffee roasters in Syracuse, it can be hard to decide where to get a caffeine fix. Here's a break down of what to expect at each.

Syracuse has three coffee roasters vying for the attention of caffeine addicts across the region, but who serves the best cup?

Freedom of Espresso has four locations sprinkled throughout Syracuse, Liverpool and Fayetteville. The Fayetteville shop, 128 W. Genesee St., is their home base and roasting facility. The pumpkin latte from Freedom was well balanced—I could taste the espresso while still having that hint of sweet. However, the milk was not steamed properly.

July 28, 2014 - 11:27am
The co-owners of Picasso’s Pastries and Cafe partner to offer from-scratch goods for the Westcott community.

Sun rays cast weak dawn light on the empty glass cases. Steam rises in wisps above the first brew of the day. In pink bunny slippers dusted with a coating of flour, Kayla Brandt balances a tray of warm butter croissants destined for the front display.

It’s 6:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, and Picasso’s Pastries and Cafe smells of French bread and apple tarts.

February 1, 2013 - 4:40pm
The new Marshall Street coffee joint educates about the origins of its products through a Skype session with a Honduras farmer

With Syracuse gone schizophrenic from all green to all white overnight, there’s no better way to cheer up a whitewashed morning than with a mug of fresh brew.

Friday morning, Café Kubal appeased the masses by offering freshly brewed Honduras coffee paired with a Skype call with its progenitor, coffee farmer Mario Tulio. That’s the benefit of buying local: have a cup and meet the source. (Added bonus: any student who submitted questions for the farmer through Kubal’s social media pages, stood a chance of winning a pour-over-coffee set and a T-shirt.)

September 29, 2011 - 2:05pm
Syracuse University students and coffee proprietors alike admit that java is their pick-me-up of choice.

After waking up from a long night of studying, you need a quick pick-me-up before you head to your 10:30 a.m. lecture. If you intend on making it to class on time, you better plan on getting a head start because many other students have the same idea as you.

February 14, 2011 - 11:04am
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December 28, 2009 - 11:50pm
This traditionally Irish pocket of Syracuse hosts more than a few pubs.

You don't have to cross the pond to get a taste of Ireland's green pastures.

Syracuse's own Tipperary Hill hosts a surplus of Irish pride mixed with a multicultural flare that is uniquely American. From Cashel House, an Irish imports store, to a pizzeria owned and operated by a man whose grandparents haled from Austria and Poland, Tipp Hill's private businesses add to its old-world charm.

July 16, 2009 - 3:54pm
Business slows at Funk 'n Waffles but owners plan to weather the downturn.

There’s only one place in Syracuse that sells a falafel waffle.

Funk ’n Waffles co-founders Adam Gold and Kyle Corea began experimenting with music and waffles while they were film students at Syracuse University.

“We brought that same [living room] vibe to the restaurant, so a lot of people feel like they’re just hanging out in our apartment,” Gold said. “But now we have a food service permit.”

The business started strong, he said. But then things changed.