At Hudson Yards, Coffee Sellers Will Grind It Out


Think coffee in every possible iteration, from drip to pour-over, single-origin to exclusive blends. And it comes courtesy of not just java specialists, but also stores that focus on apparel or other items. Even a fish market has a barista on hand.

In all, the $25 billion mixed-use complex will feature at least 20 places to grab a cup of joe, with many clustered in the vertical shopping center that is seen as one of Hudson Yards’ main draws.

The sellers range from coffee-centric chains such as Blue Bottle Coffee and Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee to bakeries that put almost as much emphasis on their coffee as their pies and pastries.

Other retailers joining the java bandwagon include some unlikely ones. Muji, the Japan-based chain that sells clothing household goods and apparel, will be serving coffee. And so will Citarella, the gourmet market especially known for fish.

The interior of the Queensyard coffee shop.

The interior of the Queensyard coffee shop.

Even Van Leeuwen, the ice-cream specialist, plans to offer a shake made with cold-brew coffee sourced from Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters, a Brooklyn-based company.

The coffee confluence reflects the reality of life in New York City, where the beverage, in all its many iterations, isn’t just expected. It is practically demanded, Hudson Yards officials say. “We wanted to make sure there were a multitude of choices, just like you would find in any neighborhood,” said Kevin Stuessi, vice president at Related Cos., one of…

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