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Fall in <3 with Fall Drinks.

Posted on October 5, 2017

 

The seasons are changing and so are our options!

This Fall we will be highlighting three drinks, the Pumpkin Spice Llatte, "Hot in Here" and "My Cousin Vinny" on our new menu.

 

Sweet days – Sweeter treats

Posted on September 15, 2017

 

Feeling festive? To celebrate the official day: September 18 – National Rice Krispies Treat Day, we’re sharing our favourite recipe!

 

No one knows quite how or why this “national day” came to be. At any rate, it’s always fun to celebrate something with only the slightest reasons. Super close to our very own Rice Chex treats, there's a special place in our heart for this totally simple, gooey and buttery perfection! This perfect recipe will make 16 squares:

 



INGREDIENTS

  • 5 Tbsp butter

  • 8 cups, plus 2 cups mini marshmallows

  • 6 cups Krispie (Can substitute with Chex Cereal)

  • ½ tsp salt

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Line a 9x9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray, set aside.

  2. In a large pot over low heat melt butter. Once butter is melted add in 8 cups mini marshmallows, stirring constantly.

  3. Once the marshmallows are just melted remove from heat and stir in your cereal and salt until just coated in marshmallow mixture. Now stir in the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows.

  4. Pour mixture into prepared pan and press in evenly.

  5. Allow cooling completely before cutting into squares. Best if served the same day.

 

This is only the Rice Krispie treat recipe you’ll ever need!



New shop open in Hells Kitchen!

Posted on September 9, 2017

We opened our 26th location in Hell's Kitchen at 630 Ninth Ave. on Wednesday, August 30th. The new shop opened with a bang, and our team was excited to start serving some incredible coffee to the HK community. The first 200 customers were welcomed with a complimentary 12oz drink and bite of their choice.

 

 

 

With a variety of bites made of some combination of nuts, oats and fruit. The first 200 guests were given the option of choosing between bites which came in gluten-free flavors like almond butter cranberry coconut, peanut butter and banana, and chocolate buckwheat.

 

The shop located at 44th & 9th boasts a spacious community table with tons of comfortable seating. Our only rule for your time spent at this and any of our shops is that you must enjoy your stay.

 

 

 

 

 

Califia x Gregorys Almond Milk Only Throwdown

Posted on August 30, 2017

 

We teamed up with our friends at Califia Farms to throw a Califia Barista Blend 'almond milk only' latte art throwdown. A “latte art throwdown”, an event coined in the specialty coffee community simply defined, is a head-to-head competition where baristas free-pour lattes and are judged based on technical and aesthetic criteria. Each round two baristas compete and the winner moves on to the next round until there is one final winner. Throwdowns are always exciting, action-packed and challenging for our team, and this one did not disappoint.

 

 

 

This throwdown was open to the public and sign-up was FREE. There was an incredible cash win of $500 to the night's winner + MORE swag and prizes. Sign-ups began at 8 pm and filled quickly.

 

 

There was a packed house at our 327 Park Ave South location with baristas from varying specialty shops in the New York City area! As usual, we had beautiful pours, beer, and the nights signature coffee cocktails.

 

 

 

 

  

We teamed up with Califia Farms to create two signature coffee cocktails. See the recipes below:

 

 

Dirty Honey Badger

 

- 1oz Honey Whiskey

- .5oz Kahlua

- .5oz Baileys

- 4oz Califia XX Espresso

 

Double N'vision

 

- 1oz Vodka

- 1oz Kahlua

- 1oz Califia XX Espresso

- 3oz Sparkling Water

 

 

 

 

 

All photos by the Califia Farms team. 

Go Go Green Smoothie

Posted on August 21, 2017

Our new healthy, Lean Green Protein Smoothie inspired by our own Gregory Zamfotis' morning drink – is a dairy free smoothie, with whey protein (spinach, strawberries, blueberries and almond butter). It’s clean alternative to traditional protein shakes for anyone looking for something delicious and nutritious.

 


Enjoy the Lean Green Protein Smoothie as a meal or a snack, or just as a greatpost-workout treat. Now available at all Gregorys Coffee locations.

 

When life hands you lemons...

Posted on August 9, 2017

 

Lemonade is the perfect drink for summer, and we’re excited about our two new thirst-quenching Lemonades! 

 

 

 

 

The Activated Charcoal Lemonade is a delicious black lemonade made with all natural ingredients and activated charcoal for detoxifying properties.

 

What is activated charcoal?

 

Activated charcoal is food-grade charcoal made from coconut, peat, coal or wood. It is black, odor-less and tasteless. Benefits of Activated Charcoal rage from teeth whitening to treating the skin to alleviates gas + bloating, serves as a digestive cleanse, helps prevent damage to the kidneys and liver, and is a real hangover cure. (Please note: activated charcoal should not be consumed within 2 hours of taking medicine as it will deactivate the medication.)

 

 

  

 

The Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade is a refreshing summer drink made with homemade strawberry syrup, lemonade and topped with sparkling water and a slice of lemon. A little sweet and a little tart, with a lot of delicious fruit flavor!

 

 

 

  

 

This is the kind of summer beverage you’ll want to sip all day long. Tweet us if you agree :)

Seeing Mylk Differently

Posted on August 1, 2017

Mylk — spelt with a 'Y' indicates that this is a "milk" type of texture with a non dairy base. The new Chocolate, Charcoal, and Golden Mylks are dairy free (almond milk), healthy and DELICIOUS.

 

 

Our Chocolate Mylk is an almond milk mix with cacao, maca, medjool dates and Himalayan salt.

 

Ingredients: cacao powder, maca powder, medjool dates, himalayan sea salt, almond milk

Benefits: cacao packs a lot of antioxidant power, like turmeric.  Additionally, cacao has high levels of iron, magnesium, calcium, and is also said to be a mood elevator and antidepressant!  Maca, is said to include a positive effect on hormone balance, energy levels and is a health booster.  It also has a high calcium level.  Medjool Dates provide an awesome carmelly natural sweetness. Himalayan Salt is a unique salt that provides a depth of flavor as well as help regulate water levels in your body, promotes healthy pH balance in your cells, and promote blood sugar health.

 

 

The Charcoal Mylk with its awesome dark grey color, is simply made with almond milk, activated charcoal and medjool dates.

 

Ingredients: activated charcoal, medjool dates, almond milk

Benefits: The main thing here is the activated charcoal.  The benefits of the activated charcoal seem to be growing day by day.  Lately people have started using this to whiten their teeth, and treat skin blemishes.  But when people drink liquids containing this charcoal, the main benefits are: it alleviates gas + bloating, serves as a digestive cleanse, helps prevent damage to the kidneys and liver, (and is a real hangover cure…)

 

 

The Golden Mylk is our turmeric-ginger concentrate with almond milk.

 

Ingredients: cold pressed turmeric, cold pressed ginger, honey, almond milk

Benefits:  Turmeric is said to be an anti-inflammatory.  Inflammation is a chronic cause of many diseases, thus reducing inflammation is important!  Turmeric also is said to pack many antioxidants, important for a healthy body.  Ginger, like turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and also aids in digestion and relieves nausea.

 

 

IndieFresh joins Gregorys

Posted on July 28, 2017

We’ve launching a new menu of vegan grab-and-go items, from our friends over at IndieFresh! A delicious and healthy solution for those looking to raise the bar on their health and wellness. Three locations will introduce easy, light meals, you can grab on the go. All a variety of organic breakfast and lunch options.

 

VEGAN BUN-LESS BLACK BEAN BURGER

 

Vegan Black Bean Bun-less Burger with Coconut Bacon, Truffle Mayo and Brussel Sprouts (not shown). Ingredients: black beans, carrots, corn, garlic powder, spanish onion, flax, gluten free panko, liquid aminos, mustard seed, paprika, chili powder, brussel sprouts.

 

ACAI PROTEIN BOWL

 

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free | 470 Calories | 18g Protein | 29g Sugar

A delicious and satisfying Acai Protein Jar is packed with ALOHA Protein and topped with our Paleo Granola as well as fresh banana, blueberry, strawberry, and sprinkled coconut flakes. Ingredients: bananas, acai berry, unsweetened almond milk, pea protein, vanilla Aloha protein, fig puree, almonds, pecans, cashews, dates, pepitas, coconut, vanilla bean, strawberries, blueberries, coconut

 

ALOE WATER

 

Aloe vera juice contains leaf pulp that is rich in natural nutrients and fiber. This well-known herbal remedy for the skin also has many benefits for internal healing, cleansing and repair when ingested as a nutritional drink.

 

PEANUT BUTTER BERRY SHAKE

 

A creamy, delicious, protein-packed meal replacement, the PB&J is inspired by the great American classic! Ingredients: alkalized Water, raspberries, strawberries, peanut butter, sates, maca, hemp protein, himalayan salt.

 

SPINACH KALE GINGER JUICE

 

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Full of Vitamin A, C and iron, this drink will give you a good dose of energy to keep you fresh all morning. It's like a salad in a bottle. Ingredients: celery, cucumber, apple, lemon, spinach, swiss chard

 

YUBA NOODLE SALAD WITH GINGER DRESSING (VEGAN)

 

With organic soy milk, quinoa, zucchini, carrots, lentils, water, tamari, olive oil, radishes, cucumber, hijiki

 

 

TURKEY SAUSAGE, EGG WHITE & GLUTEN-FREE PANCAKES

 

Gluten Free, Dairy Free | 540 Calories | 24g Protein | Sugars 18g  

A stack of gluten-free pancakes layered with turkey sausage and egg whites, drizzled with real maple syrup (of course) and a dash of Acai powder for some extra andtioxidants. It's part of our breakfast all day menu, and we say pancakes are acceptable at any time of day! Ingredients: ground turkey, tomato, cashew, rice cracker, coconut oil, salt, raisins, coconut milk, pumpkin, eggs, olive oil, acai, flax seeds, maple syrup

 

Our 3 new Single Origins available on aeropress!

Posted on July 21, 2017

Introducing new coffees is always an exciting time for us. Now available are three new single origin coffees we believe are quite tasty, and think you will too.

 

San Carlos

This is the second year we’ve served coffee from San Carlos. Like last year, San Carlos is a really cool combination of pleasant, familiar chocolatey flavors with interesting strawberry acidity, grape notes, and a creamy body. Most of this coffee is from the San Carlos farm, but there is also some coffee mixed in from Villa Estela and San Ignacio, all three of which are located close to the city of Antigua.

 

Kayon Mountain

It’s pretty rare that we see a single farm lot from Ethiopia. Up until recently, most coffee from Ethiopia was sold through the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange, a centralized market for all goods coming out of Ethiopia. Now, regulations are being loosened, and co-operatively owned washing stations are being allowed to export their own coffee.

 

Kayon Mountain is a co-operatively owned farm that also owns its own washing station and dry mill. Like many washed Ethiopian coffees, this one is super floral and tastes like peaches with a pleasant lemon acidity.

 

Fun Fact:

Most Ethiopian coffees are labeled as  “mixed heirloom”, “various Ethiopian varieties”, or “mixed heirloom landraces”. Why?

  • Basically, Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and while we can trace the transport and development (and, later, cultivation) of many varieties throughout the world, the Ethiopian coffee we get generally comes from many smallholder farmers who have been planting varieties handed down for hundreds of years on their families’ farms. There are thousands of these different varieties in Ethiopia, and we’re nowhere near able to distinguish or map them. Biodiversity is the term for this huge number of different varieties growing in the same region, and Ethiopia is definitely the most biodiverse coffee growing region in the world.

 

La Huella

 

Fincas Mierisch is a group of farms in Nicaragua owned by the Mierisch family. This is a really nice coffee with floral and bright fruit flavor notes we wouldn’t usually expect from a Nicaraguan coffee, a very pleasant body, a ton of fruity sweetness, and some nuttiness in the background as well. This is a pulped natural (aka honey) process coffee, meaning that the skin and some of the pulp/mucilage were removed before drying, but some pulp/mucilage is left on, leading to a little more body and jammy sweetness than a washed coffee would normally have.

 

Summer Coffee Cocktail Lovin'

Posted on July 14, 2017

Summer brings a change to the coffee cocktail menu at our Special Project shop at 649 Broadway. Our team has been hard at work playing with fun ingredients and we’ve come up with three new cocktails we’re confident will put a smile on your face in the warm months.

 

Our first offering is all about flowers blooming: the Kiss From a Rose starts with our espresso, which we perk up with a smidge of lemon juice and simple syrup. To that, we add a little bit of rose water which makes this a super fragrant drink. A topper of sparkling water seals the deal as those bubbles really make all that aroma pop.

 

 

Next, we have another perfect summer sipper: the Off to the Races. This one uses our already-refreshing flash-brewed iced coffee and mixes in some apricot juice. That gets shaken with a few drops of vanilla extract, which takes the whole thing in both a cream soda and a bourbon direction. That tasty mixture gets poured over ice in a julep cup and garnished with a mint. You might as well drink it while wearing a fancy hat.

 


Finally, because we can’t leave the “hot coffee all year round” drinkers out: the RR Diner. We wanted to combine our delicious espresso with a cherry pie vibe, so we took some black cherry juice, mixed with some almond extract and baking spices, and combined that with espresso and milk. Give yourself a present with this comforting, cortado-sized drink.

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