Lunch’er “Clues” Reports: Treehaus Has a Super Serious Coffee Program
If you are a coffee fanatic you’ll be excited to hear about this new find from Lunch’er Clues, who sent us this letter the other day…
I have been an avid follower and occasional contributor to your site for several years. I thought your coffee fans may be interested in a discovery I made yesterday…
I consider myself somewhere between a coffee geek and snob. I have a burr grinder and Clever Dripper in my office and my co-workers get a kick out of watching me brew my java every morning. I love Midtown Lunch’s coffee reviews and, as a result of the site, frequent Simon Sips, Gregory’s, and JOE the art of coffee.
But yesterday I found a hidden gem! While paying for my lunch at Treehaus, I noticed a very strange looking machine behind the counter next to their espresso maker.
I asked the Barista what it was and for the next 45 minutes was captivated by Markiss, one of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic coffee professionals I’ve ever met! Markiss demonstrated in great detail their Steampunk 4.0, a pressure/siphon-based brewing system that makes individual cups of coffee. Seriously, you have to Google it to see the science behind this unbelievable machine! I was also surprised to see that they have a pour-over station with about six Hario V60 drippers. Markiss knows his coffee. He brewed several different sample cups for me using the Steampunk and the V60s as he tried to narrow in on my personal preference – each cup better than the previous one! I didn’t get a chance to try their espresso drinks but I did see that they make Cortados (my personal favorite) – that will be for my next visit!
I have been going to Treehaus pretty regularly for lunch and had no idea that they was focusing on the high end coffee market. I will definitely make this my ‘go to’ coffee place when I am too lazy to brew my own. So for any other coffee geeks out there, I recommend giving them a try, if not only to see the Steampunk in action!
Treehaus, 830 3rd Ave (btw 50+51st), (212) 355-9855