Cool Beans: Dallis Coffee Tours, Birch Coffee Cold Brew, and Juan Valdez Café

Photo: Courtesy of Dallis Coffee

Manhattan Special isn’t the only thing doing in coffeeland today. Local stalwart Dallis Coffee, which supplies Danny Meyer’s restaurants (among others) is opening up its Queens roastery for three-and-a-half-hour long cuppings and tours. Contact for dates; tours are $10. Also, relative newcomer Birch Coffee informs us that it’s now cold-brewing iced coffee. Whee! Oh, and Slate takes a look at the phenomenon of Colombian chain Juan Valdez Café — it has 60 locations in Bogota, where there is nary a Starbucks to be found.