The Randolph Installs Coffee Bartenders for ‘Slow’ Service

Not at the Randolph.

Last month Toby Maloney and Jason Cott (the team behind the drinks at Rusty Knot and others) put out a call for “coffee bartenders” on Craigslist, and today we discover details about the project. An e-mail from Hari Nathan Kaylan of the Randolph at Broome indicates that his Nolita bar will now be open from 7 a.m. till 5 p.m., with a coffee program that will take inspiration from sixties Greenwich Village coffee houses. The beans will be from Intelligentsia, Counterculture, the Roasting Plant, Oslo, Gimme!, Dark Matter, and others — but they won’t be used for espresso. Instead, they’ll be used for “slow” coffee which, writes Kaylan, “will be a more personal, cocktail-like experience.” Hence the coffee bartenders. Two examples: The Pemberton consists of kola nut, eucalyptus, and lavender honey. The New World is made of toasted pecans, cream, and salt. Here’s hoping a flaming Spanish coffee is also served. We’ll post the rest of the menu here when we get it.