Complicated New Yorkers Don’t Drink Simple Espressos

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Lonely espresso. Photo: Hannah Whitaker

One espresso aficionado polls his favorite coffee shops to find out that only about 5 percent of customers order a simple, straight espresso. "Who is in that 5 percent?" he asks. Well, New York Diet'er John DeLucie, for one. Also, this Gimme! Coffee caffeine-ponderer who is also "documenting the decline and fall of the so-called New York shot, a dense, syrupy style of espresso that took hold a few years ago." [T Magazine]