Coffee Labs Roasters has become one of the favorite 'anti-Starbucks' coffeehouses in the country. With an eye towards being 'green,' the shop uses 100 percent renewable energy and roasts coffee beans without automation. Expect interesting flavor creations such as almond joy (almond, chocolate, and coconut) served by knowledgeable baristas. On weekends hear live music from local artists.
Everyone knows that Coffee Labs Roasters is dog-friendly, but few realize that it’s bird-friendly, too, having been certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (which has the strictest standards in the biz, according to coffeehabitat.com). And that’s not the only eco-certification the shop has racked up. It’s Rainforest Alliance Certified, Fair Trade Certified, operating on 100-percent renewable energy, and everything from the napkins to some of the furniture is recycled. The coffee grounds even are composted at Stone Barns. It seems the only thing that isn’t green is the color of the coffee.
Best Coffee Shop 2012