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It’s The End of the Week. Where Are You Taking Your Client For Coffee?


 Mark Garbin, CFA PRM, Independent Director, Fund Trustee, Hedge Fund Director, Valuation Committee Chairman, Audit Committee Member

 Thursday, November 16, 2017

Great coffee, subdued music and a well-lit, modest space for business conversation are hallmarks of Blue Bottle Coffee’s new downtown outpost at Four World Trade Center. From pour-overs to cappuccinos, satisfy your coffee addiction with a brew that is smooth, tasty and not bitter. Toss in well selected food choices, and the WTC locale is the ideal spot for an 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. quiet discussion that energizes your mind, builds teamwork and expands business relationships. The thirty foot ceilings with panoramic windows are outlined by a series of well spaced stools and tables conducive to discussion. While there is no formal Wi-Fi service in the café, the building’s free wireless capability makes internet access straightforward. Another plus is the existence of a bathroom so if you linger for a second cup, there’s no fear of, ahem, uncomfortable situations. But it’s not just about the coffee; Blue Bottle’s friendly and effective staff makes a difference too. As I inquired about the non-dairy latte possibilities, barista Imana noted my initial disappointment in the lack of coconut milk. She responded with enthusiasm for me to try the uncommon almond milk and gave me a taste to demonstrate the creamy quality that we all look for in a lactose substitute. I’m pleased to say that her outgoing encouragement and belief in her product was as compelling as the milk itself. The result was a flawless beverage made with aplomb. While I would wish for more electric outlets, the combination of customer service, attention to product quality and a professional yet subdued buzz combine to make Blue Bottle Coffee’s downtown outpost excellent for your business discussion.


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