It was originally a wholesale coffee establishment. Different blends of coffee were brewed and tasted by perspective customers. This act of blending and tasting different coffees is called cupping - hence the name The Cupping Room. The coffee tasting went so well that the owners decided to change the name from The Coffee Connection to The Cupping Room Café. They also decided to open the back of the store and sell coffee and pie to the local artists.
The building hosting The Cupping Room is a landmark building. It was the first "tall" building in SoHo and is more than 100 years old. The high tin ceilings, pot-belly stove and exposed brick walls are all part of the original setting.
The Cupping Room was a home for artists and locals. This same spirit is present at the Cupping Room today, and we are proud to continue to serve New York’s best brunch, fantastic lunch and dinner along with a range of fine wines, beers, and cocktails. Drop on by for a taste of New York!
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