Ithaca, N.Y. — Gimme! Coffee has been named the best coffee shop in all of New York State.

The ranking was announced Wednesday as part of a Business Insider story that listed the best coffee shop in every state across the country.

Business Insider said:

“NEW YORK: Neurotic New York City may seem like the caffeine capital of the Empire State, but it’s actually Ithaca’s award-winning Gimme! Coffee that makes the best cup. To be sure, they also have locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The story was accompanied with photos from inside both the Gimme! Coffee on North Cayuga Street and the one on State Street.

(Emma Jesch/IthacaVoice)

Despite the BI ranking, there’s another resource for learning about all the coffee shop has to offer: Gimme! itself.

From Gimme! Coffee’s website:

Why all the hubbub? Coffee tastes like coffee, right? Well, back in the day that was true: coffee was merely a caffeine-delivery vehicle and people were stoic about the flavor. Even today, drink a cup of instant brew and you’ve tasted the watery lot. But we’re convinced that coffee — just pure, brilliant coffee — can bring sensory pleasure on a par with fine wine or artisan chocolate. Not everybody wants a full-blown culinary experience first thing in the morning. That doesn’t mean you have to settle for manufactured coffee product of unknown origins.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.