Innovations in caffeine consumption come in both form and function, and while most third wave coffee establishments let the roasted beans be the only form of flavor, a new Nolita coffee spot adds a little something extra: mint. Project Cozy, which opened in July on Broome Street, brings the Mint Iced Coffee movement to the East Coast, following in the footsteps of Philz Coffee serving mint-flavored coffees in places like L.A. and San Francisco.
The Cozy Mint Coffee ($4.50) is a sweet, creamy version of iced coffee, made with La Colombe-derived cold brew, cane sugar, cream and the kicker of muddled fresh mint leaves. Aside from Philz, mint in iced coffee is a proven method for bringing out the lighter, brighter notes of the beans—if the cream and sugar doesn't cover it up entirely.
The cafe, which is fairly spartan save for a bright blue corner illuminated by a "cozy as f*ck" neon sign, also serves juices and smoothies with names like Kale Yeah and Just Beet It in addition to traditional espresso drinks.
They've also partnered with Midtown's Bibble & Sip to exclusively sell their baked goods like Earl Grey Banana Bread and a signature, enormous cream puff flavored with cozy mint, matcha and earl grey.
398 Broome Street, (646) 682-7613; projectcozy.com