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More on Buffalo's fine coffee choices, and photo gallery

Two weeks ago I knew little about the fine coffee business in Western New York. Now I know a little more: cupping, crema, "pulling shots," Chemex and pour-over have all been added to my mental dictionary.

All those moments in coffee excellence are ably illustrated in these compelling images from Spot Coffee and Elm Street Bakery, taken with care by News photographers Sharon Cantillon and Robert Kirkham.

My education continues, with the help of coffee fiends everywhere. The list of local sources of small-batch or micro-batch roasted coffee (scroll to bottom) is not nearly an exhaustive, definitive directory. Please send additions or suggestions to, and I will be updating the list after I confirm information.



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