Eleven Madison Park, the three-Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City recently reopened after a revamp, offering pots of coffee for $48 a time. Diners who work their way through a $295 ten-course tasting menu at Eleven Madison Park may summon the restaurant’s coffee director, Maya Albert, who arrives at their table with a “Silverton Dripper” — a smart but minimalist caffeine chemistry set. He spends about 10 minutes preparing one cup of coffee, using this rare high-end beans and fancy machines.
The coffee is brewed with a coveted bean variety called Wush Wush, which is named for the town located in southern Ethiopia where it originated. The particular Wush Wush Eleven Madison Park uses is sourced from a single farm in Colombia.