Free coffee! Sam James celebrates its birthday this weekend
It’s been a year since Sam James brought siphon coffee to the city, and the café is celebrating its first year with free java on Sunday, with none of that annoying “first 200 customers with printout coupons” stuff that almost brought Oprah down. “We just want to give back to everyone who was a customer with us for the last year,” says the barista. All espresso-based drinks, like cappuccinos and macchiatos, will be on the house. The only rules are that beverages must be ordered to go (to avoid a backlog of dirty cups and saucers) and limited to one coffee per person.