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Can you drink too much caffeinated Zabar's coffee? Can't decaf get a little love?

Last week, I celebrated my birthday. Honestly, I didn’t expect much from my ‘pandemic birthday,’ given the challenges of getting together in groups, but it turned out to be an amazing day. My friends showed up for me in a big way—and when they showed up, they showed up with coffee. (Thank you, friends.) So now that my birthday is over, I have a lot of coffee to drink, and I am 100 percent sure that I can handle it. For the last few days, I’ve been drinking Zabar’s coffee. Zabar’s, located on the Upper West Side of NYC, is well-known for its bagels, smoked fish, soups, and cheeses. It is touted as New York’s best Jewish Food emporium, but for many people, the coffee is the real draw--- Zabar’s sells 8,000 pounds of coffee per week. Owner Saul Zabar is an avid cupper, who personally taste-tests small-batch samples, especially from the light roasts, before the coffee is made available to customers. While watching a video of Zabar taste-testing the coffee and spitting it out,