Muddy Cups no longer

By Akum Norder

Formerly known as Muddy Cup.

Albany's unnamed coffee house has finally settled on a name.

The cafe, on Madison Avenue near Main, took down the Muddy Cup name last fall. After a brief flirtation with the name "Drama Cup," it's now Tierra Coffee Roasters.

The name echoes the fact that their coffee is from Tierra Farm, a Valatie operation that roasts Fair Trade coffees. It's catchier than "that place that used to be the Muddy Cup." Shorter, too.

The Muddy Cup had a dusty bohemian vibe. As Tierra, it's been spiffed up with a new coat of paint and art by Samson Contompasis.

And with Proctors Theatre taking over the Muddy Cup in Schenectady, the Hudson Valley chain's local presence is no more.

Muddy Cup opened the Proctors lobby cafe in 2006.

Proctors' plan is to run the Schenectady place itself. From their press release:

"At Proctors request, Muddy Cup transferred operations and all equipment back to Proctors. Proctors will rebrand the location for business with a fresh look and a new name before the start of next Sunday's Green Market in the lobby of Proctors State Street complex."

Update: The location at Proctors will be called the Apostrophe Cafe. [Marv Cermak]

Comments

If it aint broke, dont fix it!

and still, all the coffee in albany pales in comparison to any real coffee.

yep, still gonna order from gimme and mocha joes.

Why would you consider naming your establishment "Drama Cup?" Isn't that the nickname for Bogies, or any other college bar?

I dunno, back when I was a regular "Drama Cup" would have been perfectly appropriate.

Hm, those things are not necessarily related...

I feel a little bad that I pass by almost every day and wasn't even aware that they were changing the name. I thought they were waiting a little too long for a new sign to be installed.

It's also a little sad that I will get in my car and drive to Uncommon Grounds rather than walking to Muddycup. Uh, Tierra. Uh, blank space.

i want me some hot chocolate. cafe lena made the best iced chocolate , with fesh whipped cream, and shaved choc back in the day.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

"[T]he reality of industrialized, population-wide drunkenness..."

Over at Drink Drank, Craig Gravina -- of the Albany Ale history project -- touches on some of the unfortunate side effects of Albany's long... (more)

Write there and then

A couple of upcoming writing classes at the Arts Center of the Capital Region caught our eye: Graphic novels April 14-May 19, 6:30-8:30 pm -... (more)

It worked that one time

Noted: The only successful attempt at secession from the State of New York was the split by Vermont in 1777. The Green Mountain state's exit... (more)

Cheryl Strayed at HVCC

Author Cheryl Strayed will be at HVCC March 12 for a talk. It's free and open to the public. Strayed will be talking about Wild,... (more)

So, that was February

For the (almost) record: the past month was unusually cold. This February was the second coldest February on record, according to the National Weather Service.... (more)

Recent Comments

When I used to bus-commute in another city, there was a similar smart card system and it was AWESOME. On/Off time was significantly decreased, so buses were even a little more timely. I hope this pilot goes smoothly because the faster this gets implemented, the better for bus riders. This is good news!

It worked that one time

...has 1 comment, most recently from Paul

The week ahead

...has 1 comment, most recently from Cori

Park South redevelopment plan gets final OK

...has 28 comments, most recently from Bill

Garnet Douglass Baltimore, who was "as much of Troy as the monument"

...has 2 comments, most recently from Big 'Vic' Proton

So, that was February

...has 1 comment, most recently from Herbert