If you're married to the Trenta lifestyle, this won't be the place for you, but Abraco Coffee in the East Village brews what I think is the best cup in the city. Your coffee will come in a comically small cup, but it will be the most amazing few sips your taste buds will ever experience. Just make sure you're scheduling your coffee break as a grab-and-go; with just enough space for five people to stand inside, this is definitely not a place for lingering.
86 East 7th Street (between 1st and 2nd avenues)
Photo: Courtesy of Abraco