MUD coffee tastes nothing like its name. It's not too bitter and it's not flavorless either like many street vendor's coffee. Co-owner, Greg Northrop named the company after his grandmother’s coined term, mud. Notable its for convenience, a very BOHO vibe and a great cup of joe, MUD Trucks have been known to occupy a spot on busy streets in Manhattan to serve New Yorkers their morning jolt of caffeine in a speedy manner.
Lines are not a big issue at the truck because of how efficient the staff will order up your beverage of choice. The baristas know the perfect amount of milk to put into each cup and they have the jolliest of attitudes. Luckily for those living in Brooklyn you don't have to come into the city to get a cup of MUD, this summer at Prospect Park MUD Trucks can be found on Saturdays.
The truck is easy to spot and painted a bright orange shade to attract coffee lovers from afar. The truck also carries a variety of seasonal beverages and teas and of course any kind of coffee drink all served in a bright orange MUD cup.
These cash only trucks were started by a married couple over ten years ago and have spread around New York city quickly. A large cup of coffee costs $2.50 and is served from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends. For the latest information on where trucks are scattered be sure to check their twitter.
If you can venture to Manhattan's East Village, head to their stationary location where they serve brunch all day; there is a garden out back and they stay open until midnight. Otherwise, next time you're walking your dog in Prospect Park heal at the Saturday MUD truck.