Hey New Yorkers - you must go here. Think Coffee. It's in the vicinity of Washington Square, on 248 Mercer Street (between 3rd and 4th sts.)
What are you supposed to think about? Think fair trade, think organic, think shade grown.
And the thinking isn't limited to just coffee - chalk boards throughout the store tout other things to think about. Such as how all of their milk products are produced locally from regional farmers, and how 25% of their profits go to local charities.
I'm always on the lookout for Seattle-esque coffee places in NYC (a few of my criteria are: baristas who know what they're doing, no table service, pleasant atmosphere, and good coffee - the fairtrade, organic is an added bonus). I think I've found another to add to my list.