NYC Craft Coffee Festival's Participating Roasters:
Dona Chai is Brooklyn’s chai tea concentrate. Our tea is handcrafted in small batches using fresh ginger, vanilla bean, freshly ground cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, and organic black tea. The slow steeping process builds complexity of flavor and preserves the purity of our ingredients. The result is a cup of bold and flavorful chai tea - fresh. natural, and Brooklyn-made.
Gimme espresso bars are found in New York City and upstate. We served our first shot of "world-class neighborhood coffee to go" in 2000, at our Cayuga Street location. Since then, we've opened a few small cafes, usually favoring worn spaces that call for a little revitalization. Each places feels "like a Gimme" while showing its own local style. We've been amazed and inspired by how neighborhoods come alive and people come together when there's a new gathering place on the block.
Champion Coffee opened their first location in 2006. "After many years of serving our loyal local customers, we decided it was time to roast our own beans and be able to sell coffee nationwide as well." In 2014 they began roasting their own coffee in Maspeth, Queens. Currently, they have two locations in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, at 142 Nassau Avenue and our flagship store at 1107 Manhattan Avenue.
Asia is a powerhouse of coffee history and culture. And yet, take a coffee lover off the street and be amazed by how little is known about this region. Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand - all these are lost in the mix, despite producing much of the world's bean crop. This realization is at the heart of our mission. We are on a journey to introduce Asian Cold Brew to a broader audience, in NYC and beyond.
Since opening in 2008, Sweetleaf has had a simple goal, be the best espresso bar possible. It’s a goal that keeps us striving, since we believe you can always be better. Sweetleaf’s approach has been to buy the best beans possible and brew them on the most cutting edge equipment in the world. Our philosophy on brewing is a blend of art and science. We get real geeky, but we also remember that the art is knowing how to make coffee taste extraordinary. Science is what helps us repeat it.
We were in grad school and each showed up to class one day carrying a mason jar of homemade cold brew coffee. A fast friendship, over 100 experimental batches, and many weekends in the kitchen later, we’ve created something we’re really proud of. Friggin’ delicious cold brew iced coffee. We modeled our cold brew off the stuff we would often seek out from our favorite coffee shops around New York City. Our brew is bold (so it stands up to ice), but uniquely smooth with a bright, chocolaty finish.
The only exclusively farm-to-table coffee roasters in the world. The coffee beans are sourced from farms we hand-select within the vast untamed regions of Colombia's most inaccessible zones. We develop relationships with coffee growers, paying above fair-trade prices and establishing social and environmental programs to help secure their futures. Our beans are dry-milled in Bogota and shipped just 10 days after "green" for roasting. This means we can consistently guarantee newly-roasted, ultra-fresh coffee. "Devoción for me is devotion. This is more than a job… this is a lifestyle… this is a passion… this is love for my people… love for coffee….
Inspired by travel. Fueled by adventure. As a musician and a local Long Islander, Chris Vetter had the tremendous opportunity to travel the globe for many years. With many long nights on the road, a morning stop at the nearest coffee shop was routine. His most recent tour through Central America and a trip to Columbia sparked more than a mere appreciation for a good caffeine buzz. "I wanted to bring the same intense flavor and passion back to my native New York and so I began crafting my own premium single origin roasts, blends, and signature cold brew."
We’re out year around with the farmers who grow, and the craftsmen who process the finest coffee cherries in the world. Roasting with care to showcase the natural potential of every bean. Landskap is a New York roasting company with ward-winning baristas and coffee shop entrepreneurs, brought together from around the world, with over thirty years of combined experience in the specialty coffee industry. "Our goal is to preserve and highlight the unique attributes present and waiting within the raw coffee bean."
We opened our first cafe location on a quiet street in the Industrial Business Zone of Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 2005. As an independently owned and operated coffee company, we are proud to have grown to eight retail locations throughout New York City and in-house coffee roastery. Our goal is to serve you a delicious and socially responsible cup that highlights the nuances inherent in each coffee we roast. We’re proud to let the coffee speak for itself.
Irving Farm Coffee Roasters was founded in 1996 when David Elwell and Steve Leven opened a much-needed neighborhood café in Gramercy Park, hoping to provide a space where people could gather and drink great coffee. Fast-forward twenty years, and now Irving Farm is one of New York's most beloved hometown roasters with seven cafés, a bustling wholesale business, the only SCAA-certified Training & Education Loft in NYC, a brand new Roastery & Tasting Room, and a green coffee buying program led by Dan Streetman that focuses on direct relationships with farmers, sustainable practices, and a philosophy of quality over quantity.
RISE is an organic, Non-GMO, nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee. Our coffee is 80% less acidic than normal cold brew coffee. We cold brew our coffee in our owned and operated brewery in Stamford, Connecticut. We cold brew RISE in spring water using organic, Fair-Trade certified Peruvian beans that are hand-selected at high altitude in the Chanchammayo Vally. We infuse our cold brew with nitrogen to preserve the flavor and give it a frothy Guinness- like cascade. Refreshingly smooth and creamy with hints of chocolate without the chemicals- just great coffee.
We use vintage Probat and Gothot roasters, allowing full manual control over the process and enabling our artisan roasters the ability to monitor and adjust every stage of flavor development. Strict quality control is maintained through constant evaluation and cupping. Maintaining the consistency of our blends and expressing the distinct nuances of our seasonal single origins is the core of our approach.
The people at Abbotsford Road have been sourcing and roasting coffee since 2002. Being in the coffee industry for so long means we’ve developed valuable partnerships with producers around the world to ensure an exceptional supply of beans. Of course, a successful coffee provider also needs seriously great coffee, and that’s what we’re famous for. We source 100% of our coffee beans directly from producers, establishing relationships that benefit their communities, while also delivering coffees of complexity and quality.
After working in coffee in Boston, Martha's Vineyard, San Francisco, and New York, Will and Kathleen Pratt found a home for Tandem Coffee Roasters in Portland, Maine. With Will’s background in carpentry and Kathleen’s immaculate painting and sanding skills (plus the occasional libation from their neighbors at Bunker Brewing Co.) they built a cozy cafe and roastery in Maine.
History is known for its power duos – a yin and yang of characters, hitched together, creating fairytales so that lifestyles come true. Grade coffee shop featuring Tandem Coffee, is now more than a grab-and-go task has become an elevated to-do within the lifestyle of many, including the everyday New Yorker. And for residents of the city who find themselves desiring multiple services in one place, the combination offering of a coffee and barber shop duo is an answer for those aiming to find time for personal grooming and self-care in a city that’s always running.
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