Eat Drink Local Profile #26: Dallis Coffee

Checkin' the beans at Dallis Coffee headquaters in Queens; courtesy

The Company:

Dallis Coffee

What They Do:

Since 1913 — way, way before Stumptown and Counter Culture came to town — this artisanal coffee roaster has served the city’s caffeinated public, from selling beans by horse-drawn carriage to roasting blends for cafés, restaurants, bakeries and espresso bars across the island. Beans are curated from Africa, the Americas and Indonesia, while blends cover the gamut between light, dark, Italian roast, Viennese, and Swiss water processed.

Why We Love Them:

Besides the taste of their time-honored roasts and bold blends, they’ve got all the labels we like: USDA Organic, Fair-Trade Certified and Rain Forest Alliance Certified. This means their beans are coming from healthy, respected and properly reimbursed land. We also love that they give tours and brewing tips at their roasting headquarters in Queens on the first Saturday of every month.

Where to Find Them:

Dallis Coffee blends can be bought online or ordered at some of the city’s top locavore hubs like Back Forty. The company also provides product for catering companies and universities. And do make a trip to their company headquarters, which are located at 100-32 Atlantic Avenue, Ozone Park, Queens. Contact: 718.845-3010 or And last but certainly not least, you can read more about them in our May/June issue of this year. It’s called Dallis Does New York.

From September 26th to October 6th Edible Manhattan, Edible East End and Edible Brooklyn — in conjunction with Edibles statewide and GrowNYC — present Eat Drink Local week, our celebration of the local food chain through heirloom vegetable auctions, wine tastings, DIY challenges, lectures, garden tours, farm to table dinners and countless other events. Over the next few weeks we’re highlighting a few of the restaurants, wine shops and wineries, breweries and beer bars, farms and food artisans and cultural institutions that the week is meant to celebrate.

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