5 Favorite Long Island Coffee Roasters

Coffee chains do the trick, but many java lovers will agree that nothing tastes quite as authentic as a cup made from freshly brewed beans. Several Long Island coffee shops have made it their mission to roast on premise with beans sourced from all over the world. Head to any of these Long Island coffee gems for a caffeine fix to remember.

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North Fork Roasting Co., Southold 

Jennilee Morris and Jess Dunne (both chefs) founded North Fork Roasting Co. in 2015 and it didn’t take long for fellow coffee lovers to fall in love. Sip on brewed coffee, various lattes and iced coffees or take home any of the coffee beans including a medium roast Guatemalan and a dark roast Sumatra. (Animal lovers may want to try the Sanctuary Blend—made of Nicaraguan and Ethiopian beans—since all proceeds go to the Spirit Animal Sanctuary!) Don’t miss out on the raved-about food either. Dig into favorites like the duck egg burrito (duck eggs, cheddar, pico de gallo, avocado, black beans and pickled onions) or the monster hash (sweet potato, sautéed greens, gruyere, a sunny egg and balsamic glaze). Customers also rave about the cozy, rustic space that has couches, wooden floors and a fireplace. Phone: 631-876-5450 | Address: 55795 Main Rd Click to go

Aldo’s, Greenport

Expect a line during the summertime, but no visit to Greenport is complete without a cup of Aldo’s coffee. Founded by Sicilian-born and France-raised Aldo Maiorana, Aldo’s has been roasting coffee on-site since opening in 1987. Even Starbucks wasn’t much of a competition: it closed its first Greenport location in 2011 after opening right across the street from Aldo’s in 2007. Pair Aldo’s organic coffee with any of the fresh, beloved biscotti or scones baked on premises. Furry friends are also allowed to join owners on a coffee trip making Aldo’s that much sweeter. Phone: 631-477-6300 Address: 103-105 Front St Click to go

Hampton Coffee, Various locations

Around since 1994, Hampton Coffee Company has long been committed to hand-roasted craft coffee. The family-owned business, which now has four locations and two mobile units, roasts thousands of pounds of coffee beans each week! There are various blends to choose from, including the Hampton Classic Blend made with a mix of low acidity coffee from Indonesia, African coffee with berry fruit undertones and the French roast. Or try the Hampton Espresso Blend made with Arabica coffees and featuring notes of caramel and spice. Click to go

Georgio’s Coffee Roasters, Farmingdale

A true passion for coffee is what led Georgio Testani and his wife Lydia to open Georgio’s Coffee Roasters. The couple has been roasting coffee for more than 15 years and aims to “source the world’s finest coffee.” Beans come from various nations, including Colombia, Panama, Brazil and Ethiopia. The shop, which relocated from Huntington Station to Farmingdale in 2011, is also loved for its friendly service. Phone: 516-238-2999 | Address: 1965 New Hwy Click to go

Tend Coffee, Shirley

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Opened in 2013, Tend Coffee prides itself on serving “some of the rarest coffee on the planet.” The shop—run by husband and wife Susan and Daniel Kennedy—uses certified organic 100 percent Arabica specialty coffee and works with a Loring Smart Roast coffee roaster. Blends include a smoky dark roast called the Rhino Chaser, the citrusy Breeze Blend and the Pull Espresso with hints of caramel and maple syrup. Stop in the small coffee spot for flavored lattes and cappuccinos, a frappe, or specialty drinks like the Linzer made with natural raspberry syrup, organic espresso and vanilla bean. Phone: 631-772-4707 | Address: 924 Montauk Hwy Click to go

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Anna Halkidis is a senior web editor at Long Island Pulse. Feel free to reach out at anna@lipulse.com or on Twitter @annahalkidis.