Wake up and smell the coffee! As Summer gives way to Fall, it’s time to trade in your cold brew for the warmth and aroma of a freshly brewed hot cup of coffee. Whatever your preference, it doesn’t get any better than a cup from Long Island’s best-kept coffee secret, Georgio’s Coffee Roasters.
Unassumingly located in a Farmingdale, NY strip mall, just off Long Island’s Route 110 in Farmingdale, this coffee mecca is more than worth the effort it takes to find it.
Georgio and Lydia, the husband and wife duo behind Georgio’s Coffee Roasters, have been in the coffee roasting and brewing business for decades. Lydia, a roaster from Colombia, sources beans from her cousin who owns a large coffee bean farm in Tolima and farms she’s found through her connections to the Colombian Coffee Federation. They also work hard to find fair trade, organic, or farm direct beans across the globe. These high-quality beans are roasted in-house, right in their shop. The result–an award-winning cup of coffee. The coffeehouse has won over twenty Cup of Excellence awards, an annual competition held in several countries to identify the highest quality coffees produced.
Their coffee is so good, they don’t need to sell any food. In an interview, Georgio told Roast Magazine that 90% of their sales are whole beans. They don’t accept tips either. Satisfied customers can contribute money for the building of houses in Colombia for displaced farmers through a project called “Un Techo Para Colombia” (A Roof for Colombia) instead.
And if year-round iced or cold brewed coffee really is your thing, never fear. They devote the same attention and care to their ice-cold brews. Their iced coffee is made using direct-trade, shade-grown organic Don Telmo Reserva coffee bean bought directly from farmers in Colombia. Georgio told Newsday he hot-brews the coffee, lets it rest, chills it and then adds organic ice coffee cubes to it, so your first sip of coffee will taste just like your last.
Bistro 72 proudly uses Georgio’s locally-roasted beans. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop in and see why we have gone out of our way to source from this hidden coffee gem! We bet you’ll be coming back for more.