Long Island’s Best Coffee, Where You Least Expect To Find It

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.

Oktoberfest On Long Island’s East End!

Prost (Cheers)!  Noch ein Bier, bitte (Another beer please).  The language of Oktoberfest, and on Saturday, September 30th from 1pm-4pm, the language of the Hotel Indigo Poolscape.

Join us as we pay homage to this legendary Bavarian festival, with traditional German fare, Warsteiner beer, live music by Smitty’s Polka Band, the time honored keg tapping ceremony, and crowd favorite, mug holding contest.

We’ll have Warsteiner’s specialty Oktoberfest beer on tap, which they brew in limited quantities, especially for Oktoberfest celebrations. They describe this beer as “well-balanced, mild and smooth taste with a uniquely soft, hoppy aftertaste.” Best of all, your ticket purchase includes a free souvenir stein filled with this Oktoberfest brew.

Warsteiner will also bring their Grapefruit Special Edition beer. It’s a shandy-style drink that’s half beer and half grapefruit soft drink. Clean and crisp, this naturally refreshing beer combines the best of the German brewing tradition with a little fruitiness.  An ideal flavor we think for the somewhat still warm temperature of early Fall.  

For a deeper dive into the beer’s German roots, guests will be able to take a virtual reality tour of the village where Warsteiner has been brewed since 1753. Just slip on their headset and relax for a beautiful journey to Germany. All participants will receive a surprise at the end of the tour!

So, come don your lederhosen and clink steins with us for an Ode to Oktoberfest you won’t soon forget! Tickets are on sale for $15 on TicketFly and $20 at the door. And please don’t forget to invite your friends on Facebook here and spread the word!