North Fork Roasting Co., the North Fork’s newest coffee roaster, is coming to Southold.
Owners Jennilee Morris and Jess Dunne have been building up the company’s Facebook page and recently launched noforoastingco.com, where bags of small batch coffee are available for purchase. They hope to open a coffee shop at 55795 Main Road, located adjacent to Country Corner Cafe, by the end of January.
“We’re excited to bring specialty coffee to the North Fork,” Dunne said. “We’re hoping by then end of this month we can get there.”
Dunne, a Southold High School graduate who also runs the baked goods company Ginger Goods, hopes to offer her treats in the shop as well.
Morris, a co-founder of the catering company Grace & Grit, began roasting with a small roaster while working at Love Lane Kitchen in Mattituck several years ago. She later purchased her own larger roaster and co-founded Long Island Coffee Roasters in 2010. She has since left the company.
“I just started roasting and I fell in love with coffee,” Dunne added.
Specialty coffee is somewhat rare on the North Fork. Aldo’s in Greenport is currently the only other full-service artisanal roaster and coffee shop east of County Road 105. Last year we reported that Jeff Belkin, the CEO of Hampton Coffee Co., is seeking to open a storefront on Main Road in Aquebogue.
“Our goal as artisan coffee roasters is to make sure every coffee bean we roast is the best it can possibly be,” North Fork Roasting Co. states on its website. “We approach every step of the coffee process with careful thought.”
Links to purchase bags of North Fork Roasting Co. coffee can be found on its website. The prices run from $12 to $13 for a 12 oz. bag.
“That’s the best way people can support while we’re trying to open,” Dunne said.