One of the first small specialty roasters on the east coast, Hampton Coffee Company has opened its largest retail location.
The company is calling the new Southampton, Long Island, location, its Coffee Experience store, featuring expanded retail, food, drink and other menu options. The “experience” concept is reinforced by the fact that the coffee bar is inside a former Mini Cooper dealership, with a glass wall providing views inside and out. It’s the company’s third brick-and-mortar coffee bar, in addition to a roastery and a mobile unit. A highlight of the new store is the large pour over bar, where patrons can choose from numerous brewing methods.
“What’s really exciting is that our new Hampton Coffee Company Experience Store has an Education Room where we can hold coffee-related seminars,” Hampton’s Coffee Experience Manager Richard Cummins says. “We are looking forward to being able to introduce our customers to the farmers from around the world from whom we buy our green coffee beans. Our first will be Ric Sriwijaya from Sumatra, Indonesia. We buy all our Sumatra coffee direct-trade from him and his family.”