My name is Feza Oktay, and I want to invite you to join us in making freshly roasted coffee available in Poughkeepsie!
I first became inspired about coffee by my daughter when she started working as a barista. I started home roasting and was hooked. Working in small batches and experiencing the smells, sights and sounds of roasting is captivating.
(Feza and his daughter on latte printed with Ripple coffee printer)
In November we launched a community supported coffee roasting program to give our members fresh, locally roasted coffee every week. Modeled after the farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that is prevalent in the Hudson Valley, we aim to make high quality, locally roasted coffee available to those who want to know where their coffee came from and how it was made. We offer different options for share amounts and distribute to three convenient locations in Poughkeepsie.
Our coffee can be found at:
- Adams Fairacre Farms 765 Duchess Turnpike Poughkeepsie
- The Poughkeepsie Grind 107 Main Street Poughkeepsie
- Poughkidsie 50 Springside Avenue Poughkeepsie
- Vassar College’s Bridge Cafe 124 Raymond Avenue Poughkeepsie
We are currently roasting in a temporary facility at 391 Manchester Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. (Sorry, it isn’t open to the public.) We’ll be making our future home in the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory this Fall! This is an historic preservation project that will be a vibrant center in downtown Poughkeepsie.
Long-term, we plan to employ the “launch and convert” approach to the cooperative business model and turn NRR into a worker-owned cooperative for sustained benefit to the community.
Daily Coffee News Community and Coffee Progress in Poughkeepsie with North River Roasters 9.27.2016
Hudson Valley Magazine Change is Brewing in Poughkeepsie 9.10.2016
Poughkeepsie Journal 63 Percent of Americans Plan to Work During Retirement 4.22.2016
Poughkeepsie Journal Summit will reveal strengths of ‘Community Wealth Building’ 4.19.2016
Daily Voice Southwest Dutchess Poughkeepsie Coffee Roaster Hopes to Revitalize Downtown 3.11.2016
TWC News ‘Vacant to Vibrant’ Kicks Off to Help Fill Deserted Buildings in Poughkeepsie 8.6.2015
As this is a community based venture we always welcome and appreciate feedback.