The Hampton Coffee Company has expanded once more by opening its fourth espresso bar and café on Sunday, January 17. The Grand Opening of the Aquebogue café was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting by the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce to welcome the coffee company’s first outpost on the North Fork.
Jason Belkin, co-owner of the community-focused company, said, “We are so excited to be opening here, our fans have been asking us for years to come to the other East End fork. There is a strong farm-to-table emphasis here, so we will fit right in with our local hand-roasted coffee; fresh bakery; homemade breakfast, lunch and snacks; and local staff.”
Excited crowds welcomed the coffee company during the official opening day, which benefited the local nonprofit organization HUGS, a group that helps pre-teens and teenagers make positive decisions and take leadership positions to benefit their lives. The coffee company has further helped the community by repurposing and preserving a 1940s-era garage/service station, while improving the ecological-friendliness of the location by using LED lighting, Energy Star equipment, permeable parking lot material, and single-stream recycling of their waste. Aside from the Chamber of Commerce, the Aquebogue café was welcomed by Riverhead Town Council members, and Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, who was there not only to represent the coffee company’s headquarters in Southampton, but also on behalf of North Fork County Legislator Al Krupski.
The Aquebogue location will have the Hampton Coffee Company’s favorites like its Hampton Classic Blend Coffee, scones that are baked on the premises, and fresh breakfast and lunch food. This location will have its own signature coffee blend, Organic North Fork Blend, as well as a “Bean Bar,” where anyone can choose beans to create their own blends. The location will be open from 6 a.m. t0 6 p.m. daily and will stay open longer in the summer. For details and directions, visit hamptoncoffeecompany.com/locations/aquebogue.