|Founder(s)||Kevin Cuddeback |
|Headquarters||Ithaca, New York|
|Number of locations||6|
Gimme! Coffee is a coffee roaster, based in New York, with espresso bars in Ithaca, Trumansburg, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. Gimme! Coffee also has a wholesale service that caters to coffee and espresso establishments.
An important focus at Gimme is to form relationships with farmers who grow coffee. As part of this bond between consumer and producer, the farmer often receives a price premium, which in turn, can help them improve their operations. Since 2009, Gimme has worked with a farmer in Colombia. The producer was able to attain organic certification and win awards. This case exemplifies what relationship coffee means to the people at Gimme! Coffee.
In 2006, the New York Times named Gimme! Coffee among the best espresso bars in New York City. Gimme! Coffee received a Good Food Award, in the coffee category, for 2011 and 2012. Roast Magazine chose Gimme! Coffee as winner of their 2013 Roaster of the Year contest (macro category).
From instructional sessions at the cupping lab to blog posts on their web site, Gimme offers guidance and advice on equipment and technique for the home coffee brewer. In 2013, Gimme switched to biodegradable coffee bags.
- "Kevin Cuddeback".
- "Inquire about Wholesale".
- "Finca San Luis and the new mill project".
- "Good Food Awards - Coffee - 2011".
- Meehan, Peter (September 13, 2006). "Espresso's New Wave Hits Town". The New York Times.
- Good Food Awards, January 2011
- Good Food Awards, January 2012
- Roast Magazine, November 2012
- "How to Compost your Gimme! Coffee Bag".
- "Courtyard Café is abuzz with a new brew" by Franklin Crawford, Cornell Chronicle, March 2005
- "Masters of the Bean" by Brendan Vaughan, Chow, September 2005
- "New Roastery Eases Growing Pains" by Katherine Graham, The Ithaca Journal, August 16, 2006
- "Best U.S. Coffee Bars" by Nick Pandolfi, Food & Wine, September 2008