Gimme! Coffee

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Gimme! Coffee
Type Private
Founded 2000
Founders Kevin Cuddeback
Headquarters Ithaca, New York
Number of locations 7
The Gimme! Coffee bar on North Cayuga Street in Ithaca, New York, opened in 2000.

Gimme! Coffee is a coffee roaster, based in New York, with espresso bars in Ithaca, Trumansburg, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. Gimme! Coffee has a wholesale service that caters to coffee and espresso establishments.[1]


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.[2] The producer was able to attain organic certification and win awards.[3] This case exemplifies what relationship coffee means to the people at Gimme! Coffee.

The director of coffee at Gimme is working with Boyce Thompson Institute to map the arabica coffee genome.[4] The goal is to improve taste and make arabica beans less susceptible to disease.


In 2006, the New York Times named Gimme! Coffee among the best espresso bars in New York City.[5] Gimme! Coffee received a Good Food Award, in the coffee category, for 2011[6] and 2012.[7] Roast Magazine chose Gimme! Coffee as winner of their 2013 Roaster of the Year contest (macro category).[8]

Home brew[edit]

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, which can be composted.[9]

Cornell University[edit]

In August 2014, Gimme opened an espresso bar in Gates Hall on Cornell University main campus.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Inquire about Wholesale". 
  2. ^ "Finca San Luis and the new mill project". 
  3. ^ "Good Food Awards - Coffee - 2011". 
  4. ^ "Gene to Bean to Global Scene". College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - International Programs - Cornell University. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Meehan, Peter (September 13, 2006). "Espresso's New Wave Hits Town". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Good Food Awards, January 2011
  7. ^ Good Food Awards, January 2012
  8. ^ Roast Magazine, November 2012
  9. ^ "How to Compost your Gimme! Coffee Bag". 

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