Thank You For Visiting Tend Coffee
In 2011, Tend Coffee started roasting certified organic coffee on Long Island, NY. The very meaning of Tend (v) is to look after, to care for. There are so many steps in the growing, harvesting and handling of great coffee. Our name conveys our commitment to doing our part with some of the rarest coffee on the planet; Certified Organic 100% Arabica Specialty Coffee. The FAO division of the United Nations stated: "Organic coffee is estimated to account for about 3 percent of the North American coffee market in volume...". That includes all coffee not just the prized Arabica varietals that we use. If you take that into account it would be more like 2% of all coffee produced.
Click here for our Organic Certification from the USDA. If you are buying organic products check to make sure your suppliers are in the database. If they are not, they have not been Certified Organic. From the beginning we have only produced organic coffee. Our beans are always left natural. No flavoring agents, synthetic or otherwise have ever touched our beans. All our decafs are produced with the water method, never exposed to harsh chemicals. Trust but verify as the saying goes. We invite you to view our certification via the above link.
Our WorkThe first thing you will notice when the crew begins crafting your order is that there are people actually making your drink. With all the multi-national companies going automated this in itself is rare. People, not robots is part of our core philosophy. We create opportunities in the communities where we operate. Because we are locally owned, our growth contributes in not only great opportunities within Tend Coffee but also for the community in School Tax contributions, quality of life improvements and community support.
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An Origin Story
Susan & Daniel Kennedy don’t want it to be about them, it’s bigger than that. Never the less this is little bit about how they started Tend Coffee, a NY based Certified Organic Coffee Company.
Susan has spent most of her life in coffee & before Tend, Daniel spent most of his time in some of the most fabled restaurant kitchens of the North East. An espresso caramel that Daniel was working on became a frustration when he couldn’t find a coffee that delivered the sweet roastiness that he was looking for, so he decided to roast his own.
Realizing that it wasn’t just a caramel infusion that needed just the right coffee flavors and complimentary characteristics. Quality Chefs were very concerned with the ways a coffee paired with their desserts, Baristas wanted the right acidity in their lattes and the folks brewing at home wanted a consistently great cup and they wanted it to be organic. Consequently in 2011 Tend Coffee was born!
With a new baby and a toddler at home they took the scary step of signing a lease for a building on Long Island, spent all their money on roasting equipment and started roasting some hardcore Certified Organic Coffee. To look after and care for is the definition of Tend and they couldn’t think of a better name.
They roasted tiny batches, filled bags by hand and sold their coffee at Farmers Markets and to local restaurants out of their little yellow hatchback.
Fast forward to today and Tend Coffee operates 2 Cafes, a multitude of Farmers Markets and one of the fastest growing Certified Organic coffee roasteries in New York.
Their biggest mission when starting Tend Coffee was to create that perfect coffee for whatever the situation calls for. They say that’s still their biggest mission today!