The Chilmark Coffee Company is part of a small island community; a collaboration between farmers and fisherman, summer intellectuals and world economic leaders, photographers and painters, poets and stone masons, tradesmen and master craftsmen, elderly and young - All working closely to continue the values and slow pace established generations ago on this glacial moraine in the Atlantic Ocean. People here make things slowly and with pride. They understand and live as part of this unique environment.
Like lots of people...Jenny and I started drinking coffee in the winter of 1983 as college freshman in Lancaster, PA. Art school in NYC during the mid-80's shed light and emphasized the necessity for a sports walkman (yup, that old!) and coffee in our lives. Now, 31 years later, we are members of this vibrant island community, working to create products that are valued here and beyond. We bring our own experiences as artists/ businesspersons/ athletes together to create a coffee company that reflects the values of hard work, planning, exceptional product, style and uncompromising vision. We are a family business. My wife grew up on this island and I have lived here 28 years. We enjoy working with small businesses that reflect our sense of local community and pride in well crafted product. We deliver our products ourselves in our bright red VW van and that means you get a smile, a handshake, maybe a broken down VW in your driveway for a while and maybe a funny story when we meet!
Our goal is exceptional coffee. We stay focused on roasting only specialty grade coffee to the best of our ability and provide training and understanding to our conspirators of what went into that coffee to now be in their hands. We source coffee from producers/farmers who are being more than fairly compensated for the work they do, which encourages reinvestment in their farms and communities. This is not a new idea, if you buy anything from people who make their own products. Pay them well, so they can continue to make great quality things by hand and live good lives!
Thank you for choosing our coffee and cold brew for your home and life.
jenny and todd
M-TH: 9am-2pm we are a small batch coffee roaster on the island of Martha's Vineyard We are not a retail storefront-