stores & restaurants & cafes
When :: Monday-Friday, 11a-3p
Where :: 19 South Second Ave, Highland Park, NJ
Contact :: 732.510.1572
Better World offers local and sustainable fare “to help make a better world where all can eat.” Beyond that, it’s hard to capture Better World in words. They are somewhere between a luncheonette, a community kitchen, a social enterprise, and a cafe. While recommended prices are given, you pay what you can for your food; and the food is phenomenal! The chefs prepare simple dishes with magnificent flavor and source as much as they can seasonally and locally (or, if that’s impossible (as in pineapples and coffee), through Fair Trade organizations).
When :: Monday-Saturday, 1130a-230p; Sunday, 1200p-230p; Every day, 530p-1000p
Where :: 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
Contact :: (973) 451-2619
Sometimes we write the description, and sometimes they hit it the nail on the head: “The Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar combines the finest seasonal ingredients from local, regional, organic and sustainable farms with the culinary creativity of Chef Thomas Ciszak and Chef Kevin Takafuji. Nestled in historic Morristown, New Jersey, Blue Morel creates a farm to table experience serving New American Cuisine, Sushi and a Seafood Raw Bar.” They serve a rotating selection of OQ Coffee’s in-season, seasonally available offerings using individual French Press service. Blue Morel is currently pressing our Toarco AA (8/16).
When :: Monday-Wednesday, 630a-6p; Thursday, 630a-9p; Friday, 630a-8p; Saturday, 8a-8p; Sunday 8a-5p
Where :: 34 Main Street, Madison, New Jersey 07940 and NEW LOCATION 46 S Park Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960
Contact :: 973-443-0333
“LOVE DRIP! NEED DRIP. WANT DRIP. THANKFUL FOR DRIP” is what one online reviewer said of Drip Coffee in Madison, NJ; we couldn’t agree more. They only serve recently roasted (<2 week off the roast) coffee from Gimme! in Ithaca, New York and OQ Coffee Co, in…well, that’s us! Their drip coffee is served in recently brewed airpots, while they pull excellent shots on a brand spanking new La Marzocco Linea GB5. Drip is currently brewing up our Nigusie Lemma and selling it by the bag (10/19).
When :: Monday-Fridays, 10a-8p; Saturday, 10a-7p; Sunday 10a-6p
Where :: 89 Morris Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Contact :: 732-247-8280
The George Street Coop “is a non-profit, natural food store run by its members.” They are currently selling (whole bean) OQ’s Decaf Peru Cajamarca Fair Trade Organic, our Toarco AA, and our Rodomunho Natural (4/1). Even though we highly recommend getting a grinder for home, the Coop also has a high quality burr grinder.
When :: Su-Th, 8a-9p; F-Sa, 8a-10p
Where :: 2 W Main St, Somerville
Contact :: 908-722-7700Google Maps
At Hansel ‘n Griddle, expect nothing less than the best. We believe in fresh food, cooked to order and use only the highest quality food products. Our open kitchen is a testament to our cleanliness, and our customer satisfaction is our highest priority..
Where :: 20 New Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840
Contact :: 732-902-6300
Welcome! Marafiki – “friends” in Swahili – is a new retail store located in the heart of downtown Metuchen, New Jersey.
Our mission is to sell unique fairly traded products, such as jewelry, housewares, textiles, coffee, and much more. Fair Trade is about offering beautiful, quality products while ensuring a fair deal for the producers, most of whom are from developing nations. This means that every purchase is an opportunity to provide artisans around the world with an opportunity to support their families and communities. Marifiki is currently selling Gatare Station Burundi, Nigusie Lemma Ethiopia, Toarco AA Indonesia, and Fazenda Rodomunho Brazil by the bag.
When :: Monday-Thursdays, 630a-9p; Fridays, 630a-11p; Saturday, 7a-11p; Sunday 7a-9p
Where :: 90 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
Contact :: 201-493-9200
Ridgewood Coffee Company is one of New Jersey’s few and finest specialty coffee shops. They serve coffee from a number of the best roasting companies from around the US using a Clover, espresso, regular drip, and a by-the-cup pour over bar. Our coffees rotate through as pour over and espresso, and are often available by the bag. They are not currently offering an OQ coffee (3/21).
When :: M-W, 7a-7p; Th-F, 7a-9p; Sa, 8a-9p; Su, 9a-6p
Where :: 851 West 36 Street, Baltimore, MD (in Hampden)
Contact :: 410.243.1262
Spro Coffee sources a rotating menu of coffees from a variety of roasters. They also offer something that is unique in the coffee world, at least as far as we’ve seen: they pair each coffee with a different brewing device, and brew every cup to order. The pairing yields a cup that highlights the best characteristics of that coffee, and the craftsmanship of their baristas guarantee the best cup of coffee available anywhere. They are currently offering our Ethiopia Nigusie (11/29).
When :: M-Th, 7a-7p; F-Sa, 7a-11p; Su, 7a-4p
Where :: 358 Montgomery Avenue, Merion, PA
Contact :: 484.270.8041
Town Hall Coffee Co. offers serves some of the best coffee in Philadelphia (and the mid-Atlantic, while we’re at it). They use a variety of roasters, including OQ, and brew each cup to order. If you’re in north Philadelphia, don’t miss out on an opportunity to get some of the best coffee available anywhere! Town Hall is currently offering OQ’s Toarco AA and Rodomunho Natural (4/1).
When :: Monday-Saturday, 8a-10p, Sunday, 9a-9p
Where :: 3670 W. Dublin-Granville Rd
Contact :: 614-760-5556
Whole Foods Market is a national grocery store with a commitment to natural, organic, and sustainable foods. They also support initiatives to buy and sell local. While Columbus, OH is not local, it is technically in the mid-Atlantic region, and we are glad to be (finally) able to start working with WFM. You can purchase our Toarco AA and our Gatare Station Microlot #1 by the bag (11.16).
When :: 8a-10p every day
Where :: 3495 US Route 1 South
Contact :: 609.799.2919
Whole Foods Market is a national grocery store with a commitment to natural, organic, and sustainable foods. They also support initiatives to buy and sell local. We’re happy to finally be offering our Princeton customers a quick, easy way to access OQ! You can purchase our Rodomunho AA, our House Blend, and our Gatare Station Microlot #1 by the bag (11.29.11).
When :: Monday-Friday, 10a-6p
Where :: 240 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Contact :: 609-681-4010 Google Maps
The Wilson House is a non-profit Christian ministry center/bookstore/cafe in Princeton, New Jersey. They offer tea, hot and iced coffee, and a variety of blended ice drinks. They are also offering our Nicaragua La Gloria Estate Microlot (4/1) via a drip machine in what is unarguably the most comfortable place to sit and read in all of Princeton Township! They are the blue house on Nassau next to Hoagie Heaven.
When :: Monday-Thursday, 2p-9.30p; Friday-Sunday, 1p-10p
Where :: 255 Closter Dock Road, Closter, NJ
Contact :: 201-564-7813
Yolala specializes in homemade, fresh, and gourmet frozen yogurt, gelato, and other sweet treates. The make their products on premise, daily, and in small batches. They use the best ingredients and strive for delicious perfection in everything including their (OQ!) coffee.