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Georgio’s

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This here is Georgio’s Coffee in Jericho, NY.  It is the most charming little coffee shop and I’ve never met an owner more passionate about coffee.

Georgio is Italian and his wife is Columbian. Together they have traveled to the five main countries where they buy their beans from, and if I’m not mistaken, I believe they own a couple of the coffee farms. They collect antique coffee equipment and this one pictured at the top here is the only (Pulp grinder I think it’s called?) of its kind in the United States.

The space itself is a little cluttered and chaotic, but in my opinion it adds to the charm and reflects the enthusiasm that Georgio himself exudes. Though not known for their individual cups of coffee, they still sell them, though the owner will most certainly push you to buy a bag of beans as well.

“What kind of coffee you like?” He asked in a gruff tone.

“Well, I like dark roasts typically. I usually buy an Italian roast.”

“Wow, so you like coffee that puts hair on your chest!”

“Er–I guess. Though not litera–”

“Do you prefer Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks?” He cut me off mid sentence.

“Dunkin’….but only because Starbucks coffee always tastes burnt to me.”

“Interesting. Because Dunkin’ is a light roast. Starbucks is very dark. That’s the burnt flavor you taste.”

“Oh, wow…so I like dark roasts, but not extra dark roasts.”

“Exactly. What kind of coffee maker you got?”

“Flat bottom filter, drip machine.”

“Well, well, well…you know your coffee more than most people.”

I shrugged and smiled. “I’m a connoisseur.”

Seriously…he was such a kind, friendly man. And his wife, though much softer spoken, was equally kind. If you ever find yourself in Long Island, you should go out of your way to find this place!

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