Interview with Gary Contes of Colonial Coffee
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with our member and friend, Gary Contes of Colonial Coffee, at one of our member meetings. His Port Jefferson Station coffee market is on Bicycle Path, just north of Comsewogue High School. He has been a member
of the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce since 2003 and currently serves as our Membership Director. Colonial Coffee has been serving our community for 51 years. Their very first customer was and still is, Comsewogue Library.
Not only is Colonial Coffee a wholesale distributor to restaurants, delis, bagel shops and offices, but they specialize in single use pods of their own brand called Terrace Cafe Cups. Their beautiful website Terracecafecups.com, makes it a breeze to order. Their delicious coffees come in hundreds of personally developed flavors. For the intrepid type, there is Chocolate Maple Bacon, or German Chocolate. I love the French Vanilla and Southern Pecan.
Gary provides all of the coffee, hot chocolate and cappuccino for our events and meetings at the chamber Train Car. No ask is too great, no schedule too tight; he comes through, with arms full in good cheer and often has a volunteer by his side. We are grateful because we know his time is stretched; he is also busy with charitable endeavors, such as his support of the Welcome Friends soup kitchen, wherein every Friday night in Port Jeff, folks gather for a free meal. “It is a humbling experience,” says Gary, whose motto is, Encourage Someone Today. In addition to his Port Jefferson Station coffee market, he has a coffee market in Stony Brook Village.
I encourage you to visit Terracecafecups.com, call at 631.473.4747, find him on Facebook, Instagram or stop in one of his stores.