They say you can’t buy happiness. Fortunately, you can buy coffee and for some of us, that is the next best thing! The Capital-Saratoga Region is home to a number of roasters, coffee companies, and cafes that promise a really great cup of joe. Here’s the full list of your must-try coffee stops in every county in the region.

Coffee Stops Across The Capital-Saratoga Region

Albany County

Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary

Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary | info
217 Wolf Road, Albany NY
Professor Java’s beans are roasted onsite daily and in small batches to produce consistent and superior flavor. In addition to coffee, you’ll find tea, baked goods, and breakfast and lunch selections. Catering and meeting space is also available at this decades-old establishment.

Tierra Farm | info
2424 State Route 203, Valatie NY
Since 1999, Tierra Farm has been producing certified-organic fair-trade coffee, dried fruits, and nuts. You can select from a variety of roasts on their online shop or visit their store locator to find a retailer near you.


Fulton County

Capital City Coffee Roasters

Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market | info
30 N. Main Street, Gloversville NY
This full-service market and deli roast their coffee beans onsite. Beans can be purchased whole and ground at home or in-store using the co-op grinder. Grab a fresh cup from the deli to enjoy while you shop.

Capital City Coffee Roasters | info
274 S. Main Street, Gloversville NY
Capital City Coffee Roasters offers custom roasted varieties of fair-trade coffee that is available wholesale and retail through their website. In addition to great coffee blends, they sell coffee brewing equipment for coffee shops and cafes and accessories for home brewers.


Saratoga County

Saratoga Coffee Traders | info
447 Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY
Fair-trade, shade-grown, and organic coffee and espresso, served up in a casual setting in the heart of Saratoga Springs, is the perfect start to your day. This quaint shop also serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and provides free wireless internet for patrons.

Uncommon Grounds | info
420 Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY
Uncommon Grounds in Saratoga Springs is one of three locations for this popular gourmet coffee and bagel shop. Small batches of beans are roasted fresh daily. Coffee, espresso, and tea, as well as bagels, baked goods, and soup and salad selections, can be enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.


Schenectady County

Chipmunk Coffee

The Happy Cappuccino | info
185 Jay Street, Schenectady NY
You’ll definitely be happy you visited The Happy Cappuccino where they serve up a delicious selection of specialty coffee drinks and baked delicacies. Organic, fair-trade beans in both medium and dark roasts are also available for purchase. We suggest you pick up a bag of the Happy House Blend.

Chipmunk Coffee | info
93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady NY
Located at ViaPort, this authentic Turkish coffee shop is a sought-after destination for their delicious coffee and treats. This hot spot is praised for having the friendliest staff you’ll ever meet, who go above and beyond to ensure your visit is as delightful as the provisions they serve.


Rensselaer County

Iron Coffee Company | info
9 Main Street, Hoosick Falls NY
The freshest coffee around can be found at Iron Coffee Company where beans are roasted fresh daily in small batches. The rustic, airy shop provides a wonderful backdrop to enjoy an espresso, pour over, cold brew, or any of their other coffee selections. Locally-sourced dairy products are provided by Battenkill Valley Creamery in Salem, New York.

Lost Highway Coffee Company | info
77 Congress Street, Troy NY
Delicious coffee and espresso beverages can be found alongside a variety of locally produced baked goods. If you are in need of a pick-me-up, look no further than the Lost Highway Coffee Company where their cold brew is sure to put a spring in your step.


Washington County

Lucy Jo’s Coffee Roastery | info
231 McKnight Hill Road, Salem NY
Single origin selections, low acid blends, and certified organic medium and French roasts are specialties of this family owned and operated roastery. Purchase beans online or from any number of the farmer’s markets, co-ops, and natural grocers that carry Lucy Jo’s Coffee including Troy Waterfront Farmers Market, Cambridge Food Co-op, and Edwards Market.

Try them all and share your experience

Okay all of you coffee connoisseurs out there, tell us what you think of these stops and share your perfect latte photos with us. Use the hashtag #TheFreshFoodCapital on social media and we’ll be sure to see it.


Header photo: Iron Coffee Company