Local family-owned business Hampton Coffee Company opened its third café and espresso bar in Southampton at 749 County Road 39A, next to BMW of Southampton. It is the 19-year-old coffee company’s first-ever coffee experience store, which is modeled on West Coast city-style espresso bars that feature pour-over bars.
At the pour over bar, customers sit with a personal barista, select the type of coffee they’d like to try, select the method of brewing (French press, AeroPress, Chemex, etc.), and then the coffee is prepared fresh-to-order as the customer participates in the coffee-making process.
“What’s really exciting is that our new Hampton Coffee Company Experience Store has an education room where we can hold coffee-related seminars,” says Coffee Experience manager Richard Cummins. “We are looking forward to being able to introduce our customers to the farmers from around the world from whom we buy our green coffee beans. Our first will be Ric Sriwijaya from Sumatra, Indonesia. We buy all our Sumatra coffee direct-trade from him and his family.”
The new Hampton Coffee Company in Southampton is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.