Often in life, things come back around. On that note, we couldn’t be happier to announce that the original Irving Farm Coffee House we opened in 2003 in Millerton, New York—the beautiful village where our roasting headquarters is also located—has come back under our management.
How did that happen? After running the upstate coffee shop, along with our 71 Irving Place cafe, from Manhattan, we found the logistics of managing long-distance didn’t serve the needs of the cafe well. It was decided that a local owner could care for it better, while still carrying our coffee and being an extended part of the Irving Farm family, and so we sold. Years later, when the owner wanted to move in a new direction, we offered to buy it back—this time, putting a local in place to manage this wonderful Hudson Valley location for us, and bring it back into the fold. Now we’re proud to truly call it one of our own again, along with the cafes that have joined 71 Irving Place in recent years at 56 7th Avenue and 224 West 79th Street.
If you’ve never been to Millerton, you’ll find a beautiful, quintessentially New York State small town full of all the charms and warmth the Hudson Valley has to offer, including a downtown Main Street you can see end to end of (or you could, if it didn’t wind up the hill). The town already has a rich history in coffee and tea—world-famous artisan tea importers Harney and Sons were founded here, and the area offers everything from cuisine to the arts to fine and eclectic shopping—and, of course, serenity.
We couldn’t have more love for our farmhouse roastery and hometown-away-from-home in Millerton, and hope that if you have the chance to visit beautiful Dutchess County you’ll pay a visit to our old, and now new again, cafe at 44 Main. And if you’re already familiar with it, you’ll find the same wonderful selection of homemade foods and carefully crafted beverages in the Irving Farm Coffee House—but you’ll also find a better espresso machine, a continually improving coffee program, and a fresh coat of paint to go with it.
Won’t you stop by? We’ll get the welcome mat ready for you.