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The Chilmark Coffee Company
Coffee with Principles

By Amelia Smith

Chilmark Coffee Company is the go-to source for the Island’s best coffee, and a favorite of coffee connoisseurs. Owner Todd Christy carefully roasts beans from small farmers and organic producers in the world’s finest coffee growing regions. He seeks out coffee that allows farmers to earn a fair living, and works with producers and importers that are at a more equitable level than is commonly found with bigger, mass-produced coffees.

These micro-lot and organic African, Sumatran, and Central American coffees are the foundation of Todd’s blended coffees. El Gato Loco, a blend named after the family’s crazy rescue cat, is a very dark roast, with claws. The Squibnocket Rocket Dark Roast is smooth and evocative of wood stoves, designed to take cream and sugar, and to be carried around all morning.The Espresso Single Speed is a complex espresso blend composed of natural Brazilian Coffee and washed Ethiopian Coffees. In addition to these,Todd roasts a changing selection of limited edition, single-source nano-lots, from very small producers.

Chilmark Coffee’s mobile trailer café has been a fixture at the West Tisbury Farmer’s Market for years.Their brewed coffee can also be found at many Island stores and restaurants, including 7a, North Tisbury Market, Lucky Hanks, and Sweet Life.Their bottled cold brew coffee is sold at Rosewater and Morning Glory Farm Store, along with bags of beans which are also available at Cronig’s Markets and other local retailers. In the past, the brewed coffee and the mobile cafe have been available for catered events, but Todd anticipates fewer of those this summer. Instead, direct orders of roasted beans may take on a more prominent role, and some local home deliveries for bigger bags of coffee may be available this summer.

To reach Chilmark Coffee Company visit: or call 508-560-1061