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Grand Opening Set For Friday, August 31st 2012

August 31, 2012


JAVA-GOURMET Announces Grand Opening of Retail Location, With All 3 Product Lines Now Under One Roof August 31, 2012 - Penn Yan, NY, USA -

JAVA-GOURMET announces the Grand Opening of their first local retail store on August 31st, during the 2012 Labor Day holiday weekend. The new retail location will feature products from all three of their product lines: JAVA-GOURMET, Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters, and the Seneca Salt Company division. Other complimentary gourmet products will be featured, such as gourmet items that have been discovered at Fancy Food Shows attended by owners Susan Atkisson and Brian Friguliette throughout the year.

The new JAVA-GOURMET store will feature signature products that will only be available to gourmet consumers at their store location. These unique products will focus on fuss-free, ready to eat artisanal creations with the unique and creative flavor blends JAVA-GOURMET customers have come to expect. In addition to the opportunity to finally view all of the company's products in one place, customers will be able to sample the exclusive gourmet offerings at no charge. Company President Susan Atkisson explains, "We've received repeated requests from our customers over the past 8 years to open a retail location. With 3 product lines and over 60 products currently in production, it has been impossible for our gourmet customers to select from all our products at one time, until now."

Other gourmet products offered in the new store have been hand selected by the owners from other small batch companies like JAVA-GOURMET and are predominately New York State producers, woman owned companies or businesses which are socially responsible in their communities. Atkisson explains, "We support businesses which are socially active in their home communities, as we are in ours with our support of Milly's Pantry and their Food for the Needy and Backpack Programs and our local Shelter of Hope, Yates County Humane Society". Special coffees produced by Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters to benefit these local organizations will also be available for purchase in the store.

The new store's Grand Opening Celebration will feature exciting opportunities for visitors, including a chance to win a Passport for Two to the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, along with a gift basket of the company's exclusive products. Also featured will be the art of Nancy Fobert, who was commissioned to paint the original watercolor for the company's Seneca Salt label. Nancy Fobert is also an accomplished mixed media metal artist who uses tin ceiling tiles as canvases to create her unique and beautiful pieces. Atkisson states, "We think people will really love the store. It will be rustic, with a nice eclectic mix of interesting and artistic design elements.... we think something a little 'funky' and different for the area."

Initial hours will be Fridays and Saturdays, 11am - 5pm and Sundays 11am-4pm. Additionally, select Mondays, including Labor Day, will offer open hours from 10am - 3pm. The new store address is 2792 Route 54A, just north of Merritt Hill Road, in Penn Yan.

For more information about the products offered by JAVA-GOURMET®, Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters and the Seneca Salt Company, please visit them online at http://www.JAVA-GOURMET.com/

About JAVA-GOURMET® Inc JAVA-GOURMET® is an award-winning, artisanal, coffee-based specialty food producer based in Penn Yan, NY. The company has created a complete product line using coffee's culinary attribute of being a natural flavor enhancer. All products are locally, small batch produced and All Natural. All products are Gluten Free and are free of Trans Fats and MSG as well. Besides the well known JAVA RUBS, JAVA-GOURMET® Inc produces 35+ products, including sauces and marinades, a brine, dessert topper, finishing salt, JAVA GRIND and JAVA BARK - a delicious confection of espresso beans and chocolate.

About Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters was established in 2003 by Susan Atkisson and Brian Friguliette, who are also the creators of JAVA-GOURMET®. Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters locally roast artisanal coffees using only 100% Arabica beans. The company produces signature blends, proprietary flavor blends and single origin coffees. Many of the coffees are fair trade/certified organic. All coffees are small batch roasted, overlooking Keuka Lake, in New York state.

About Seneca Salt Company Seneca Salt Company was established in 2011, and produces natural & infused culinary flake salts from Seneca Lake. This is not iodized and is perfect for sprinkling on food or for use in all cooking, baking and candy making applications. The "flake" texture of Seneca Salt adheres well to food and is preferred by most chefs. This salt has been used in all JAVA-GOURMET products since 2007 and recently launched a new line of infused culinary flake salt. Seneca Natural Culinary Flake Salt was featured in the August 2011 Gourmet Retailer magazine as an "Editor's Pick" from the 2011 Fancy Food Show held in Washington, DC.

Our Company Store Opening Soon!

August 1, 2012


We are excited to announce that after 8 years, we are opening our first company store!

The store will feature the JAVA-GOURMET, Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters and Seneca Salt Company product lines.  We will also feature other artisanal specialty foods from many passionate people we have met while attending the Fancy Food Shows in New York City snd Washington, DC over the past five years.

We are also proud to announce that we will feature the work of local artist Nancy Fobert who did the original watercolor for our Seneca Salt Company.

The store will be located south of our roasting and production facility at 2792 Route 54A in Penn Yan, NY.  We anticipated an August 17th opening, but looks as though we will push that date ahead by 1-2 weeks.  There have been a few "bumps in the road", but we will post our Opening Day as soon as we can.  Initially we will be open Friday-Sunday with exact hours to be posted soon. 

If you are visiting Keuka Lake M-TH, we will try and accomodate your schedule.  Please give Susan a call to arrange a time to visit. She can be reached at 315.536.7843

We look forward to welcoming you to our company store.

Gourmet News

April 5, 2009

JAVA-GOURMET: The First Coffee-Based Specialty Food Company?

Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters introduced its first JAVA RUB in 2005. After the release of a dozen more products and a growing customer base, JAVA-GOURMET was established in 2007 as the first coffee-based specialty food company. At their first Fancy Food Show in 2008, the JAVA RUB Sicilian Citrus was honored as a sofi Silver Finalist. Since that time, things have been brewing in the culinary world.

There has been a growing visibility for coffee’s role as a natural flavor enhancer. National magazines such as O, The Oprah Magazine and Sunset magazine have done extensive articles on cooking with coffee, and most recently, on the Food Network, Iron Chef America chefs competed in Battle Coffee. These events have creators and partners Susan Atkisson and Brian Friguliette convinced that their vision born five years ago is materializing. The more the two cook and experiment with coffee in the kitchen, the more they believe that coffee will be the next rising star in the culinary world—outside of the cup.

JAVA-GOURMET is the original, award-winning, artisanal, coffee-based specialty food company. With more than 30 products to date, Atkisson and Friguliette see endless possibilities. Their products are based in part on family recipes where coffee was a “special ingredient” in both families. From braising a pot roast to coffee-flavored gelatin, a favorite of Friguliette’s mother, there was definitely a history to build on.

JAVA-GOURMET has taken those ideas and has created a complete line of gourmet quality products including dry rubs, sauces, marinades, brines, confections and more. All are all-natural, MSG, gluten- and trans-fat free; only the finest ingredients are used, there are never any preservatives, emulsifiers or artificial ingredients used. Additionally, Friguliette does all the coffee roasting for the products as well.

Atkisson and Friguliette are always quick to point out to new customers that while coffee is a natural flavor enhancer, a coffee taste is not created when combining coffee with savory ingredients such as herbs, spices and salts, which are the bulk of the product line. Instead, an amazing depth of flavor and nutty and smoky flavors emerge. Coffee also adds a delicious caramelization when grilling or broiling foods. Conversely, when you add a sweet component to coffee, like sugars or chocolate, you pull out the mocha flavor most people associate with coffee. Either way, the use of coffee in the kitchen is simply javalicious!

For more information, visit JAVAGOURMET at booth 5413 here at the Summer Fancy Food Show or online at www.java-gourmet.com. You can also contact Susan Atkisson directly at 315.536.7843