Usually, the whole idea of getting a coffee is getting out of the house, getting something rich and dark and perky that’s been freshly made. We don’t live in ideal times, but learning how to get your morning java fix by delivery is not only useful, it’s actually kind of fun.
When it comes to delivery coffee, there’s a lot more out there than the ho-hum “Box of Joe.” There are banana nut-flavored drip coffees, super-strong Kyoto slow drip cold brews, and creamy Vietnamese iced coffees.
Since we’re sort of waiting on better times to show up, already, let the coffee houses come to you. Most delivery coffee can be ordered by apps like Grubhub, Door Dash, or Uber Eats. There’s also a coffee-specific ordering app called Cloosiv that’s worth downloading if you’re serious about your java.
Remember, ordering coffee delivery helps keep the places you love in business. We rounded up some of our favorite establishments delivery coffee in New Jersey, though this list is just a sample. As ever, we recommend that you check in with your favorite local haunts. They need you, and you need caffeine.
—You can still see Jersey City’s Treehouse Coffee Shop and its funky colorful exterior from the street, but for now, they’re doing contactless pick-up and (if you’re local) delivery. There are plenty of good individual drinks for delivery, including organic drip coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company and an iced Vietnamese red eye, which is cold brew, espresso, house-made chicory vanilla brown sugar syrup and cream. Another smart option at Treehouse is the cold brew concentrate, which comes in a 32-ounce mason jar for $16, making it an excellent investment in energizing mornings. Opt for the NOLA cold brew for a little chicory flavor (and don’t forget to cut whichever one you get with a bit of cold filtered water). Order through Uber Eats or Grubhub.
—Glaze Donuts in West Caldwell is, of course, delivering its bevvy of beautiful, chewy-sweet donuts right to your door. But a donut isn’t quite as sublime a thing without coffee, and Glaze has more than a basic cup o’ Joe to compliment your morning Cinnamon Toast Crunch donut. You can get a turmeric chai, a hot or iced matcha latte, or an iced coffee with a shot because caffeine plus caffeine might just push your sudden very-much-in-demand teaching skills to the next level.
—The Jersey Girl Café in Hamilton is doing lots of food for delivery (a “Primo” Cuban sandwich, taco tots), but you can also get some nice fun coffeehouse style specialty drinks delivered right to your door via Grubhub. There’s drinks like the Caramel Cloud Latte, with caramel, vanilla, and whipped cream, and even a caffeinated smoothie, the French Roast Refresher, with banana, dates, almond milk, cinnamon, and some bold cold French Roast coffee.
—Delivery French press and pour-over coffee might not sound logistically feasible, but we trust the folks at Jefferson’s Coffee in Hoboken. You can get all sorts of classic coffee shop stuff by delivery (they’re doing Grubhub, Door Dash, and Cloosiv coffee shop app), and we definitely recommend a French press (it’s $4.50). Order up some house-baked walnut zucchini bread or gluten-free vegan banana bread, grab a book, play some ambient jazz, and it’ll be like you’re in a real coffee shop.
—The Fine Grind in Little Falls is doing delivery via Door Dash, which means you can get a cup of something called the Vanilla Snuggle, which sounds like a viable nickname for Dr. Fauci but is in fact a vanilla-cinnamon latte topped with marshmallows and a sprinkle of cinnamon (yes, please). More standard items about but the Fine Grind has fun with its coffee, as in the Banana Nut Java, flavored with banana and macadamia nut syrups, an ideal summer start-me-up kind of drink. (They also do a nice savory food service, with stuff like $10 panini meals on the menu for casual café-style dining at home.)
—French Press Coffee Roasters in Lakewood sources and roass Fair Trade Organic, Single Origin, and Estate coffees from all over the world, and while you can absolutely get a pound of freshly roasted coffee ground to your specifications and sent right to your door, we recommend you check out their Kyoto-style cold brew selection. (In Kyoto-style slow drip coffee, hot or cold, the goal is to actually pass water through coffee grounds at the rate of about one drop per second, so it takes a long time and gets an intense extraction—and it looks pretty cool, too.) French Press ships 32 ounces of 22-hour-extracted Kyoto cold brews like Guatemala Antigua and spicy, earthy Indonesian Sumatra for just $18 (trust us, it’ll last). Not a “same day” kind of coffee delivery, but something you’ll definitely want to put on your bulk shopping/shipping list as temps warm.
—Café Volan in Asbury Park is doing curbside pick-up every day from 8am to 2pm—and we have to assume, even in a pandemic they’re operating with the same chill surfer vibe noted by Third Wave Coffee website Sprudge. The menu is a bit simpler, more elegant than Spartan, with iced coffee, cappuccino, cortado, Americano, etc., and even some noshes like avocado toast and house-made chocolate chip cookies. You can order online easily. They just ask you be prepared for a 5 to 15 minute wait.
—Monmouth County’s Rook Coffee Roasters has opened select locations for pick-up: Holmdel, Little Silver, Oakhurst, Long Branch, Wall and Point Pleasant. To keep things as contactless as possible, you must place your order through the new Rook Coffee app. Rook also ships its beans and cold brew nationwide.
—Roast’d Coffee in Hasbrouck Heights and Fort Lee does single origin house-roasted beans for delivery, and you can (and should) shop those anytime that canister of Folgers starts to disappoint. But they’re also doing contactless pick-up, so you can start your day by drinking any of their daily brews (of go right for the double comfort of a house special like The Amazing Manzi, which is hot chocolate plus either two or (count ‘em) four shots of espresso. They also do fruit-infused “Kold Brew,” which is the first we’ve seen anywhere but sounds spot-on when you consider the range of citrus and berry fruit flavors that round out and brighten a variety of coffees.
—Coffee Corral in Red Bank doesn’t have its own app (yet) but they are open, with a full menu and even recently went to full hours doing text-to-order for curbside pickup. Not only do they have coffeehouse standards, their hefty menu features drinks like Lavender Lemonade, the Peanut Butter Protein Blast smoothie, and a seasonal special “Rose Gold Latte,” a coconut milk-based latte with turmeric and rose. And if you’re look for a serious health food boost in your coffee fix, try the Mermaid Latte, with spirulina and Maca Root. Text your order to 732-328-7678.
—Turnstile Coffee Roasters in Belmar is open from 7am to 3pm, roasting their own beans and shipping all over the country. They also have a takeout window open (it’s super easy to use).
—Like Roast’d, Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking in Fair Haven and Monmouth Beach are doing contactless pick-up via mobile app, and the Asbury Park location just reopened to do the same (the Bell Works location is closed until further notice). You can get your roasted coffee by the pound—if you’re feeling really nostalgic for simpler times (and who isn’t), we recommend the Jersey Diner roast—or you can do pick up grub and java. The PB&J Bars and a cortado can only start an extraordinary day.Click here to leave a comment