Whenever we get a chance, we love to shoutout the local beverage and snack brands we carry. It is so important to support our fellow neighbors! By doing so we strengthen our local community and reduce environmental impacts- as local businesses often have a smaller carbon footprint than larger companies. Browse through the variety of local businesses we support below.
Partners Coffee Roasters
Partners Coffee Roasters is an independently-owned, small-batch coffee roaster headquartered in Brooklyn. As roasters and baristas Partners Coffee Roasters believe that each coffee can tell a story, and they strive to share that in every cup.
City of Saints
City of Saints is a coffee roasting company with shops in wonderfully disparate nooks of New York and New Jersey. They take a tremendous amount of pride in establishing cafes and coffee partnerships that celebrate the communities they inhabit.
Estate Select is CDC’s private-label line of premium coffees roasted by our partners at Eldorado Coffee in Queens, NY. We source only the finest coffee beans from around the world to create this wide selection of rich coffee.
NITRO Beverage Co.
NITRO Beverage Co. was founded in 2016 by four friends. It all began with a hand-built coffee cart and some tasty beverages. The lines grew at a fast pace and they knew they had to share these brews with the rest of the world. This led them to create a variety of ready-to-drink cans you could enjoy anytime, anywhere!
Brooklyn Roasting Company
Brooklyn Roasting Company was founded by Jim Munson in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2009. From the start, the Company’s goals were simple: To provide NYC with best quality and sustainably-sourced coffees.
For Five was founded in 2010 by two best friends from Queens who wanted to introduce specialty coffee by New Yorkers for the world. The two ventured into the specialty coffee roasting and wholesale business and built their roasting facility in Maspeth, Queens.
Long Island Iced Tea
Long Island Iced Tea has carefully crafted an iced tea that makes you think of summer days spent on the beach with each sip. With their founder being a proud Long Islander, born and raised on the pure shores and a self-proclaimed “health-nut”, every sip releases a sense of guilt-free escapism from your fast paced surroundings.
AriZona Beverages was born in 1992, right in the heart of Brooklyn. They shocked the world with their fresh take on iced teas, which has now taken the world by storm. AriZona Beverages has stayed true to their original mission by providing their customers with great-tasting products, using only top-quality ingredients, presented in uniquely designed packaging, skillfully produced and made affordable to everyone.
Raaka created a delicious, creative chocolate that showcases the wilder side of cacao. In doing so, they were able to be both as environmentally and socially responsible as they could. All their chocolate is made in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Since 1967, Kozy Shack has offered some of the most delicious, ready-to-eat refrigerated treats. Kozy Shack began in Mineola, right up the road from Coffee Distributing Corp.! In 1994 Kozy Shack relocated to Hicksville. What began as a neighborhood deli serving homemade rice pudding has turned into famous ready-to-eat treat empire.
Tate’s Bake Shop
Founder Kathleen King started Tate’s in 1980 in her first bake shop in Southampton. She developed a full line of traditional American baked goods herself and from scratch. Tate’s has been voted the Best Bakery in the Hamptons for many years!
Hal was a New York character that became an institution. With a personality so bubbly and a voice that could not be silenced it was only natural that his passing inspired his sons to create beverages and snacks in his honor. Hal’s is New York born and New York made!
Green Mustache is a Brooklyn-based company focused on creating innovative, delicious plant-based snacks. Mustache Munchies are baked “cheese” crackers updated to appeal to a broader demographic as they are also organic, gluten-free, vegan and made with clean, healthy ingredients.
Papa’s Pops was invented to solve the forever problem of popcorn kernels getting stuck in your teeth and gums. Papa, a grandfather to five grandchildren, came up with the perfect solution- skinless popcorn!
Need help figuring out what local business will fit your needs best? Use CDC’s Guide to Supporting Local Businesses to help determine which local business best fits your cravings!
Explore CDC’s full product guide here.