About Us

 

Thunder Island Coffee Roasters, L.L.C, located on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, in Southampton, New York, is a Native American owned and operated organic coffee roasting company, founded by owner and Shinnecock tribal member, Benjamin K. Haile.


Our goal, to develop cooperative efforts to support the Indigenous family owned organic
coffee farms of Central and South America, has lead us to the creation of our “Native to Native exchange”, forming a network of Native American commerce and employment for our local community and abroad. Our green coffee beans (un-roasted) are purchased from these indigenous family owned organic coffee farms, each purchase is accompanied with the growers organic certification, farm location / lot number, and compliance with Fair Trade practices.

Thunder Island Coffee Roasters is USDA Certified Organic through NOFA New York organic certifiers as well as certified with Fair Trade USA.

Upon receiving the green beans to our facility on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, we do all of our coffee roasting and packaging on site. We sell wholesale to the Long Island - Whole Foods Market stores, local coffee shops, restaurants and health oriented food stores. We sell retail by way of our website www.thunderislandcoffee.com.