Sustainability is more than making sure kids in coffee countries have what it takes to grow-up strait and strong, though that is important surely. It is a concerted effort to do the right thing when the opportunity presents itself.

at origin

Sustainability is supporting programs that protect the environment and people. Sometimes the world coffee economy and common production practice works against nature and man. Where this happens people of good will must take a stand to protect the endangered.

  • First Licensed New York City Roaster of Fair Trade® Certified Coffee (2002)
  • First to Introduce Swiss Water® Chemical Free Decaffeinated to USA (1980)
  • Participant Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) "Bird Friendly Shade Grown Coffee Program"
  • Original Supporter Coffee Kids®
  • Original Supporter Grounds For Health Inc.
  • Wildlife Conservation Society one time $5,000 gift supporting Papua New Guinea Shade Grown Coffee Program to preserve the PNG Rain Forest.

at home

Sustainability is not just a word for far away places. It is a quality beyond a good bean, and a good roast. It is supporting our New York community and our crew too.

  • First pollution control devices on processing 1953.
  • Provided free coffee to workers at Ground Zero for six months after 9/11.
  • Supporting local charitable organizations with in-kind contributions of coffee.
  • Supported NYC Council Resolution 762 in support of Fair Trade Coffee. Read Mr. Schoenholt’s Testimony before the NY City Council,
  • Gillies Facility NOP Organic Certified.
  • Gillies Employees-Group Medical Coverage since 1970's.

for our wholesale customers

We only succeed in sustaining our own fortunes if we are helping sustain yours as well. For this reason we make every effort to present you with the results of our best efforts.

  • Coffees & Teas of certified pedigree.
  • Among the largest portfolios of coffees in the specialty coffee industry.
  • Best quality blends money can buy at the best possible price.
  • Monthly Specials (always "Best Selling" blends).
  • Unadvertised Promotional Items: Some extra special specialty coffee values available to callers each month.
  • Ultimate coffee expertise at your fingertips.
  • Orders shipped at the peak of freshness often same-day.
  • Unopened standard items accepted for Full-Return value within 30-days of invoice.
  • Resealable evacuated and "flushed" zipper-lock valve bags keep your beans protected in a nitrogen atmosphere.
  • Primary shipper FedEx computerized service tracks your order to your door.
  • $100 Minimum Order, and always Free-Freight shipping in continental 48-United States.
  • Gillies handsome wall poster.
  • Gillies accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, PayPal.