Nearly 100 years as New York's Premier Coffee Roaster.
As a premier roaster and purveyor of fine coffees, Dallis Bros. is the New York original. We have been providing coffees to establishments that set world-renown standards for culinary excellence for almost 100 years.
In 1913, the year that Grand Central Station opened as the world’s largest train station, Morris and Abe Dallis opened Dallis Bros. Coffee. Based on a storefront on 116th Street, in Ozone Park, the Russian-born Dallis brothers packed their coffee in five-pound paper bags, loaded them into horse-drawn wagons and delivered to customers door-to-door throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
AFTER WORLD WAR I
While their coffees became more and more popular, Morris and Abe invested in a Model T. This technological innovation of the time allowed them to deliver farther out to Long Island, along Jericho and Hempstead Turnpikes and returning via Northern Blvd., the only paved roads. Morris and Abe thrived by loading up their trucks with artisanal coffee and going into long trips throughout New York, selling their product door to door. It was quite an adventure, and it could last quite a few days before one would come back to the factory and start again. Soon, they hired salespeople and the routes expanded.