Hudson Coffee will celebrate its Grand Opening on Friday, May 4 with an event dedicated to the community.
Police Officer Justin DePascale has progressed from coffee lover and connoisseur to businessman, recently opening Hudson Coffee Company at 1100 Maxwell Lane on the site of the former Hoboken Maxwell House coffee plant—the largest coffee processing plant in the world through the early 1990s.
On Friday, DePascale will offer half-priced coffee and beverages during normal business hours, 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., and will donate all of the proceeds to the Hoboken Police Department’s Police Benevolent Association (PBA). The PBA will use the donation to purchase safety equipment for Hoboken High School, where DePascale serves as School Resource Police Officer.
While Hudson Coffee pays homage to Maxwell House, DePascale emphasizes that the coffee is very different from the mass-produced big brand. Hudson Coffee is premium, artisanal-style coffee made from the highest-quality beans from all over the world. Ground locally and served as early as two days after being roasted for ultimate freshness, unique seasonal blends and single-origin, pour-over coffees are served alongside cold brews, fine teas, lattes, espresso, cappuccino, hot cocoa and more.
Hudson Coffee will also serve a selection of pastries, croissants, cookies, muffins and scones.
“We’re committed to serving first-class coffee in a friendly, comfortable environment, said DePascale. “We’re a local establishment that also wants to be a neighborhood gathering place.” To that end, Hudson Coffee will host entertainment, open mike nights, and other events for the public.
Plans are already underway for a second Hudson Coffee Company location in Jersey City at 70 Hudson Street. Each coffee bar will employ about 15 people and DePascale aims to offer management opportunities for other police officers like himself as the business expands.