Carolyn Palmieri and Tony Calderone first dipped their toes in the Hudson Valley like many other couples: they were weekenders. During their obligatory strolls and explorations of the bohemian city of Hudson (everyone does it!), they found that coffee shops were often closed by evening hours.
Come March 2020, Palmieri’s company was closed and Calderone was working remotely. The couple made the easy decision to move to Hudson full-time, as they finally had time to work on the coffee bar of their dreams — one that would be open late and serve both coffee and wine.
For 31 weekends, the couple first experimented with four blends at the Hudson Farmers Market. By March 2021, their coffee venture evolved from market tents to a brick-and-mortar shop.
Inside the hip, neutral-toned coffee shop on the corner of picturesque Park Place and Warren, find towering ceilings, recessed displays of Hudson Roastery coffee bags, and quaint seating areas full of booths, stools, and weathered wood.
On Monday and Tuesday mornings, enjoy organic and fair-trade roasts like the Rip Van Winkle house blend, a light-medium roast with nutty and cocoa undertones. Sip on the Hudson Farmers Market favorite Catskill Campfire, a medium roast with single-origin Ethiopian beans swimming in citrus notes and chocolate finishes. Or, go all out with the Bootleg Reserve, a coffee aged in whiskey barrels for 60 days that is both sweet and spicy. Couple your coffee with freshly baked croissants.
From Wednesday to Sunday, Hudson Roastery converts their café into a wine bar after 2 p.m. Indulge in a selection of wines, like a 2019 Blue Quail chardonnay or a 2018 Velvet Devil merlot; pair these glasses (or bottles) with a cheese board, featuring Italian and French cheeses, or a charcuterie board with prosciutto, bresaola, and Rosette de Lyon sausage. Individual cheeses and charcuterie, along with a “seacuterie” board are also available.