About Us

Stagecoach Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar was founded by Rod and Robin Torrence in the fall of 1993 in the historic village of Cooperstown, New York.  Our mission:  Using our Deidrich 12K Infrared Coffee Roaster, expertly roast only top quality Arabica coffee beans in small batches to ensure that only the freshest coffees possible are served under the Stagecoach Coffee name.

It is located at 31 Pioneer Street, in a building originally built in 1791 as the Blue Anchor Tavern. Cooperstown is one of the most visited villages in the United States for its historic offering: The National Baseball Hall of Fame, Hyde Hall, The Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers Museum. Cooperstown is also known for its beautiful rolling hills and wonderful views of Lake Otsego. For many locals and visitors, Stagecoach Coffee has become a hub of everyday life in this quaint village in upstate New York.

In 1994, Stagecoach Coffee opened a second café location in downtown Albany at, the corner of State and Pearl street, the center of downtown Albany. Located at 90 State Street, in a beautiful 1930’s art-deco building, Stagecoach Coffee found a hip and progressive metropolitan culture in which to serve our specialty coffees, teas and culinary treats.

With generations of culinary and coffee industry knowledge, passed down and accumulated by all members of our family business, Stagecoach Coffee offers its customers a unique dedication to expertise and quality that is unmatched by anyone else, just stop in a taste the perfection every time.

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Our flagship Roastery and Espresso Bar is located just north of Main Street at the corner of Pioneer Street & Stagecoach Lane, in the beautiful village of Cooperstown, NY. We have been roasting and serving fresh coffee and espresso to locals and visitors since October 1, 1993. We have combined a stylish, modern interior look with a friendly, “small-town” feel to create an ideal atmosphere to lounge with friends or family. What separates us from the rest is, not just our fresh roasted coffee, but our incredible dedication to quality locally sourced foods and excellent customer service.

Inside our café you will find the freshest roasted brewed coffee and smooth espresso, daily baked pastries and confections, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, all natural smoothies, garden salads, hot soups, chowders and chilis (seasonal), creamy ice cream (seasonal) and hot “Panini-grilled” sandwiches made with the finest ingredients on locally made Heidelberg bread. In many of our breakfast and lunch items, you will find a variety of locally procured artisan foods from the surrouding Otsego County farms. We are proud to support many of central New York’s  independent farms and help them achieve successful and sustainable farming operations.

Cooperstown is a village of many wonders, within a 10-minute walk (about one medium cappuccino) you can find and explore almost everything it has to offer. Take a stroll down historic Pioneer Street to Lake Otsego and re-live the pages of James Fenimore Coopers’ The Leatherstocking Tales, play a few rounds of golf at the world renowned 18-hole Leatherstocking Golf Course, or learn about the history of Baseball at The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. If baseball doesn’t move you, stroll down to the Farmers’ Museum to immerse yourself into a real working farm village from the 19th century or drown yourself in a world-class art exhibit at the Fenimore Art Museum.  In the summer you can bathe in one of nature’s finest refreshing creations, Lake Otsego, or relax and catch some sun as you wander around and view the historic village architecture. In the winter, ice fishing, nordic skiing, ice skating and snow shoeing are a few of many outdoor activities around Cooperstown.


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Downtown Albany received Stagecoach Coffee with open arms in 1994 when Rod and Robin Torrence opened a new store at the south-west corner of State and Pearl streets, 90 State Street in a beautiful, 14-story, 1930’s art-deco building. The marble lined entrance and brass molding around the doors and windows create a sleek and classy look, a perfect match for our stylish coffee shop. Albany proved to be an ideal location for our shop because it is bursting with American history. This historic setting is the perfect place to grab a cappuccino and explore one of our nations oldest cities. Stagecoach Coffee, State Street, offers a variety of freshly baked specialty pastries, delectable espresso and brewed coffee beverages, seasonal smoothies, gluten-free and vegan sweets and treats and a light lunch menu consisting of fresh soups, chowders and chilis, and our signature Heidleberg Bread Sandwiches.

Stagecoach Coffee, Albany is open Monday – Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. Please join our family for a wonderful cup of the freshest coffee around… “The Roast of the Town.”