Our Story

The Daily Grind is a family owned business, located in Albany, New York. We are not a franchise or associated with any franchise

The Daily Grind is known for our fresh roasted coffee, delicious breakfast and lunch items, and friendly service. We are a great place to stop for a quick bite or to relax with a cup of coffee and catch up with friends.

We opened our doors in 1976. This was a time when most people had never tasted truly great coffee, and few had heard of espresso or cappuccino. Back then, Mr. Coffee coffee-makers ruled the day and most people purchased coffee in cans. When we began, roasting coffee for retail customers was unheard of. We use a wonderful old Royal #5 coffee roaster, built in 1915, and became the only shop between Montreal and Manhattan that roasted coffee beans on the premises. In fact, we were one of the few retailers in the entire country to do so. Today we’re still the best and we’re still using our old # 5. After more than 40 years of roasting our own coffee beans in our Albany store, you can be sure we know how to roast coffee the way you like it.

Over the decades your loyalty to the Daily Grind has helped our younger workers get a start in life, has supported our employees and their families, and has permitted our business to donate to many local causes.

The Daily Grind is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The cafe has a warm and inviting atmosphere, and the staff is friendly and welcoming. The Daily Grind is the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee and a good book, or to meet up with friends for a chat.

  • We roast all of their own coffee beans in-house and offer a wide variety of coffee drinks, as well as tea, espresso, and smoothies.
  • We have a full breakfast and lunch menu, as well as a selection of pastries and desserts.
  • Free Wi-Fi and a comfortable seating area.
  • Open seven days a week

If you haven’t checked out our online coffee store yet, we invite you to do so. It features select coffee beans from around the world including Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Sumatra Mandheling, our own Espresso blend, Colombian coffee, and our Swiss Water Decafs and many other flavorful coffee varietals to choose from.

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