New Cafe Coming Soon!

July 2014:
We'll soon be open in newly remodeled digs at 7 W. Genesee St, just a couple units down from The Book Cellar. See a map here.

New Hours!

September 2012:
Beginning September 13, the cafe has gone back to a 6-day schedule, open Monday through Saturday. Please stop in or call at 635-5711 for directions to the cafe or questions.

We've Moved!

August 2009:
But not too far away — we're now open at 11 W. Genesee St, just around the corner. See a map here.

We're Honored

December 11, 2008:
Shamballa Café was selected 2008 Business of the Year by the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce.

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We're a Winner!

March 3, 2007:
Shamballa Café voted People's Choice House Specialty at the Taste of Baldwinsville 2007.

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Shamballa Café & Coffee Roasters
7 W. Genesee St.
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Café Hours:

arrow Mon: 6:30 AM - 2 PM
arrow Tue: 6:30 AM - 2 PM
arrow Wed: 6:30 AM - 2 PM
arrow Thur: 6:30 AM - 2 PM
arrow Fri: 6:30 AM - 2 PM
arrow Sat: 8 AM - 2 PM
arrow Sun: Closed

Our Mission:

Dedicated to the sale of coffee and goods that will improve the earth and provide a true understanding of quality roasting and freshness, everyday.

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ill titleWelcome!

Moving next door - opening soon!

Please bear with us as we put the finishing touches on the brand new Shamballa Café, right next door at 7 W. Genesee St. We've closed the old location inside the The Book Cellar to concentrate on getting the new place ready.

We can't wait to share the new space with you soon!

Thank you for coming to the Shamballa Café and Coffee Roasters' website, where we are dedicated to offering freshly roasted coffee that is good for a person, but also good for the world.

ill_1Consider this your invitation to personally visit the café located in Baldwinsville, NY, 15 miles northwest of Syracuse. Come in and enjoy a hot, freshly roasted cup of coffee, sample our wide variety of espresso drinks, munch on our delectable sweet treats, or cool off in the summer with our refreshing iced beverages.

We feature free WiFi throughout the café, and proudly display consignment pieces from local artists all along our walls.

ill titleFresh Roasted Coffee

ill_2Coffee that is freshly roasted has a fine taste that you can recognize anywhere.  Once you have had fresh coffee, you will not want to go back to buying your supply in a grocery store.  Owner Emmet Simpson roasts the coffee at Shamballa Café and Coffee Roasters.  Coffee is imported from many countries around the world.  We work to find the best beans for our customers and roast them perfectly.  Our roaster is a Diedrich drum roaster.  It works with convection as well as radiant heating.  Emmet uses roasting profiles to ensure each coffee is made to taste its best.

The coffee roasting process is fascinating.  The beans are truly a seed from a coffee cherry.  They are processed before being imported.  We buy caffeinated as well as decaffeinated green beans.  The decaf we buy is processed using the Swiss Water Process and no chemicals.  Our decaffeinated coffee tastes amazing.

Green beans are just that, green.  That is until they are put in a drum that is spinning at 400 plus degrees.  They change color dramatically from green to canary yellow then to cinnamon brown and eventually to dark brown.  There is a popping that occurs at around 380 degrees and again at around 415 degrees or so.  This is known as the 1st and 2nd crack. Aroma is the thing that makes coffee taste so good.  After the beans are roasted, they begin a degassing process.  This is the reason coffee bags have one-way valves, in order to release CO2 and keep oxygen out.

Shamballa offers coffee from around the world in whole bean or ground form.  Beans are shipped via the USPS if you are too far to come into the café.  Email us to make your order today!  Thanks.