Cup O' Joes
Now a household name, Cup O' Joes was founded in 1996. That makes it one of the oldest and most venerable pipe and tobacco websites. It's also given the company a lot of time to perfect everything, from service - especially service - to product. If it's one thing Cup O' Joes knows well, it's how to find the best pipes and tobaccos and how to get them to you at the very best price. In the same time, Cup O' Joes has forged amazing relationships with pipe makers - relationships that go far beyond maker-to-retailer, and that have blossomed into friendships.
Queensbury Cigar & Pipe
QCP is the bricks-n-mortar version of Cup O' Joes, and it is proud to offer its patrons the largest cigar and pipe lounge in Upstate New York. It's kept the rustic Adirondack flavor but also been turned into the perfect place to enjoy a good bowl or cigar, and to accompany that with one of our signature Cup O’ Joes coffees. Along with the main lounge, it also boasts a beautifully appointed Montecristo Members Club. Hundreds of pipes are on display (and available for purchase, naturally), as is every tobacco, accessory, and cigar that Cup O' Joes carries.
Key Personnel [click names for bios]
Kathleen ~ Owner
Its owner and fearless leader, Kathleen started Cup O’ Joes in 1996. She was determined to make it the best source on the web for everything tobacco, and in this she has admirably succeeded. She’s also a walking encyclopedia of pipes and pipe makers, and has even had the Peterson Kelly pipe named after her.
Kathleen cloned herself a few years ago so she can do more things at once. A single Kathleen wasn’t enough to travel the world on the hunt for amazing pipes, and to also run both the Cup O’ Joes website and the retail location. We think there’s only two of her, but we’re not really sure—there may be more.
Sean R ~ Office, Online Sales
The Cup O’ Joes go-to guy. Sean loves living in the woods with his growing family & two dogs. On the off chance Sean isn't here, chances are he's at a Phish show.
From maintaining the website & its content, to taking orders, to buying pipes, he does it all. If you want the best deal possible—or just want to talk pipes & tobacco - Sean's your guy.
Sean B ~ Office, Online Sales
Our behind the scenes guy, Sean makes all the pieces of Cup O’ Joes come together. We’re not sure if he’s machine or human so we keep him in a windowless office, since he seems happiest without food or light.
Sean’s knowledge is boundless when it comes to pipes and tobaccos, probably because he can access the internet in his head. He spends a significant part of his day making sure Uncle Sam is happy so we can keep providing our customers with the best pipe and cigar products.
Stacy ~ Office, Online Sales
Squarely at the head of our rockstar sales team, Stacy’s is the calming voice on the other end of the phone. And as a master multi-tasker, she can cut and curl your hair while taking orders and simultaneously handling supplier relations.
Stacy also enjoys long walks in her tiny backyard in the company of her rescue dog, Trooper.
Repeek Koob ~ Office
Repeek is renowned for hiding from the camera. The thing is, he hides from us too, so that all we have to go on is the back of his head. We’ve even speculated if he actually has two backs to his head, one where you’d normally expect to find it, and another in the front, where you wouldn’t.
Otherwise, he’s our amazing numbers person, and without whom Cup O’ Joes would automatically grind to a halt.
Coop ~ Design
Our resident doomsday prepper/nutritionist/historian, when Coop’s not prepping his bunker on his mountaintop farm he’s actually pretty darn good at the whole Graphics and Marketing thing.
As the lead Cup O’ Joes in-house graphics and creative person, he spends his days creating banners, updating product images, maintaining our social media presence, and making bathroom posters.
Thom ~ Shipping
As our warehouse magician his job is to ensure that every order goes out with love. If it weren’t for him, the warehouse would be a nightmare of pipes and boxes, the one without any clear connection to the other.
When not at work, Thom divides his time between prowling the internet for sweet classic rock T-shirts to add to his collection, and shredding the guitar in his punk band.
Kilgore Trout ~ Web
Kilgore’s our senior developer. He doesn’t speak in other than code and the occasional bark for coffee, so we don’t actually know much about him. We do know he’s been at the web development stuff so long that he trained on a wooden computer, which he probably built himself, all the while reading Kurt Vonnegut and Philip Jose Farmer (not that we know who those two writers are). Everything Kilgore does is a mystery. Including him.
On the other hand, he was perfectly comfortable pulling the entire Cup O’ Joes website out of his ahem. So we’re good with that.
Danny D ~ QCP Manager
Dan Davison is the Sales Manager at Queensbury Cigar & Pipe. His unique experiences in the industry include managing Rhode Island's oldest tobacconist The Humidor Smoke Shop, to being the Northeast Sales Representative for Kristoff Cigars. Dan has been on both sides of the counter & has a passion for growing retail business & creating unique event experiences for his customers.
Chops ~ QCP Sales Associate
A real diamond in the rough, with the operative term here being “rough.” We’re not sure what his real name is, but he seems to respond well to Chops. Known for his symphonic whistling and random early morning singing, he makes one of the meanest cups of coffee around.
As a man always in motion he’s just as much at home maintaining the humidor as he is using his Tornado leaf blower.
Ray ~ QCP Sales Associate
When it comes to rapping his skills are untouched
You can find him in the lounge, he'll be lighting one up
Happy to help you find the right smoke for your palate
I guess you could say rhyming isn't his only talent
Blake ~ QCP Sales Associate
Our newest retail ninja, he’s a bit green but learning the ropes fast.
Blake prefers to work when football games are on so he can watch them on the big screen. And when there isn’t a game, he keeps his obsession going with MADDEN!