For those of you who may not know, Cup O' Joes is more than an online store, although yes, being online is a huge part of our business. Kathleen Kelly started the online company in the very early days of the Internet - 1996. She was determined to excel in everything related to pipes and pipe tobacco but swiftly realized that sales is only half the story. The other half consists of the pipe smokers themselves, the real, live human beings who buy her products. So she opened a physical shop to complement the online business, turned it into an exceptional smoker's destination, and sat back to watch and learn: what are a smoker's needs? What is it that really matters to them? And how could she fill these needs and address what matters?
That was more than twenty years ago. A lifetime of learning and experience has since gone into perfecting the smoker's haven she's created, online and offline. Kathy understands - thoroughly understands - and loves her customers and this is reflected in Cup O' Joe's service, which is the best there is. It's also reflected in Cup O' Joe's carefully curated selection of pipes, tobaccos, and cigars, for which the website has become renowned. Indeed, we shouldn't call what Cup O' Joes does "selection" so much as "cultivation," the way a fine tobacco is cultivated. As for Kathy, brilliant, witty, full of life, and beautiful, she's had tremendous success with pipe smokers all over the world. Should you have the happy fortune to meet her in person, whether she's on the road or at home in the shop - you will see why.
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.