By Marjorie Naylor Pitts

Building on the success of Hangar B Eatery, located at Chatham Municipal Airport on George Ryder Road, owner Tracy Shields has partnered with long-time associate Kourtney Keil to embark on a new venture—B-Side Coffee Company, which offers a delicious selection of locally roasted organic and fair-trade coffee. “Since opening Hangar B nine years ago, we have poured a Papua New Guinea bean that was roasted here in Chatham,” says Shields, referring to The Art of Roasting coffee company. “When that roasting business became available, purchasing it seemed like a natural extension for us.” Some of B-Side’s most popular coffees include a light roast Ethiopian Guji Sakicha Honey; medium roasts Papua New Guinea and Colombia Sierra Nevada EP; dark roasts Guatemala Huehuetenango and Sumatra Mandheling; and a decaffeinated Mexican blend—with additional selections coming soon.

In addition to offering their coffee at Hangar B (and at Hangar B’s seasonal “Grab and Go” counter downstairs from the restaurant), B-Side Coffee is available at Chatham Village Market, Chatham Village Café and Bakery, as well as at several local inns and B&Bs, with special blends at Chatham Works and at Rory’s Market in Dennisport and Mashpee Commons. Look for B-Side’s customized vintage ’64 Shasta Airflyte camper trailer at local farmers markets, where they serve a rotating selection of hot, cold brew, and Nitro cold brew, as well as Hangar B’s famous potato buttermilk doughnuts. For off-Cape coffee lovers looking for a taste of Chatham, B-Side Coffee can also be purchased online, with a subscription service option to keep it brewing on the B-Side all year long!