About our Company

Machipongo Trading Company began in April of 2008 as an outlet for Kristin and Jamie Willis' Eastern Shore Coastal Roasting Company's fresh-roasted gourmet coffees, VA peanuts, & hand-blended teas.  That company was started in May of 2006, and Kristin and Jamie soon recognized that the local demand for their products was increasing!  Located in an old Texaco building, right on Highway 13 in Machipongo, they got to work on refurbishing the empty building & filling it with vivid color, reclaimed wood furnishings, repurposed equipment & furniture and a POSITIVE spirit that reflected the nature of its purpose...to serve the locals & travelers of the Eastern Shore with good wholesome food, beverages, great atmosphere, & more!

In January 2011, the Willises sold the Trading Company to Dr. Carol Sabo of Haymarket, Virginia. Over the past year we have really settled in, and we still owe a debt of gratitude to our Loyal Locals, as well as those who have found us along the way, and revisit us again & again!  We are proud to be a VA Green business, using only compostable disposables in all of our to-go items.  We believe in great relationships--both with our customers & our product vendors.  Just ask about any of the goodies that fill our shelves, & you'll hear about who makes them, how we know'em, or what we love about them!  Most of our products come from other small businesses that are making a difference in their own communities (be sure to check out the Links Etc. page!).  Our NY style bagels are baked for us by Beach Bagel Bakery in VA Beach!  We have loads of other locally & regionally baked goods as well (& some that we bake ourselves!).  And of course, we always have a selection of Coastal Roasting's freshly roasted coffees to take home, & we also offer a full Coffee & Espresso menu featuring our tasty java! Refreshing smoothies?? Only the BEST!

In addition to our great customers, products, & atmosphere, we have an awesome group of Baristas here to serve you!  Here's a shout out to Natalie, Sara-Grace, Rosie, Sarah B. and McKinley for all their great work & awesome attitudes (MOST of the time!)...We truly look forward to hearing more from all of you, including your questions, comments & suggestions.  After all, you're who we're here for...

All the best, and THANK YOU!
...& Barry, too!