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2018 Winner: George Howell Coffee


Java junkies can thank Coffee Connection founder George Howell for kick-starting the specialty-coffee industry in Boston in the ’70s, laying the groundwork for Starbucks and others to follow. Today, his eponymous roastery and cafes—with locations in the Godfrey Hotel and Boston Public Market—do it best. Attentive baristas serve third-wave brews including coveted single-lot varieties like the Kenyan Mamuto and espresso-specific blends such as Alchemy. Plus the brand keeps its fans educated, offering an ongoing schedule of “palate training” classes, cupping courses and more.

George Howell Coffee - The Godfrey Hotel

505 Washington St., Boston • (857) 957-0217

George Howell Coffee - Newton

311 Walnut St., Newton • (617) 332-6886

George Howell Coffee - Boston Public Market

100 Hanover St. at Haymarket Station, Boston • (617) 777-2217

George Howell Coffee - Roastery

312 School St., Acton • (978) 635-9033

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