Celebrating 100 Years

Serving great coffee to extraordinary people since 1916.

OUR EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

A Commitment to Quality

The story of New England Coffee begins in the Old World, with a family living in Greece. From there, Menelaos Kaloyanides, with his brother George Kaloyanides, came to the United States in 1910. By 1916, Menelaos was running a successful restaurant in Boston, but he wanted to start his own business. So he, along with his brother George and his cousin Megaklis Papadopoulos, founded the New England Tea & Coffee Company. Located at Milk and Broad Streets in Boston, they delivered coffee to restaurants all over the city.

Slowly but surely, the company gained a reputation for consistently good coffee and coffee beans. As its reputation grew, so grew the reach of the company’s deliveries and the size of its accounts. While many things have changed over the decades, the commitment to quality has never wavered.

OUR STORY

Our Centennial Video

Bringing to life the history and tradition of quality that goes into every cup of our coffee.

100 Years of Great Coffee and Extraordinary People

Meet the people behind the scenes at New England Coffee and hear the story of how a family and its team have been working together since 1916 to roast, deliver and serve great coffee.

Our Techniques

FINDING THE BEST COFFEE BEANS.

We travel to Central America, South America, Eastern Africa, and the East Indies to find the finest 100% Arabica coffee beans.
Arabica beans represent 75% of the world’s coffee production but only about 10% of them have the balanced aroma and a sweet, acidic taste that make them suitable for New England Coffee products.

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THE ART OF ROASTING REQUIRES GREAT SKILL, DEDICATION, AND PASSION.

New England Coffee’s roasters have developed and refined their roasting process to guarantee premium coffee beans with distinct smoothness and characteristic taste. Each variety of coffee bean requires a different roast time and our experienced roasters use both smell and sight to determine when the desired roast has been achieved. The roasting process is a tradition that New England Coffee roasters have used since 1916.

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A 100-YEAR-OLD METHOD ENSURES THE HIGHEST QUALITY.

Coffee cupping is the process used to assess and evaluate the quality of coffee beans. New England Coffee’s cuppers analyze all of the basic coffee characteristics including aroma, body, and flavor to ensure that all coffee products are of the very highest quality. For 100 years, this cupping method has not changed and it continues to maintain the great taste and consistency of New England Coffee.

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BREW GREAT COFFEE EVERY TIME.

Buying the right coffee beans is just the first step to a great cup of coffee. To ensure that you’ll always enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, we recommend the following tips.

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24th ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND COFFEE CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC

Whether it is playing 18 holes on the course or being a sponsor, we look forward to you joining us and we thank you for your support. Our purpose is to have a day filled with sportsmanship, laughter, prizes, food, and drink among friends – all of which will benefit two very worthwhile causes. To learn more about the tournament, sponsorship opportunities, or to register, click the button below.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Find out how you could join our family with a new career at New England Coffee.

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