George Howell Coffee

George Howell Coffee Artisan roaster located in Acton Massachusetts with cafes in Downtown Crossing, Boston Public Market and Newtonville. Founder of The Coffee Connection.
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Tis the season for our housemade coffee sangria! We’ve been carrying this tasty drink for a few years now, and LIVE on I...
08/06/2020

Tis the season for our housemade coffee sangria! We’ve been carrying this tasty drink for a few years now, and LIVE on Instagram tomorrow at 1pm we’ll show you how to make it! Brewed coffee, honey, fresh fruit—what could be better? (You could sneak some liquor into yours, too. But this one’s non-alcoholic.) Be sure to tune in! This drink is also now available at our @godfreyboston café and you can order ahead using the @toasttab takeout app! 💫
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Exciting news! We are now back open at our @ghcnewtonville cafe! Come see us starting at 7:30am to 2:30pm daily! We’ve g...
08/01/2020

Exciting news! We are now back open at our @ghcnewtonville cafe! Come see us starting at 7:30am to 2:30pm daily! We’ve got all necessary protocols in place to make sure you get the same quality items swiftly and safely. Remember to utilize the @toasttab Toast TakeOut app for quick order placing and pick up!! We can’t wait to see your (masked) faces again! ☕️ 💫
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#nowopen #coffee #boston #newton #newtonville #bostonlocal #coffeeshops #specialtycoffee #ghowellcoffee #eatlocal #takeout @ George Howell Coffee

This week’s limited roasts now up on our website 💫 from the sweet and citrusy Alto Lagunillas Peru to the stone-fruity, ...
07/31/2020

This week’s limited roasts now up on our website 💫 from the sweet and citrusy Alto Lagunillas Peru to the stone-fruity, jammy Karatu AA Kenya, these coffees won’t disappoint! Order yours today!
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Sadly we will not be returning to our space within @timeoutmarketboston but we wish them the best of luck in reopening t...
07/28/2020

Sadly we will not be returning to our space within @timeoutmarketboston but we wish them the best of luck in reopening tomorrow! We had a lot of fun and made great memories in the brief time we had within this unique space. We will miss sharing our passion for coffee with the lovely Fenway neighborhood and hope the evening business works well for our neighbors as they navigate these tricky times. Remember to come visit us at our @godfreyboston location open 7am to 3pm daily for takeout and patio seating! Download the Toast TakeOut app for quick and easy pickup. Hope to see your faces Downtown (and other locations hopefully opening back shortly.) We’ll keep you posted!💫

Here’s Jon enjoying his Original on our new patio safely and in style! Our @godfreyboston location now has an outdoor pa...
07/24/2020

Here’s Jon enjoying his Original on our new patio safely and in style! Our @godfreyboston location now has an outdoor patio! Don’t forget to download the Toast Takeout app, place your order, pickup with ease and enjoy the weather!
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#coffee #specialtycoffee #patio #openinbos #boston #bostoncoffee #outdoors #patioseason #godfreyboston

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Visit us at our @godfreyboston DTX location and grab a snack! We’ll be here til 3pm! It’s ...
07/21/2020

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Visit us at our @godfreyboston DTX location and grab a snack! We’ll be here til 3pm! It’s a great day for iced coffee (and a chocolate chip sea salt cookie from @sevenstarsbakery helps, too 🍫). Use our Toast Tab mobile app for easy ordering and pickup! ☕️ 💫
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Our Almurri Family coffee is now available on our website to purchase! We will be donating $20 from each purchase of our...
07/20/2020

Our Almurri Family coffee is now available on our website to purchase! We will be donating $20 from each purchase of our Yemeni coffee to the Islamic Relief Fund.
Yemen has always amazed us with its unique, complex coffees ripe with delicate terroir notes. However, we must acknowledge that Yemen as a country has been in crisis for some time. Called “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” Yemen is in dire need of aid to help its people survive. Coronavirus is now impacting a country that has already been facing years of political unrest, extreme water shortages, and famine affecting over 20 million people (especially causing malnutrition among children).
From helping rehabilitate water sources, to providing food and supplying medical relief to Yemeni people, The Islamic Relief Fund is taking steps to provide aid to a country in great distress, and every donation helps. We support our Yemeni coffee farmers and the beautiful nuanced cup they continue to provide us, and we hope to contribute to a future where they can thrive.
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We’ll be slinging Originals (as well as our other coffees) until 3pm today and every day at our Godfrey Hotel location! ...
07/14/2020

We’ll be slinging Originals (as well as our other coffees) until 3pm today and every day at our Godfrey Hotel location! Come try one of our favorite signature summer drinks and skip the line using the Toast TakeOut app! Order and pay ahead and we’ll have your order ready for you when you get here!
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We are open til 3pm at our Godfrey location! We have select retail beans, pastries, and of course, coffee! Order online ...
07/13/2020

We are open til 3pm at our Godfrey location! We have select retail beans, pastries, and of course, coffee! Order online via Toast Takeout today!
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#coffee #specialtycoffee #ghowellcoffee #boston #openinbos #takeout #pickup #bostoncoffee #local

Reminder: our @godfreyboston location is now open for pickup! Download the @toasttab app, or visit the link in our bio t...
07/10/2020

Reminder: our @godfreyboston location is now open for pickup! Download the @toasttab app, or visit the link in our bio to place your order and pick up! Daily hours 7am-3pm.
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We still have two different limited roasts from this week available for purchase 💫 our Alto Lagunillas from Peru and Kar...
06/29/2020

We still have two different limited roasts from this week available for purchase 💫 our Alto Lagunillas from Peru and Karatu, Kenya! Snag a bag to start your week while supplies last!!
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06/21/2020

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, and to the grandfather of specialty coffee, George! Love to see him teaching the next generation (his granddaughter Isa here) of coffee professionals! Starting palate training young! #happyfathersday #coffee #specialtycoffee

Father’s Day is June 21st, and we’re releasing gift boxes for dad comprised of our medium roast of Guduba, Ethiopia and ...
06/12/2020

Father’s Day is June 21st, and we’re releasing gift boxes for dad comprised of our medium roast of Guduba, Ethiopia and Montecarlos, El Salvador. Gift him some variety (and a delicious morning cup!) What says “I love you” better than coffee? (We’re biased here.)
Thinking of other options? (Or just want to stock up for yourself?) this week’s limited roasts (left to right) are Karatu AA, Kenya, Muhammad Hadi, Yemen, and La Providencia, Colombia. From tasty stone fruit, to raisin and fig, to crisp citrus, these coffees don’t disappoint. Visit our website georgehowellcoffee.com and explore this weekend!
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The four-year anniversary of our downtown @godfreyboston location just came and went! Hard to say what reaction we’d hav...
06/09/2020

The four-year anniversary of our downtown @godfreyboston location just came and went! Hard to say what reaction we’d have if you told us four years ago we’d be currently closed during a pandemic. It’s been four whole years of bringing DTX our latest in specialty coffee, educating the public through hundreds of tastings, cuppings, and various additional classes, and seeing regulars and new faces alike. We hope to reopen soon, but until then follow us for updates and sign up for our newsletter on georgehowellcoffee.com. Thanks to everyone for these four wonderful years.
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#specialtycoffee #coffee #anniversary #coffeeshops #boston #bostoncoffee #baristadaily #ghowellcoffee @ George Howell Coffee

I spy.. a bag of George Howell Coffee in the @nytimes ! Great article on how to stay stocked up during quarantine— buyin...
06/08/2020

I spy.. a bag of George Howell Coffee in the @nytimes ! Great article on how to stay stocked up during quarantine— buying items from the providers usually designated for restaurants directly. Not to mention freezing. (We’ve always been advocating freezing beans, frozen and green, in case you didn’t know!) Full article link in our bio.
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We are living through a historic time in America. We’ve been actively seeking ways we can help support the Black Lives M...
06/05/2020

We are living through a historic time in America. We’ve been actively seeking ways we can help support the Black Lives Matter cause. Although nothing is enough, we will be donating $5 from the purchase of each bag of our Mamuto AB, Kenya this week to the Boston branch of the NAACP.
We also acknowledge this doesn’t stop at donating. Like many businesses, the Black Lives Matter movement has righteously made us take a hard look at our hiring practices and culture as an employer. We are committed to being more inclusive, and are actively assessing ways to participate in local programs that contribute to real change for the African-American community. This doesn’t stop here.
#blacklivesmatter

We stand with our Boston protesters and those in every state advocating for change. We stand with those seeking justice ...
05/31/2020

We stand with our Boston protesters and those in every state advocating for change. We stand with those seeking justice for every time our system has failed them. We stand with the voices who cry out for ears to listen. It’s time to stand up for our Black community.
#blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #seekchange

Limited roasts up now! Karatu AA, Kenya (first two photos) and La Valentina Gesha, Panama! (Last photo.)Karatu AA Lot OT...
05/29/2020

Limited roasts up now! Karatu AA, Kenya (first two photos) and La Valentina Gesha, Panama! (Last photo.)

Karatu AA Lot OT 18 is a quality coffee with deep, velvety sweetness in every cup. Notes of plum, blackberry and candied citrus. Be sure to try it while supplies last for this Monday’s roast!
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La Valentina, owned by the Osorio brothers, won “Best of Panama” in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019. Their thirty acre farm is cradled within the very narrow mountain chain separating the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean. The temperature is very cool ranging from 59F to 68F, making for slow ripening.
Check out these coffees and more available @ georgehowellcoffee.com!
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Address

312 School St
Acton, MA
01720

General information

For wholesale information please contact [email protected] or call (978) 635-9033 extension 111 for Janet Hoshino, Director of Sales.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

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(978) 635-9033

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George Howell Coffee was founded in 2004 by veteran coffee pioneer George Howell. George’s life in coffee began in 1974 with his first café, The Coffee Connection in Cambridge’s Harvard Square.

The Coffee Connection grew to 24 stores before it was sold to Starbucks in 1994. George started George Howell Coffee with the primary focus and passion to continually identify, source and roast the highest quality coffees available. Our signature Terroir Coffee acknowledges and highlights the influence of the region and climate or “terroir” (pronounced “tare-WAH”) and the farmer’s craftsmanship in every bean.

We understand that behind every cup of coffee there is a farm with growers who share the same drive and dedication for their craft as we do. In an effort to nurture these relationships, George, and now his daughter Jenny, travel yearly to many of the farms we buy from as well as other coffee producing areas to develop and maintain real and lasting relationships. We are proud to work directly with these farms that share our interest in social responsibility and environmental sustainability. In an ongoing effort to genuinely recognize and demonstrate our respect for the care and costs incurred to produce outstanding quality, George Howell Coffee pays these farms top prices for green coffees, far exceeding Fair Trade pricing.

Roasting, Storing and Packaging for Freshness. Top-quality coffees are only harvested once a year, thus storage of raw green coffee is essential to maintaining the freshest-tasting coffee all year long. To maximize freshness, green coffee is stored GrainPro bags to reduce or frozen to halt the raw beans’ natural aging process at their peak of maturity, preserving their natural sweetness.

All our coffee is craft-roasted daily in small batches to guarantee freshness and enable us to maintain strict quality control throughout the entire roasting process. Once our quality control group has approved a batch, it is packaged immediately in airtight, one-way valve bags to preserve freshness. Our aim is to provide our customers with an excellent cup of coffee from seed to cup.

George Howell Coffee Direct Trade Policy

George Howell Coffee’s mission is to provide our customers with the very finest coffees on earth.

We seek quality producers through the many networks George Howell has connected with over his thirty-five years in specialty coffee. We extend our knowledge through participation in organizations such as Cup of Excellence, co-founded by George Howell, which provides a critical vehicle for aspiring farmers to find funding, technical aid and, above all, international recognition in countries where who you know can be the sole determinant of your fate.

We source our coffees as directly as possible to provide maximum incentive to the fine craftspeople who produce what we celebrate. Many of our coffees are directly sourced. We pay a fair price – defined by the producer, as well as the buyer – one based on a sliding quality scale created to incentivize the highest possible standards. We pay well above Fair Trade prices for all our coffees. We visit the farmers we work with; this assures mutual education and trust.

We strive to deliver the farmer’s product with the most precision possiblefrom export to cup. We were the first roasters to package green coffee in vacuum bags. We are leading the way in long term storage of raw coffee, allowing great vintages to outlast their seasonality – in all their glory. We financed and introduced the coffee world’s first coffee refractometer and software system, Extract MoJo, to the accolades of world champion baristas and the finest quality roasters around the world.

We strive to make all our public interfaces highly educational and fun. We believe that the more educated consumers become the more they will seek out those who can provide real quality, expertise and dependability.

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Hi George, I was given the amazing opportunity to learn about your coffee and passion through my professional mentor, J. Morton. I just want to say your commitment to what you love is inspiring to me and that it shows in the quality and taste of your brew. I was afforded the pleasure of your Guatemalan medium roast, of which the lime flavor notes were truly a first for me-amazing. Keep the world brewing, my goodman.
It looks like George Howell Coffee was named one of the '25 Best Coffee Roasters in America' by Gear Patrol Magazine.
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