New England Coffee

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New England Tea & Coffee Company, LLC.
Type Subsidiary
Industry Beverage
Founded Boston, Massachusetts, US (1916 (1916))
Founder(s) Menelaos Kaloyanides,
George Kaloyanides,
Megaklis Papadopoulos
Headquarters Malden, Massachusetts, US
Products Coffee and tea
Employees 250
Website NewEnglandCoffee.com

New England Coffee is New England’s largest independent specialty coffee roaster.[1] Founded in 1916[2] by Menelaos Kaloyanides, George Kaloyanides and Megaklis Papadopoulos in Boston, Massachusetts. The business was acquired by New Orleans based Reily Foods Company on December 30, 2013.[3]

New England Coffee was voted Massachusetts family business of the year in 2007.[4]

History[edit]

Menelaos, George and Megaklis started New England Coffee in a building at the corner of Milk and Broad Streets in Boston, where hand-roasted coffee was delivered by horse and wagon. The first truck was purchased in 1918, when other family members started to join the business.

New England Coffee Company Headquarters

In 1966, after outgrowing several homes in succession, New England Coffee finally settled into their present location at 100 Charles Street in Malden, Massachusetts. Today, New England Coffee occupies five buildings and has hugely expanded their manufacturing and packaging capabilities.

Coffee Bags

While they have grown into a much larger coffee roasting operation since their founding, their philosophy still remains the same – to buy and sell premium coffee and provide quality service. New England Coffee only uses 100% Arabica beans in all of their products. New England Coffee offers coffee blends, flavored coffees, full-bodied dark roasts and blends from locations such as Colombia, Sumatra and Costa Rica. Among the most pervasive varieties are Decaffeinated Colombian and Colombian Supremo which have both been reviewed by Consumer Reports.[5]

Availability[edit]

Today, New England Coffee serves over 5,000 Foodservice Customers nationally with their variety of blends, flavors, decaffeinated, dark roast and fair trade coffee and hot and iced beverages like tea, lattes and smoothies. Foodservice locations include:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and Inns
  • Coffee and Bagel Shops
  • Convenience Stores
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Healthcare
  • Cafeterias

New England Coffee Retail Ground Coffee is also sold at participating supermarket retailers throughout the United States. The brand is currently available in many Targets and Walmarts east of the Mississippi, and it can be found in the Midwest as well as in such states as Florida and Texas.[6][7]

The Coffee Shop, New England Coffee's online store, offers exclusive coffee selections and bulk whole bean as well as tea, gift baskets, coffee mugs and other novelty items.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ [2][dead link]
  3. ^ "Reily Foods Company Acquires New England Tea & Coffee Company; Diversifies and... - NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/". Prnewswire.com. 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  4. ^ [3][dead link]
  5. ^ "Best Coffee". (September 2011). Consumer Reports pg. 40
  6. ^ [4][dead link]
  7. ^ Learn Where to Buy

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