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New England Tea & Coffee Company, LLC.
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryBeverage
FoundedBoston, Massachusetts, United States (1916 (1916))
FounderMenelaos Kaloyanides,
George Kaloyanides
Headquarters,
United States
ProductsCoffee and tea
Number of employees
250
WebsiteNewEnglandCoffee.com

New England Coffee is New England’s largest independent specialty coffee roaster.[1] Founded in 1916[2] by Greek immigrants Menelaos and George Kaloyanides Boston, Massachusetts, the business was led by four generations of the Kaloyanides family, first by Menalos Kaloyanides and subsequently by Steven, James M. and James B. Kaloyanides.

History

In 1916 Greek immigrant brothers Menelaos & George Kaloyanides started the New England Tea & Coffee Company. Originally located in a building at the corner of Milk and Broad Streets in Boston, hand-roasted coffee was delivered by horse and wagon along the streets of Boston. The first gasoline-powered truck was purchased in 1918 and soon after other family members started to join the growing business.

New England Coffee Company Headquarters
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.

Four generations of the Kaloyanides family have led the business since its inception; Menelaos Kaloyanides from 1916 to 1966, Stephen Kaloyanides from 1966 to 1996, James M. Kaloyanides from 1996 to 2013 and James B. Kaloyanides from 2013 to 2016. The Kaloyanides family has travelled extensively throughout the world's coffee growing regions - James B. eventually spent over half of a year in Costa Rica.

New England Coffee only uses 100% Arabica beans throughout the entire product line. New England Coffee offers coffee varietals, blends, flavored coffees and full-bodied dark roasts with coffee beans from locations such as Colombia, Sumatra, Brazil and Costa Rica. Among the most critically acclaimed varieties are Decaffeinated Colombian and Colombian Supremo which have both been reviewed by Consumer Reports.[3] In 2016, New England Coffee celebrated its 100th anniversary.[4]

Availability

Today, New England Coffee serves over 10,000 Foodservice and Retail Customers nationally and 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:

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.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Allbusiness.com[dead link]
  2. ^ Boston.com Archived January 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Best Coffee". (September 2011). Consumer Reports pg. 40
  4. ^ "New England Coffee celebrates anniversary in York". seacoastonline.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  5. ^ Boston.com Archived October 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Newenglandcoffee.com