Best of Boston

BEST Cup of Coffee

1995 BEST Cup of Coffee

Coffee Connection

When Starbucks bought the Coffee Connection, corporate honchos assured area fans that the local favorite would continue to roast its own coffee. A year later, you can no longer get quality teas at Coffee Connection. It’s still the best cup… read more»

1992 BEST Cup of Coffee

Au Bon Pain

By brewing Coffee Connection beans, Au Bon Pain has taken a giant step in the cause of good coffee in Boston. read more»

1981 BEST Cup of Coffee



A gourmet deli that pours a special cup each day: Colombian, French roast, almondine, etc. Takeout only. read more»

1980 BEST Cup of Coffee

Coffee Connection


Daily specials. Interestingly, Dunkin Donuts finished a close second. read more»

1979 BEST Cup of Coffee

The Coffee Connection


Twenty different coffees to choose from. Pass on the “cup of the day,” though, and try something else. read more»