Roundup: Locally Roasted Coffee in Boston
Where to get your caffeine fix and support Boston coffee roasters at the same time.
If you’re looking to warm up in this winter, try one of these locally roasted cups of coffee in the Boston area.
Wired Puppy Specialty Coffee and Tea
You can get wired at either the Newbury St. location or at their sister shop in Provincetown. Wired Puppy’s beans are fair trade and certified organic by Quality Assurance International, and yet the price is comparable to the mass-produced chain shops. If you have time, pull up a chair and use a real mug; they’ll even make a pretty flower design in your foam.
250 Newbury St., wiredpuppy.com, 857-366-4655
Boston Brewin Coffee Company
Tucked away on Bromfield St. near Downtown Crossing, it’s easy to miss this 100 percent organic coffee shop, but once you’ve tasted the locally roasted beans, you’ll never forget it. Boston Brewin also serves pastries from Roxbury-based Haley House and sandwiches from Zefta’s Le Gout Frais based in Haverhill.
Boston Brewin Coffee Company, 45 Bromfield St., bostonbrewincoffee.com, 252-622-6732
Barrington Coffee at Area Four
For just $2, you can get a cup of locally brewed Barrington Coffee at this Kendall Square restaurant. If you bring your own mug, you’ll save a quarter on the already inexpensive price. If you need something a little stronger, enjoy a hearty cup of Irish coffee—complete with Kilbeggan Irish whiskey.
500 Technology Square, Cambridge, areafour.com, 617-758-4444; Barrington Coffee Roasting Company, 346 Congress St, 857-277-1914, barringtoncoffee.com
Equal Exchange Cafe
Stop by on your way to the North End or TD Garden for a delicious cup of locally roasted coffee. Equal Exchange also features guest roasters and “cupping” parties to sample what organically grown coffee has to offer. The cafe atmosphere is casual and has original artwork on the walls. An extra bonus: most of the menu is less than $10.
226 Causeway Street, Boston, equalexchangecafe.com, 617-372-8777
Nestled in between the many bars, burger, and wing joints in Allston is @Union Cafe. They serve breakfast and brunch all day, which of course includes their top-notch coffee. They roast and brew it in-house and your cup is bottomless from the time you sit down until you close the door behind you. With free wi-fi, dirt cheap prices, easy take-out options, and local art on the walls, it’s the perfect place for your Sunday morning coffee fix.
174 Harvard Avenue, Allston, unionallston.com, 617-779-0077