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Who is George Howell? George Howell is popularly referred to as the grandfather of the specialty coffee movement. His dedication to coffee is unparalleled, with a career spanning almost fifty years. In 1974, he founded The Coffee Connection which grew to 24 locations in the Northeast before it was sold to Starbucks in 1994. In 1999, he co-founded The Cup of Excellence, a global coffee competition with the mission of bringing acclaim to passionate farmers doing outstanding work in coffee producing countries. Wanting to be back in his roots in coffee, George opened George Howell Coffee in 2004. Starting as...

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NYT – 3 Steps to Brewing a Better Cup of Coffee

NYT – 3 Steps to Brewing a Better Cup of Coffee

Oliver Strand for the New York Times wrote an article on the 3 steps to brewing a better cup of coffee. The steps are simple; grind your beans, use a scale, and update your brewer. There’s no need to be intimidated—this article guides you step by step to a better cup of coffee. Photo: Danny Ghitis for The New York Times Read More

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GHC + Mystic Brewery

Last month, we teamed up with Mystic Brewery in Chelsea, MA to brew a coffee beer of a different kind. This is no coffee stout. We wanted to highlight the lighter, brighter, flavors of our Reko, Ethiopia. We discovered that the fruit character of Mystic’s house saison paired perfectly with the clean acidity and sweetness of the coffee. You can read more about the collaboration on Mystic’s blog HERE. Can be found at the following locations: Hopster Alley at Boston Public Market Urban Grape South End Boston Bauer Wines Boston Godfrey Hotel Lobby Bar Boston (coming soon) Craft Beer Cellar Newtonville Gordon’s Newton,...

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