George Howell Coffee was founded in 2004 by veteran coffee pioneer George Howell. George’s life in coffee began in 1974 with his first café, The Coffee Connection in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, which grew to 24 stores before it was sold to Starbucks in 1994. George started George Howell Coffee with the primary focus and passion to continually identify, source and roast the highest quality coffees available. We understand that behind every cup of coffee there is a farm with growers who share the same drive and dedication for their craft as we do. In an effort to nurture these relationships, George and his daughter Jenny travel yearly to many of the farms we buy from as well as other coffee producing areas to develop and maintain real and lasting relationships. We are proud to work directly with these farms that share our interest in social responsibility and environmental sustainability.