43 years is a long time for any independent business, but even more impressive for one in the constantly evolving business of coffee. On Tuesday, September 13 Boston Stoker celebrates their 43rd anniversary as one of Ohio’s leading coffee roasters.
“Coffee has always been a part of our lives but it’s also changed a lot over the past 43 years,” Henry Dean, Boston Stoker President said. “We started as a pipe tobacco and custom pipe shop in 1973 and as the times changed we started offering our tobacco customers complimentary coffee and then in 1983 we started roasting our own coffee.”
Throughout the 43 years as a business, what a coffee house is has evolved just as much as people’s tastes in the drink.
“Coffee houses are a fixture of their communities. They’re a place for people to meet, to send out a few emails, to listen to music,” Henry Dean said. “We ingrain our shops into the neighborhoods and communities they serve, no two shops are the same.”
To celebrate this anniversary, Boston Stoker will be offering $5 off of all 12oz bags of coffee and $1 off beverages at all shops for one day only on Tuesday, September 13 at all their shops.
“Our customers are why we’ve been growing over the last 43 years,” Henry Dean said. “This is our way of saying thanks and here’s to the next 43.”