Dear Coffee Enthusiast,
Thank you for taking the time to consider my family’s company as your specialty coffee and tea provider. We have had an amazing journey. We have grown from a single shop to multiple locations and a thriving wholesale business in Dayton, OH.
Boston Stoker was founded by my parents, Don and Sally Dean, in 1973. We started out in a small location at 23 North Main Street. The business began as a pipe tobacco retail store, where we sold many different flavors of tobacco and hand carved pipes. Specialty coffee hit the Stoker scene when my father started giving it away as a free service to his customers. A few years later came the next step in the coffee journey when we bought our first Probat coffee roaster. Back in those days, we only roasted 11 pounds at a time, and began to develop a following for our freshly roasted whole beans.
Since then, we have come a long way with our knowledge and experience with specialty coffee. We are still roasting in small batches to ensure that we are sending out the freshest coffee possible. We are now roasting batches as small as 25 pounds and as large as 150 pounds. We continue to source the best coffees we can find and roast each variety to the peak flavor. Since day one, our core focus has always been exceptional customer service and quality products. We continue to learn and strive for perfection in every aspect of our business.
I have spent the last six years traveling the world in search for amazing coffees. I have developed many new relationships with coffee farmers and cooperatives, from the mountains of Antioquia, Colombia to the island of Sumatra. It is important to me that I not only have the highest quality coffee, but also that I make sure the farmers of this amazing produce are rewarded for their hard work. Coffee is truly a people business, and I love every bit of it.
I love to share my knowledge and passion for coffee! Please don’t hesitate to ask. My door is always open!
Vice President of Operations