The first Boston Stoker location opened in Englewood in 1973, and the business soon expanded to include Fairborn and Centerville. The Deans began to serve gourmet coffee to cigar shop customers as a free service, to entice customers to hang out longer. The coffee was so popular that Boston Stoker soon began selling beans by the pound. In 1979, Boston Stoker started roasting coffee at the Fairborn location – in those days, just eleven pounds at a time.
Since then, Boston Stoker has become Dayton’s premiere coffee brand, with a full production schedule and a varied slate of fine coffees that are all carefully selected. We roast more than 150,000 pounds of coffee annually, right here in Dayton, Ohio. Our roasters take care to roast each varietal to its peak flavor, in small batches, and our daily roasting ensures the freshest product possible.
There are now ten Boston Stoker retail locations throughout the Greater Dayton area, with more in the works. Boston Stoker locations serve more than one million cups of coffee every year. The business has evolved to include full service coffee and espresso bars, as well as baked goods and fruit smoothies. Several locations also include handmade cigars and tobacco goods.
The wholesale business has expanded over the years as well, and today Boston Stoker coffee can be found in other fine coffee houses, grocery aisles, churches, offices and hospitals.
The company is still run by the Dean family. Boston Stoker employs over ninety highly knowledgeable associates who pay passionate attention to freshness, store cleanliness and product quality.
Boston Stoker is still growing while maintaining a commitment the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction. We are dedicated to providing ‘freaky fresh’ products of the highest quality known to humankind, and focused on developing meaningful relationships with individuals and organizations both locally and throughout the galaxy.