About Armeno Coffee Roasters
Armeno Coffee Roasters is an independently owned coffee company located in the heart of Central Massachusetts since 1994. We roast only mid-crop, 100% Arabica beans from around the world. We specialize in providing you with only the finest, freshest coffees available by roasting daily, to fill your order. Owners Chuck Coffman and John Parks share your love for coffee. Their passion is visible in the quality of the beans, the devotion to roasting and the attention to customer needs. Where else can any customer – retail or wholesale – call the roastmaster with a coffee question?
Armeno is located in Northborough, Massachusetts, in a historic mill on Smith Pond. We live and work in a small New England town, but our reach is worldwide. Our customers include a café in Taiwan, and British food writer Jon Thorn recommends Armeno in “The Coffee Companion: The Connoisseur’s guide to the World’s Best Brews.”
As members of the local and global community, we try to give back when we can. Armeno donates more than a thousand pounds of coffee each year to Central Massachusetts food banks, as well as offers fresh-brewed coffee at charity fundraisers across Massachusetts and New England.
In addition, Armeno proudly offers fair-trade coffees, so our customers know the estate workers earn a good wage. We also sell organically grown coffees, offering an environmentally sensitive choice.
About Our MillArmeno Coffee Roasters Ltd. carries on centuries of tradition in its historic New England mill. Situated on a millpond and winding country road, it is one of the few continuously occupied and commercially used mills in Massachusetts.
Since 1727, before the birth of this nation, a working mill has sat along Smith Pond in Northborough, Massachusetts. The mill started as a combination saw and grist mill owned by Dr. Stephen Ball. In 1908, the Armeno Cereal Company moved in and for most of the century, produced wheat for bulgur, tabouli and couscous.
The mill passed through generations of the Kalenian family, and in 1994, owner Paul Kalenian started Armeno Coffee Roasters, with a nod to his family’s history as millers. Six years later, Kalenian sold the company to trusted employees Chuck Coffman and John Parks.
The original sign for Armeno Cereal Company hangs inside the mill, and storage bins once used for wheat now hold green coffee beans. A Carter Disk Separator, that once sorted chafe from the wheat, still occupies space in the mill, along with other turn-of-the-century equipment from the cereal company.
The golden hue of the old southern pine beams reflects in the glistening stainless steel and brass of the modern Diedrich Drum Roasters. The aroma of fresh-roasted coffee fills the air. Visitors are welcome to enjoy freshly brewed coffee, browse in the store – which sells coffee making equipment, fines wines, as well as coffee beans – and look on as the Armeno team fills the day’s orders.