Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters
Best Independent coffee house/cafe
322 Russell St. (Rte. 9),
With six locations across Western Mass, an assortment of coffee blends, fresh pastries, delicious breakfast sandwiches made to order, and an emphasis on local produce, it’s no wonder Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters has been ranked the best by readers once again this year for the independent coffee house/cafe category and as the best local coffee roasters. You might be hard pressed to find unique flavors like these elsewhere: Colombian Supremo, Kenyan Single Estate, or an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. Co-owner Curtis Rich said after more than 25 years in the coffee business he still gets a thrill having a cup of Shelburne Falls Coffee every morning and emphasised the artisan approach with non-automated production of the businesses coffee. “We’re in the people business,” Rich said.