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Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine comes to Downtown Crossing

The coffee scene in downtown Boston is thriving. Ogawa Coffee opened a few months ago. George Howell opened inside the new Boston Public Market, and is planning a new store in Downtown Crossing in the fall. Thinking Cup was a pioneer in the area, opening its store on Tremont Street in late 2010.

Now add this: Jaho Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar.

The new shop, which joins Jaho’s stores in Salem and the South End, formally opened last week inside the Kensington luxury apartment tower (at 665 Washington St.) in Downtown Crossing.

The shop is large – 2,400 square feet – and has a broad array of offerings (200 wines, a bunch of craft beers, and “artisanal small bites”). But coffee is a central component.


There’s a slow bar coffee station, with perhaps the city’s largest array of of brewing techniques: Japanese siphon, Seraphim single brewing, Kyoto iced coffee, pour-overs, Chemex, French press, espresso, and Nitro iced coffee.

Coffee is roasted on-site, and it plans to host coffee education classes and tasting events.

“We look forward to elevating the coffee scene in Boston to the levels found in Tokyo, San Francisco, and New York City,” Anil Mezini, owner of Jaho Coffee & Tea, said in a statement.

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