about us

Barismo is a local coffee roaster that has dedicated years to sourcing the freshest quality coffee. We work tirelessly to foster transparent and sustainable direct trade relationships with the top growers, exporters, and importers in the world.

Around 2006 a group of baristas with a shared interest in tasting and cupping coffees came together, this was the initial seed of barismo. Jaime VanSchyndel one of the founders and current president of barismo had spent his first few years in coffee working as a barista at Simon's Coffeeshop in Porter Square where he helped Simon Yu build a hugely successful quality espresso and coffee program.

Building off of the momentum surrounding the acceptance of better quality coffee in the region, this group of baristas and coffee enthusiasts put resources together to invest in their own roasting equipment. Soon the "lab" at 169 Mass Ave in Arlington opened up and they went to work testing out profiles and dialing in coffees.

Starting with Simon's Coffeeshop in Porter Square and spreading to some of the most well respected quality driven cafes in the Cambridge area, barismo has gone on to healthy organic local growth. All of this came to a head in April 2012 with the opening of dwelltime coffeebar in Mid Cambridge.

Dwelltime, the flagship coffeebar and sister shop to barismo, has raised the bar for quality and presentation in coffee in this area. Growth continues on roasting side as well with the recent move of barismo to 171 Mass Ave in Arlington. This move doubled the size of the roastery and allows us to move forward with plans of continued growth.

If you are interested in a wholesale account with barismo please email tim@barismo.com for more info.

find out more about barismo from the blog that started it all. blog.barismo.com

Why Direct Trade? Learn more about our direct trade partners & current offerings.