Do you love coffee shops? Love knowing the sourcing behind a spot's tea leaves or coffee beans? Want to sit in the most comfortable places with the best people-watching? Curious to try new and interesting coffees and teas?
on this tour you will...
$30 per guest
(includes all food and drinks)
Less than 2 hours from Boston, Northampton, Massachusetts (called “NoHo” or “Hamp” by locals) is an active community in the Pioneer Valley and is home to one of the best coffee and tea shop scenes in New England. It is also an intellectual center of Western Massachusetts including being home to Smith College and other area schools such as UMass Amherst, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire College. This tour was developed in partnership with long-time locals and is created for both visitors and those living nearby.
Together with our friendly local guide, we will sample some of the city’s most delicious coffee shop beverages and tea and coffee-infused treats, learn about the rich history of the area, and hear about what’s going on today. You will also learn about the history of coffee and tea as well as unique brewing techniques and sourcing. You will learn all about the local families behind the restaurants we visit.
Did you know President Calvin Coolidge was the mayor here and retired in Northampton, MA as well? Many famous people have walked the streets of NoHo, which is also coined The Paradise City, and inspired the creation of the popular comic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The culinary talent in NoHo is top notch, and they put a lot of care into sourcing as well as handcrafting unique recipes you won’t find anywhere else.
DAIRY-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, and VEGETARIAN diets can be accommodated on this tour although some substitutions may have to be made.