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Len with green coffee benas in Costa Rica
Len on a coffee-buying trip to Costa Rica



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Our headquarters in Medford, MA. Trust us...
like Doctor Who's tardis, it's a lot
bigger on the inside! 




Sacks of coffee beans from Sumatra
Freshly delivered coffee beans from Sumatra

Len's Coffee® is a family-run coffee importing company operating out of Medford, MA. Since 2006, we have sought out the most full-flavored coffees from all over the world, with emphasis on old heritage varieties instead of modern hybrids. Most importantly, we are the only source in North America for coffees "beyond Arabica". The media, and corporate coffee, feed consumers bad science and information about coffee, including the claim that only Arabica is specialty quality coffee.

For hundreds of years, the world has enjoyed 4 fundamentally different species of coffees - Arabica, Robusta, Excelsa and Liberica, and we have them all here!

Our search began in Vietnam, and our top-selling coffees are still our Vietnamese brands, including Trung Nguyen. Since then, however, we've branched out and now offer our own fresh-roasted coffees, specializing in rare coffee stock from exotic locales.

Though we mainly sell coffee online, we also offer local in-store shopping and commercial/wholesale sales and support for cafés and other businesses, on our corporate website Heirloom Coffee, LLC Online. In the past years, we've grown from a little mail-order business operating out of Len's house to a full-fledged retail company, sending thousands of orders every year all over America.

In 2015 we registered the name Len's Coffee® and we have been converting our online identity to that name from our former identities, Vietnamese Coffee Online and Heirloom Coffee, LLC, since January of 2015. This URL will remain for a time to provide local information to New England residents, updates on Open House, and commercial ordering information. Eventually it will operate under a new URL, www.LensCoffeeLocal.com.

What makes our coffees special?

  • We love lower-acid coffees that are intensely flavorful without being bitter.
  • We prefer a medium roast (never burnt!).
  • We've also got a weakness for coffees with chocolate or caramel notes.
  • We often find that a blend of multiple coffee varieties is more appealing and fuller bodied than a single-source, so we offer a wide variety of blended coffees, many made to our specification.
  • Finally, all our suppliers must meet our standards for ethical practices and have a good influence on their local community, with emphasis on generous wages (better than Fair Trade wages!) and environmental stewardship.

Your Orders: Shipping and Returns

How long will your order take to arrive? We ship the vast majority of orders via USPS Priority. Very large orders may ship via UPS Ground. 90% of the time, orders go into the mail by the next business day, and may even ship same-day if placed in the morning (EST).

Here's how average delivery time breaks down by location:
- Eastern USA generally receive orders in 2 or 3 business days.
- Western USA generally in 3 to 5 business days.
- Locations in Canada take 10 business days or more if being sent to a distant location.

Your Privacy Is Sacred: Security and Privacy Policies

Credit Card Security: Our server is secured by an industry-best THAWTE SSL security certificate. To make theft impossible, we do not store your credit card information (unless you specifically ask us to on the phone). You also have the option to pay with PayPal, if you are more comfortable with that method of payment.

Personal Information Security: We hate spam and zealously protect your email and physical address. We will never, ever share it.

We do have a monthly newsletter, which contains exclusive sales and specials as well as sneak previews of new products that are only available to our customer list. However, you can easily opt out of this and will never be re-added unless you specifically call or email us to request it. We operate our emailings ourselves, using SendGrid, so there is no chance of your email address being used by anyone else.

For More Information:

We always welcome your feedback. Please contact us anytime using the Contact form.

You are welcome to pick up the phone and call, if you would like to discuss your order with us personally. Ask for Len @ 781-391-2255.


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Featured Region


Costa Rica's Dota Tarrazu Region

"Tarrazu", like Champagne, is a restricted term that can only apply to the highly-prized coffees grown in one small mountainous region. With your help and ours, our Tarrazu coffee farmer is expanding his farm to the great benefit of the local people, the environment, and the coffee species. Learn more and browse our Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu coffees here.