My friends and I have started swapping coffee beans. He just bought an Aeropress ( http://www.aerobie.com/Products/aerop... ) and is very interested which piqued our interests as we just get whatever African beans we can find at the Harvest Coop. We want to find very local beans, roasted here in Mass or maybe even New England so long as we can find a local distributor (no buying online)
When I was in my teens, I worked at a coffee shop where we roasted our own beans. This was in the suburbs of Boston (Metrowest). That's what I'm looking for. I know given this being a city it's hard to roast one's own beans. I'm looking for either Boston/Cambridge based coffee shops that either roast their own beans or get their beans from locally-roasted places.
I don't have a car so I have to rely on the T. I will go to Newton, Brookline, etc. But I have to be able to get there from Cambridge without a car and again, no online.
Cambridge shops will get a huge thumbs up and I'll shower you with whatever baked good you want.