Monday, August 1, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
All competitors poured beautiful drinks, yielding all creative direction to the Providence Coffee Society's 'Wheel of Doom.' In the end, Blue State Coffee's Chris Randall took top honors, a handful of cash, and the PCS Green Blazer for the month of June. Many congratulations to Chris!
Details are firming up for an exciting summer with a lot more coffee events in both the Providence and Boston areas. We will definitely keep you updated on all NHC sponsored events as well as happenings in the greater coffee community.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Come join us at 3 pm sharp to enjoy discussion and analysis.
We hope to see you here!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Jim, Tech: Attempt 1
more to come as Tulip Tuesday progresses. tempers are flaring. you can cut the tension with a knife.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
for the first time this year we will be serving iced coffee at the farmers market.
but wait, there's more.
we'll also have "THE CART" with us so we can fulfill all of your espresso based desires.
big moves. can you handle it? see you there.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Enter The Cart
Our cart was hand made by our own Todd, out of reclaimed pallet wood which once transported our green coffee to us. He worked tirelessly hand planing the boards to uniform thickness and outfitting it with the best we have to offer.
Clean and simply outfitted, our cart is far from an eyesore. La Marzocco's GS-3 preforms under pressure and looks sleek and sexy. One cord runs to the cart, so no water hoses or tangles of extension cables will detract from what we are serving.
Perfectly pulled shots of espresso make for great drinks, and this machine is capable of doing just that.
Make your event more special by having New Harvest Coffee serving drinks brewed with love and attention. Our cart is furnished and ready to go to any event you can imagine.
Your wedding needs great coffee.
Your business needs great coffee.
We will provide.
Cartoons aren't the only thing to look forward to on Saturdays. Come check out a killer farmers' market at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. We brew and serve our coffee freshly roasted right across the building. We would love to see you and hand you a fresh cup of coffee.
Here's the info!
Here is something that was mentioned on our facebook page! It is a science fiction manga written and illustrated by Hitoshi Ashinano. The story is about an android that runs a coffee shop. If you like manga and coffee you can look at some of these comics on this site!
Something that I think about often is that coffee is food. This idea is so simple and obvious that almost everyone takes it for granted. Working in the coffee industry, you realize pretty quickly that although coffee is everywhere, people don't generally put much thought past the grocery shelf or the coffee bar. Coffee is almost never further than a couple blocks from any of us. When you can buy it at gas stations, in vending machines, hell, you can buy coffee at TJ Maxx right now, it becomes pretty easy to lose sight of what coffee really is.
Coffee is the seed of a fruit, and not, as some would say, a fruit in and of itself. When you buy an excellent coffee from an excellent roaster or shop you can be certain that this coffee was treated as a food product, a fine food product at that. But how much of that coffee is representative of coffee as a whole? As it turns out, the specialty market is only 17% of coffee imported into the US by volume. That means the vast majority of coffee is of mediocre to low quality. I don't mean to presume that people dealing in these coffees are not treating their coffee as if it were food but I do think that it is certainly being marketed in ways that create a disconnect between farmers and consumers.
So much of coffee is provided in a setting of convenience rather than a culinary setting. Even when coffee does manage to find itself in a culinary setting it seems to more often than not be treated as an afterthought. How many times do you go to a great restaurant, the food is great and clearly of high quality, great care is taken in the preparation and then the coffee is horrible? Often a restaurant is serving stale pre-ground coffee that is prepared with little skill or understanding. Serving stale coffee is serving stale food! Preparing coffee properly should be important to a restaurant that takes pride in it's execution!
I'm not going to lay all the blame on restaurants. As consumers we would do well to treat coffee as a food. When you are buying coffee you should invest the same time and effort that you would selecting any fresh food. Also, because coffee is a food you will be rewarded for taking the time to prepare it properly in just the way that cooking a food properly is rewarding. I know convenience is not going to give up it's reign any time soon but if you've gotten to this blog it's certainly something you may like to consider.
If you haven't been to the roastery please let me extend this invitation to you. Feel free to come by and see coffee being roasted, see raw coffee from all over the world, ask questions and perhaps get a real sense that coffee is food.