Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mesa De Los Santos, Finca El Roble, Colombia

This coffee begins with a sweet but dry aroma with notes of cocoa, hazelnut and dried cherries. The dryness carries over into the acidity and is perfectly balanced by it's sweetness and creamy body. This coffee offers a big note of cocoa and hazelnut with a little bit of mellow citrus around the edges. It has a long, pleasant, coating finish without being overwhelming.
This Source Direct coffee comes to us from Finca El Roble and is grown by the one and only Oswaldo Acevedo, where our beloved Don Telmo Reserve is also produced. Mesa De Los Santos grows at an elevation of 5,000-5,200 feet and is a mixture of bourbon, caturra and typica varieties. It is organic and Rain Forest Alliance certified. Best of all, this is a Source Direct coffee for us which means that we have the pleasure of dealing with Oswaldo directly to ensure that his needs are met and that we keep getting great coffee every year!
This is a balanced coffee that just about anyone would love. It is really great if you love coffee that is really big in the cup and for that reason you may like to brew it in a french press or aeropress!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tulip Tuesday 4/24

Our friend/bitter rival/sworn enemy Simon Ouderkirk at Seven Stars started a little thing known as Tulip Tuesdays. It's caught on over here at the NHHQ so here's some of todays work.

Jim, Tech: Attempt 1

Jim, Tech: Attempt 2

Bryan, Superstar: Attempt 1

Bryan, Trash Talker: Attempt 2

more to come as Tulip Tuesday progresses. tempers are flaring. you can cut the tension with a knife.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Ula Cafe, in Jamaica Plains, Boston, won Best Local Coffee Shop 2011 in the Boston Phoenix!

"Comedians love the idea of making cafés sound like inhospitable drug dens filled with faux-intellectual snobs and vile snacks, but some cafés easily put that stereotype to shame. ULA CAFÉ in Jamaica Plain is one such establishment, where the atmosphere and food alone are enough reason to make the trip."

Congratulations Ula!

If you live in Boston, or even just nearby, go visit Ula! You won't be disappointed!

And in other café news, Tazza has re-opened in downtown Providence, and is serving New Harvest!

Man, I am overdoing it with the exclamation points this morning. Too much delicious iced coffee.


Monday, April 18, 2011

South Korea, Comics, Coffee

Good morning everybody! How are you feeling? Got allergies yet? I do.

So, last year I graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT. It was an awesome place to be.

Anyway, for his thesis at CCS, my classmate Kevin Kilgore did a project where he drank coffee all around Seoul, South Korea (where he lives with his wife and son). I think the goal was to get a cappuccino at every cafe in Seoul, and at the same time it was a quest for a the best cup of coffee in Seoul. He's a super talented cartoonist,
and you can see more of his stuff here:

the site is sort of hard to navigate because a lot of it is in Korean, but just click around until you find some stuff!

Yay coffee and comics! Here is an excerpt from Kevin's thesis project.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


is a big day at the hope artiste farmers market. wanna know why? i'll tell you why.

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

Public Cupping Tomorrow!

Have you been to one of our FREE public cuppings? "No" you say? "What is a cuppping?" you say? Welp, read about it HERE and then come check one out for yourself tomorrow at 3pm at our roastery. We'll be cupping the new crop of Costa Rica Finca los Mangos!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011