Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Original New Harvest

Found buried in the stacks: these photos of the first location of New Harvest, in East Providence, back when Rik was the only one. Just look at that scarf! He means business. And look how lonely and clean the roaster looks...






Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cupping 7/1


Bryan and a Lion

New Harvest had the pleasure of serving espresso last Friday night at the Newport Flower Show cocktail hour.

A very special thank you to Inskip Motors for hosting us, Bryan and Todd had the rosiest time.

Welcome the Newest New Harvista!

New Harvest would like to welcome the newest addition to the family: Evan Richard Kleinfeldt! Born June 23, 2011, 9 pounds 6 ounces. Congratulations Rik and Paula, and proud sisters Marika and Franny!

Here's Marika holding her new baby brother...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Our sincerest thanks go out to all of the folks who came out to Friday night's latte art throwdown! The event felt like a big deal to say the absolute least, with baristas and shop owners coming in from some of PVD, Boston, and Newport's most prominent and quality-focused shops!

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


Today we will look at three coffees from Costa Rica. Our objective is to compare our two new micro-lots against our current Finca Los Mangos.

Come join us at 3 pm sharp to enjoy discussion and analysis.

We hope to see you here!

-Cupping Department

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Congratulations Todd Mackey!

Our own Todd Mackey has been chosen as the Northeast Chapter Representative for the Barista Guild of America! They couldn't have made a better choice. Todd's one of the most genuinely coffee-passionate people I know. He is a wealth of knowledge, and is always ready to share it.

We promise he's not just in it for the money. (Maybe for the fame).

Here are some of the answers to the questions they asked him.
We are all so proud of you, Todd!

How are you involved with Coffee? How does this role fit into the BGA? I am a trainer and sales representative for New Harvest Coffee Roasters in Providence, RI. The majority of my time is spent working closely with the folks who are turning our roasted coffee into delicious beverages. My work and passion has been, and will continue to be, exciting, inspiring, learning from, and teaching those who are crafting coffee professionally. I feel that this is directly in line with the goals of the Barista Guild of America; to take seriously the role of the barista as a culinary professional.

Why might you be considered leadership material? I am leadership material because I wash dishes... ...I believe in hard work and 'the journey'...that it is not an arrival in this industry but more so a progression through experiences. These experiences vary individual to individual and our strength is in sharing them in order to learn from one another. I love specialty coffee because it is not structured like a ladder. It is more like a roundabout where we find ourselves spinning around and centered on the bean...growers, roasters, baristas, buyers, etc....not one more or less integral than the other. Leadership in this industry is manifest in the sharing of knowledge and experience; both of which I am committed to doing to whatever degree my learning and experience allow. I have shown this commitment through community organization in my co-founding of the Providence Coffee Society. PCS hosts events, lectures, and social gatherings in order to promote specialty coffee and cafe culture in RI.

What are some accomplishments you would like to see happen in the future of the BGA and/or SCAA? I would love to see an east coast / northeast Pull-a-Shot - I would work hard to make the BGA classes and certifications more widely available in my region - I would like to see more (and regional) events that promote the dialogue between all roles within specialty (roasters, baristas, growers, buyers, etc.).