Hi readers, today I am totally over-the-moon about bringing you, New Harvest! They are a local coffee company here in Rhode Island and a Providence & New England staple!
I interviewed the Owner: Rik and Ana: the Director of Wholesale & Education and also had the pleasure of getting a tour of their headquarters in a beautiful mill complex, The Hope Artiste Village, in Pawtucket Rhode Island.
When and How did New Harvest get started?
Rik: “I started New Harvest in 2000. I had already worked in coffee for 9 years, mostly as general manager and roaster for Coffee Exchange. After nearly a decade at the Exchange, it was time to do something else. Either start my own coffee business or go to law school. Starting my own business sounded more interesting.”
Is there a story behind the name, New Harvest?
Ana: “The idea behind the name New Harvest is that we would roast ‘new harvests‘. Our coffee changes all of the time because we always get coffee from different farms and origins. This is sort of the idea behind our micro-lot program.”