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What is your position in the coffee industry?
manager, coffee roaster, industry professional
Where are you located? ( City and Country )
Rhode Island
How many years have you been in the industry?
Since 1991
If you are a barista or shop, are you interested in a barista exchange with another coffee shop/barista?
Tell us more about your coffee shop or barista skills.
We mostly roast for wholesale, but I'd love to host guest cuppers & experience other cupping practices.
What cities or countries are you interested in traveling to?
Peru, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda
About Me:
I started working at the Coffee Exchange in Providence in '91, washed out of grad school shortly thereafter. Then I learned how to roast coffee, but mostly spent 10 years schlepping capps & lattes. Started New Harvest in 2000 in a desperate attempt to get off the counter.
About My Company:
New Harvest is a wholesale and mail order roaster, with a sharp focus on barista training, professional development, and pinatas.

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Colombia & Honduras, January 2009

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Day 1 Wednesday Jan 14

Newark to Mesa de los Santos

It’s a long row to hoe. Providence to Newark to Miami to Bogata to Bucaramanga to Los Santos. Troy and Jaime join me in Newark. We’re greeted by a dose of fresh, thin air in Bogata. Troy immediately sets out on a quest for aguardiente, the legendarily potent anise liqueur, while I frustrate the woman behind the glass at the money exchange with my long-degraded Spanish. It’s really bad. After I finally acquire some pesos, I find a… Continue

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At 5:28am on October 10, 2010, angela said…
My name is miss angela desmond i saw your profile today and became interested in
you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my
email address so i can give you my picture, for you to know whom i am.
Here is my email address( angela5000desmond@yahoo.fr)
I believe we can move from here!
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
( angela5000desmond@yahoo.fr)
At 9:51pm on July 17, 2008, Patty said…
hey Rik.....I'm originally from RI! How's the coffee world there? is there still room for another coffee shop?
At 5:59pm on January 23, 2008, Gerra Harrigan said…
I love a hair helmet! You might want to consider rockin' this look again I bet you could pull it off...

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