New Harvest Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||East Providence, Rhode Island|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Tawar basin, Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||August 2003|
Blind Assessment: Both Ken and co-taster Willem Boot remarked on the vanilla- and floral-toned aroma. Once to the cup, however, neither was impressed. For Willem "chocolate-bitter flavor and aftertaste" in the small cup and "spicy and slightly oniony in milk." Ken found the coffee rather lean-bodied and thin with roasty, sharp tones in the small cup, though rounder and fatter in milk. Willem 82, Ken 82.
Notes: Certified Fair Traded and organically grown. New Harvest is a quality-oriented specialty roaster specializing in Fair-Trade coffees. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those supportive of the struggling small farmers caught in the middle in the revolt-torn province of Aceh, particularly if those concerned buyers enjoy an aromatic, sharply roasty espresso.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2003 tasting report: Not Your Ordinary Espressos