7 Places to Buy Locally Roasted Coffee Beans in Rhode Island

Get your buzz on with a cup from one of these local roasters. 
Coffee Roaster Cooling Batch Of Beans

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Don’t ruin your day with a bad cup of coffee. Get the perfect pour every time when you choose a shop that roasts its own beans. 

New Harvest Coffee Roasters 

New Harvest’s brand new roastery, at the Farm Fresh hub, features all your favorite coffee drinks plus cocktails to boot. Don’t forget to check out New Harvest’s Source Direct program, which allows consumers to buy coffee beans directly from farmers, ensuring they are paid higher than the Fair Trade minimum. 

The details: 10 Sims Ave., Unit 101, Providence, newharvestcoffee.com

Borealis Coffee Company 

This small batch roastery got its start providing coffee to film crews on set. Stop by the company’s Riverside cafe for coffee options from Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Rwanda and all over the world. 

The details: 250 Bullocks Point, Riverside, 401-919-5779, borealiscoffee.com 

Dave’s Coffee

You can always go to Dave’s for a cup of coffee, but you could also go for a bottle of signature coffee syrup. Made from freshly roasted beans that are cold brewed and simmered with tapioca syrup and pure cane sugar, this coffee syrup is perfect for a classic Rhode Island coffee milk. 

The details: 341 S. Main St., Providence, 401-521-1973; 5193 Old Post Rd., Charlestown, 401-315-2160, davescoffee.com 

Downeast Coffee Roasters 

With a roastery in Pawtucket, Downeast provides beans to restaurants and grocers across New England. Shop the website for a global variety of unique blends. 

The details: 800-345-2007, downeastcoffee.com 

TLC Coffee Roasters 

At TLC, blends like French Toast, S’mores, Sea Salt Caramel Mocha, Chocolate Raspberry and Snickerdoodle are roasted daily on premises and beans can be bought by the pound online. Don’t want to make coffee at home? The cafe has an entire wall of house-brewed iced coffees on tap. 

The details: 3362 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, 401-284-0501, tlccoffeeroasters.com 

Mills Coffee Roasters 

Founded in 1860, Mills Coffee is one of the oldest family-owned roasters in the country. The extensive menu offers single origin, decaf, blended and flavored coffees. Orders can be placed online and pickup is available at the Providence roasting plant. 

The details: 1058 Broad St., Providence, 401-781-7860, millscoffeeroasting.wordpress.com  


The Coffee Exchange

The Coffee Exchange has been perfecting its service and coffee quality for thirty-seven years, serving sustainable coffee since 1984 . Hipsters and locals share the trendy spot and all of the wonderful roasted scents that fill it. Inside, discover everything a coffee enthusiast could ever want; coffee makers are for sale beside a case of more than two dozen different ground and whole bean blends. For those who enjoy some fresh air, there’s a deck outside for people watching. Snag a table inside and listen to smooth music and quiet conversations.

The details: 207 Wickenden St., Providence, 401-273-1198, sustainablecoffee.com


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