6 Places to Buy Locally Roasted Coffee Beans in Rhode Island
Get your buzz on with a cup from one of these local roasters.
This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.
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
This month, New Harvest plans on moving to a new location at the Farm Fresh Food Hub in Providence, but that won’t change anything about its careful roasting process. New Harvest also built its own Source Direct program, which allows coffee beans to be bought directly from farmers, ensuring they are paid higher than the Fair Trade minimum. Coffee can be bought by the cup or the bag from the New Harvest roastery, which also offers regular classes and tastings.
How to visit: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The details: 999 Main St, Unit 108, Pawtucket, 401-438-1999, 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.
How to visit: Monday to Friday, 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
The details: 250 Bullocks Point, Riverside, 401-919-5779, borealiscoffee.com
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.
How to visit: Providence: Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Charlestown: Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
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 beans and 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 twenty-one flavors of house-brewed iced coffees on tap.
How to visit: Monday to Sunday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
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 no-contact pickup is available at the Providence roasting plant.
How to visit: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The details: 1058 Broad St., Providence, 401-781-7860, millscoffeeroasting.wordpress.com