After consulting with the owner of Cosmic Cup, Troy Reynard, we decided to source our coffee from New Harvest Roasters.
Ever since we opened the Brew Works, we’ve wanted to provide our customers with the best, local, sustainable food we could find and we succeeded. The challenge inherent with the Coffee Works is knowing that we can’t buy coffee locally. We had to increase our reach, and in doing so we found New Harvest Roasters. They share our belief that our food should always be produced in an atmosphere that promotes sustainability and care for both workers and customers.
We really liked New Harvest’s idea of source direct. We could spend all day explaining how awesome it is, but we’ll let them tell you.
We started building our Source Direct program in 2007 by traveling to coffee farms in South and Central America. Our goal was to connect directly with small farms that produced great coffee and create lasting relationships with responsible producers who invested in their land and their workers. As artisan roasters, we need to connect with small producers to develop the highest quality coffee. We started out as a roaster of primarily organic and Fair Trade coffees, so naturally we hoped to find coffees that met this criteria. What we discovered is that great coffee produced under sustainable conditions does not always bear the imprimatur of a third-party certification. Both organic and Fair Trade certification is expensive, and not necessarily in the best interest of producers who have the best of intentions. New Harvest Coffee Roasters
What appeals to us so much is that they aren’t nearly as concerned with labels as they are with awesome, sustainable products. We are unbelievably happy to have found a company that relates with our philosophy and sends us some truly awesome products.
This goes to show again that the best tasting food and (now) coffee is always made in an environment that promotes the well-being of workers and customers.