In a classic Rhode Island mill, near what most historians suggest are the origins of the American industrial revolution, another revolution of a sort is brewing – literally. Begun at the start of this new millennium, New Harvest Coffee Roasters represent a completely different approach to both coffee, and to the relationship between business owners, workers, and suppliers. In the first decade of the 19th Century children were the labor that powered the new textile mills of colonial America. Working, eating and sleeping in mill villages, these children were entirely at the mercy of the mill owners who could work them as long and pay them as little as they wanted. Today New Harvest is not only concerned with the welfare of its workers, but...

Though coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, you might not be as familiar with coffee oil. These natural oils sometimes referred to as the essence or extract, can be used in many applications. For example, you might be able to use them to create perfumes. However, coffee extract is most commonly used in cooking, featuring in many recipes. To make extract yourself, you’ll need to get the highest quality ingredients. You can find an excellent ground coffee analysis here, to help you find the right option for you. Let’s look at some of the methods that you might want to explore...