roastin', ridin', slidin,' bustin' knuckles waking up with a smile on my face...

Friday, December 6, 2013

Harry and Beans Coffee at Congress Hall's Winter Wonderland

Got a booth going down there slinging Harry&Beans Coffee, check it out Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays till the new year!! Website for Congress Hall in Cape May here

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Harry and Beans Coffee now at White Horse Wine & Spirits

Just dropped off a fresh batch of Harry and Beans Coffee @ White Horse Wine and Spirits!
They've just expanded into some primo retail space and have added a fully stocked local market with all kinds of neat stuff like artisinal cheese, pasta, sauces check 'em out online here
or better yet pop into there store at 676 white Horse Pike in Absecon!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Engine in and a coupla new blends

Last night, the bike got finished---well mostly the battery was dead so I couldn't start it but I think it came out great. many thanks to a great guy who will remain nameless for making it all come together, thanks brother.
On another note, I spent this morning adding a couple new favorites to the store so check 'em out.
Black Gold was on yesterday at the Saturday open house hang out and everybody really liked it so its officially a winner. Its a bit of a dry blend, think Nicaraguan, Peru, Honduras and a couple of other tricks thrown in there so its on the bold side. I also added a new/old decaf that I usually have kicking around the roastery but keep getting sidetracked and never put it on the site. Frequent Harry & Beans customers know how great this decaf is and I got hooked on it this summer so I didnt get cracked out this summer during market season. Dark and delicious you can totally fool your friends this tastes so close to 'real' coffee.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Harley Update

Brought the new motor home the other night, very excited to get the bike back together...I can say Ive never had a passenger quite this heavy or expensive

Friday, August 30, 2013

Summer Sunsets

...can't believe it is labor day weekend's some sunsets from the past couple weeks...enjoy tha weekend

Friday, August 23, 2013

Farmer's Market Rainbow at Steve and Cookies on Thursday

...only one more week to go, thursday's 8:30am-12:30pm in Steve and Cookies parking lot

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Harry and Beans Coffee trailer #2 in the works...

Look for this mini setup at farmers markets and events soon....stay tuned!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Harry and Beans Coffee now available at Chill @ 301 Beach Ave. in Cape May!!!

Just finished a new blend for a great smoothie and crepe joint in cape may. they wanted something dark with chocolate notes so I've been messing around with some new stuff and this new blend was born. I am really pleased with the results so check 'em out in Cape May and on facebook here

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Doubleheader @ Harry and Beans Coffee

Check out Harry and Beans Coffee twice on tuesdays....Sea Isle City in the morning and West Cape May after 3pm. Fresh Roasted Coffee beans ground to your desires, the best iced coffee you ever tasted and healthy carrot,kale,lemon and ginger juice straight outta tha trailer

Harry and Beans Coffee new blend for Sunrise Cafe

So I did up a blend for O.C.'s newest deli/breakfast/lunch joint...strong yet smooth. Costa Rican, Malawi and Honduras round out some of the special components of this strong yet smooth blend. Check them out here on facebook link or better yet at 949 asbury

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Blend for Quahogs in Stone Harbor

One of the best places to grab some unique seafood in Stone Harbor is Quahog's. Argentinian influenced seafood favorites in a very warm, neat casual atmosphere...well now you can check out a dark new blend from Harry and Beans Coffee. Smooth, dark and rich, this blend is awesome producing a beautiful crema right out of a commercial coffee pot which is freakin' awesome. So go catch some great eats at a great place with some great coffee!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Harry and Beans Coffee at Summer Farmers Markets

Starting next week, I'll be down in Sea Isle on Tuesdays 7:30am -1PM, West Cape May Tuesday from 3-7pm. On Thursdays in Margate 8am-12:30PM and on Sundays, I'll be in Stone Harbor from 7:30am-12pm....if ya can't catch up with me at any of those venues, on Saturdays I'll be in the roastery cooking up fresh beans most of the day some time after breakfast. Happy Summer everybody!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New Dragonfly Blend @ the Dragonfly Wellness Studio

Just cooked up a new blend for the yoga/massage/good food co-op down the street...I did up some milder stuff with a bit of Fair Trade Organic Honduras/Mexican(???) ha ha anyway they also have a higher test version of this blend as well. So go get massaged, yogafied and caffienated all at the same time right here in Oceanview! Their website: Dragonfly Website

Thursday, May 23, 2013

New El Cocinera Blend at The Red Store in Cape May Point

Photos of The Red Store, Cape May Point
This photo of The Red Store is courtesy of TripAdvisor
....I've known Lucas for a long time, I was really excited to do up a blend for him...
el cocinera means a collaboration between a chef and a roaster...
This blend is full bodied, not in the least bit bitter--alot of times when you take away really acidic coffee all your left with is bland, nutty I have been really experimenting with dark, rich and smooth and this blend really nails it. Go check 'em out in Cape May Point ...breakfast, lunch and dinner-plus you can even by a bag and take it home!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tuckahoe Brewing Co. wins NJ best beer with Harry and Beans Coffee

Here's the link
About a year ago or so Tuckahoe Brewing opened up next door to the roastery. Pretty soon thereafter they approached me about making a coffee stout(think guiness wtih coffee notes if you're not a beer nerd)...
anyway  I really enjoyed the process, some days too much but anyway they took home the gold for the whole state of NJ! So I am really proud of them and happy to have contributed the coffee side of things. So come check them out for a taste and a growler fill and don't be afraid to pop into the roastery either...check em on saturdays after 12pm.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

In blends,new places to buy coffee I've been really busy at the factory doing custom blends for some new accounts and old.
There's a really great place down at Cape May Point that I'm wrassling up a new blend for so I am going back to my strong yet smooth motto and making it happen. I pulled the final test shot through my espresso maker this morning so now I'll run it through the drip coffee maker today to make sure its right.
FTO Costa is heavilly involved in this blend with various stages of roasting to get it where I want it and of course where the customer  wants it. Location and blend premiere coming forthright. Meanwhile I have about six other new blends I am working on for some other new places to eat and such so needless to say I'm over caffienated...
I got a neat little citrusy blend I'm working on for the spring/summer to pair with the lighter summer fare at Steve & Cookies in Margate.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fiona met the Governor today her school got cracked during Sandy so they just got back in- so down he came...
hilarious questions these kids asked him,.... much more entertaining then the usual press conference...I wonder if it was easier or harder for him?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Salt Magazine feature on Harry and Beans Coffee

I'll let the pictures do the talking but David from Salt magazine came out to the roastery to take some photos, drink some coffee and chat it up. Its a really beautiful magazine with exquisite photography...I know its rare , a photo of me actually working...check out Salt magazine at
Here's some  of the pics

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The quest for non-gmo pizza

Been trying out making pizza, pretty fun...this one came out good. I could use a little help with the crust-right now its kinda a matter of eyeballing some basic ingredients...a bit chewy

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Observations on being late to the party back from vacation, first off this fin is the bomb-it's a bullet fin about 9" or so and has this bulbous formation at the base. I got this fin in a complicated three way surfboard trade a couple years ago and used it a couple times but it hummed like crazy at high speed-drove me nuts live a beehive strapped under the back of the board. So on a whim, I took this lunatic fin down to Playa Guionnes with some 80 grit sandpaper and began to modify. Wow! No more hum and a nice tight flex pattern, lovely... can't praise this fin enough, its awesome. I can't believe I wrote this thing off as a gimmick for so long.
Second, I forgot to hit up the library for a couple books for the hot afternoons down there and I snagged this novel from the eighties...holy smokes this guy is way entertaining, best book I've read in a long time.Alot of satire in here, legit stream of consciousness stuff-kinda like a modern faulkner or something...I really laughed out loud about 50 times...where have I been can't believe I never heard of Don Delillo's White Noise....
you can borrow my copy if you bring me something cool to read.
Thirdly these crocs are the best shoes on earth! I can't believe I said it but I did. Comfy comfy comfy comfy
and they make standing in the factory all day ultra bearable. I must take this opportunity to apologize to everyone from ohio that visits and I snickered at their crocs but you all are genius, I praise you.
Finally this song I can't get enough of Yppah----
anyway I'm back to work.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Harry and Beans Coffee is closed until February 15th
...I'll be out of the country for a bit, saw this awful (good) movie and finally found a fairing like this for my bike, can't wait to put it on, so enjoy! Mike Douglas on a bike who woulda thought? bit of profanity at the end so adjust your volume