Jesse Harriott’s new project Copper Horse Coffee Roasters to campaign on Kickstarter
The friendly face of Jesse Harriott has become a welcome fixture at American coffee trade shows over the years. Jesse volunteers wherever he can. and has became completely instrumental in the growth of Coffee Fest’s America’s Best Coffeehouse Competition. Jesse, who is a longtime resident of Louisville, Ky., and who has been largely responsible for the epic growth of the city’s specialty-coffee scene as a proponent of coffee community, wrote to tell me that he and his family will be leaving Louisville soon. They’re super sad about it—but they’re also pretty excited. Why? Because Jesse, along with two coffee friends, Kristian Woodall (Carriage House Café) and Caleb Scott have been talking and dreaming about starting a small-batch coffee roastery in Ithaca, New York.
And they’re finally going to do it.
“We will service many of the smaller businesses in the region who serve coffee,” says Jesse. “We will also be selling coffee to people that visit our roastery and tasting room as well as out and about at farmers markets. Our mission at Copper Horse Coffee Roasters is to source specialty coffee in a very transparent and sustainable way while roasting coffee with the utmost care in small 10-20 pound batches connecting our family of coffee farmers and importers with our family of customers through sharing the simple fun of great coffee and the story behind each coffee.”