Hey y’all! It’s now nearing the end of winter and we are ready to emerge from our cocoon as a beautiful new coffee colored butterfly. We’ll be opening our SECOND LOCATION in May at the corner of State and 2nd St in downtown Harrisburg. Just ordered our 3 group Arduino lever machine and a couple of turntables! We’re really jazzed!
The new roasting garage is now firing on all cylinders. We’ve a lot more control over airflow with the new 25lb roaster and it’s starting to show in the offerings. Quite excited about some of the new Centrals coming down the pipe. We should really be able to hit those high sweet notes.
We’ll post pictures soon! Also a slew of new coffees in the next week! Also, going to Mexico for a wedding and some recon. XOXO
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD …
10/11/12 The eagle has landed! Our new large roaster is in a crate, in a garage, waiting!!!
08/31/12 Proletarians of all countries, go to the shore. CLOSED LABOR DAY Monday! Open the rest of the weekend.
07/19/12 Hey yall! We’re still thriving and surviving, striving and obliging. The sweetness of our coffees is only matched by the sweetness of our patrons. THANKs!! We are open every day until 2pm!!
sat and sun 8-2
Yall clamored for 7 days and it happened! Cold jars and NOLA cold brew every day of the week. Happy summer!
01/02/12 Happy New Year guys. Lots in store for this year, stay tuned!!!
11/01/11 The first month of shop ownership has been amazing. So many warm new friends and coffee stalwarts! We feel happy to be seemingly delivering on the promise of the best coffee ever. We have some massive coffees coming in soon, and some neat events. Pop on over to Facebook and we’ll keep you posted. Also check out our shop if you’ve not been by. It’s fun and it’s here.
10/05/11 Phew! Sorry for the delay y’all. We now have a shop! It seems to be amazing and always filled with amazing people. We think this is good! Anyway come see us at 1836 Green St, Harrisburg PA. We’re open MON-FRI 6:45am to 2:00pm & SAT 8:00am to 2:00pm. We’ll be open some other times for fun events soon!! Also, some really striking coffees coming down the pipeline . . . will update the offerings soon!
07/14/11 We here at Little Amps HQ are getting the correct amount of sleep now so that we can run run run in the near future. We are energized, stoked, confident and terrified to be having a baby and opening a new shop in the next two months. August 21st is the official baby date, and October 1st is our official grand opening at 1836 Green! Yep, it’s a lot, but we are still relatively young I guess. We’ve been tearing through our bean supply and are poised to drive up to the port O’Bayonne for an amazing Ethiopian Harrar delivery and a few other awesome bags. Baby will travel with us only spirit!
Okay, gotta run and order some strollers, espresso demitasse cups, crib covers, recyclable little amps bags, white noise machines, amazing LPs for the shop, cute one-sies, and a ton of french presses. Bye Bye! Order some coffee!
06/08/11 Wow, what a whirlwind of activity!! Let’s start with our recent trip to NYC . . . we filled the Hyundai up with a requisite load of amazing beans, but we also stopped by Counter Culture Headquarters in Manhattan to pickup our very gently used (at the northeast regional Barista Championships) Victoria Arduino Leva 2 group! Check it out! Shout out to Lou from Nuova Simonelli who helped carry this fine machine across 6th Avenue traffic!
We also rapped with Gwilym Davies, a sweet dude who pulls shots on these in London here and got some great tips. He was on an espresso “tour” which sounds fun. Looking forward to installation later this summer at our future retail space and roastery. . . 1836 Green Street. The papers are signed and the crew is rocking. Pavement is torn, wood floors considered, angles measured, windows added etc etc! We really gotta take our camera down there for you!
Also, just got back from Tulum, Mexico, which does not have a great roaster at this moment. Little Amps South?
04/21/11 Spring is humming! We’re busy brewing our first cold pressed mason jars coffees of the season and feeling generally awesome. We’re gearing up for summertime market, planning our next bean run to NYC, and doing some big time planning for our first public shop!!! Blueprints are ruling on the dining room table, and we’re really stoked to be working with an awesome team on this project. STAY TUNED!! We will be busy, but we’ll always have time for you.
Also, having a baby! Can you believe it?
03/07/11 As the pre-spring flooding commences around here, please rest assured that our bean depot is well above the waterline. They are high and dry (actually stored at about 40% humidity) and getting stoked to be roasted. Warm welcome to the very sweet and dreamy Ethiopian beans from the Bonko mill in Sidama. They’ve weathered the voyage to Harrisburg quite well and we’re throwing down the first production roast tomorrow!
01/18/11 Had a great trip last weekend to the island of Manhattan where we stumbled upon RBC NYC, a really great coffee shop featuring beans from a bunch of awesome roasters, and lots of different preparation methods. We got a crash course on the parameters they use for single serving (v60) drip preparation, and enjoyed some sweet brews from Coava Coffee Roasters. It’s interesting to see how different folks are doing things! We also enjoyed a few cups at Gimme Coffee prepared in the Clever Dripper. They took some time to explain their methods to us, and it was interesting to see a slightly finer grind AND a longer extraction time than we’ve been using on any coffees around the Little Amps Labs! Next time we’ll have to take pictures of these sweet shops for y’all! Just looking at them made us want to get into our own public space!
12/15/10 JUST GOT BACK from the port of NYC . . . the Lumina was loaded down with beans from awesome lots of wet-hulled organic Java Taman Dadar and Sumatra Gayo, and a truly execeptional lot of Tanzanian Peaberry Ruvuma. Also roasting the El Salvador Siberia Bourbon estate! It’s like an old friend . . . a really good old friend you have over for breakfast (SOLD OUT thank you). Thanks for your support; we hadn’t planned to go bean shopping for another couple of weeks, but stores were low!