Pin It

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Beans By the Border Brings Java to Newport

Posted By on Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 12:58 PM

click to enlarge Espresso machine at Beans By the Border - COURTESY OF BEANS BY THE BORDER
  • Courtesy of Beans By the Border
  • Espresso machine at Beans By the Border
Last month, Beans By the Border opened inside Newport’s Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center. According to barista Jakob “Royce” Rupp, the new spot offers espresso, cold brew and loose-leaf teas, all made with direct-trade, often organic beans and leaves from A&E Coffee Roastery in Amherst, N.H. Sweets and baked snacks come from Jocelyn & Cinta’s Bake Shop, which is located toward the back of the building.

The coffee stop operates in tandem with the Tasting Center’s Newport Ciderhouse Bar & Grill, which Rupp’s parents, Gemma Dreher and Rhon Rupp, took over earlier this year. That's where Zak Flanigan and Moises Reyes are serving Vermont beef burgers along with specials such lobster-laced risotto and other upscale treats.

Rupp says adding the coffee stop seemed like a good way to “bring more life and diversity to the Newport area.” Right now, it’s drawing more visitors inside the Tasting Center, which stocks local meats, maple syrup and cheeses, along with Vermont-made ciders, wines, spirits, and aperitifs.

“A lot of people see our coffee sign and come in,” Rupp says, “and they end up buying maple products or local cheese, and then do a wine tasting at Eden [Specialty Ciders’] tasting bar. So it’s more than just a coffee shop.”

Tags: , , , ,

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It

Related Locations

About The Author

Hannah Palmer Egan

Hannah Palmer Egan

Hannah Palmer Egan is a food and drink writer at Seven Days.

More by Hannah Palmer Egan


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Latest in Bite Club

Recent Comments

Social Club

Like Seven Days contests and events? Join the club!

See an example of this newsletter...

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2016 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So Champlain St Ste 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation