We take a simplistic approach to our coffee.
First, we take well-sourced beans and carefully roast them small-batch style. Then, we wait impatiently for the Broad Street Market to open in the morning [insert restless foot-tapping here]. As the day dawns and our customers trickle in, we greet, grind, and brew for them. Our goal is to impart perfection in each cup. Our beans are prepared either through the Chemex or the Hario v60 Pour Over. We also have a Simonelli Aurelia on hand for our espresso drinks. We don't do any of that other automated brewing stuff [no apologies]. We believe that good coffee, crafted carefully, stands alone. Try it for yourself, because, in the end, we do this all for you.
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PROPRIETOR & ROASTER
The mastermind behind Elementary, Andrea is a coffee artist, coffee roaster, and coffee enthusiast. Before starting the company in November of 2014, she had three years of extensive knowledge in the trade and two years experience in coffee roasting (on a little Diedrich). Her descension into coffee also included blog-writing (a Wordpress that no one ever read), festival classes, and a lot of nerdy experimentation. Her favorite roast-style is Cinnamon-City and current drink: a necessity-fashioned drink, coined the "Forté". Hint: it's really a miniature Americano.
Ryan, a self-employed artist and illustrator, is passionate about family, music, cinema, coffee, and cocktails. When not behind the bar crafting espresso beverages at Elementary Coffee, he can be found gadding about Midtown in search of a good beverage, brewing the perfect Chemex in his kitchen, spending time with his partner and kids, or making art in his home studio. His work has been featured in numerous galleries, and he has done freelance design for local businesses and organizations like the Burg, Frederic Loraschi, and ZerØDay. Ryan's favorite beverage at Elementary is The Swamp Thing. Although he adores Halloween and all things spooky, he admits that a zombie apocalypse would send him straight into a panic attack.
Zachary Moser was born on a brisk January morning in Harrisburg, PA. After a terrific public school education, he moved to Los Angeles to study film, earning himself an associate degree. He has served time at the Colonial Park Mall, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, and is currently serving his parole at the Midtown Cinema. In his free time, Zack enjoys the sound of animals crunching fresh leaves in the fall. His favorite drink at Elementary is coffee. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, he would steal gasoline and use it as currency. If you would like to know more you can speak to a representative at participating locations.
When she's not biking through Midtown or catching up with a friend over coffee, Wren can most often be found outdoors. She loves climbing, bouldering, and trail running, and is happiest surrounded by trees or with chalk dust on her hands. A long-time resident of Harrisburg, Wren loves meeting new people and engaging with the Broad Street Market's diverse stream of customers. Black cold brew or Chemex is her drink of choice. In addition to coffee, Wren nannies and models for Stash, a local vintage shop. In her free time if she's not climbing or taking a road trip with friends, she's probably cooking something delicious, watching Insecure, or podcasting it up.
Hanni is an obsessive personality with a passion for creative collaboration. If you haven't seen them behind the Elementary espresso bar, you've probably seen them on the street corner, hula hooping in full drag. They are an artist and educator at Open Stage of Harrisburg and the co-founder/artistic director of Sundae Best Variety Show. No matter where they travel, they always order a latte.
Though new to Harrisburg as of the last two years, Jo has come to love the Midtown Community and the Broad Street Market. She has worked in customer service for the last six years but Elementary was her first experience with craft coffee, hand-brewing, and espresso. Her drink of choice is a perfectly balanced gibraltar. Jo studied Liberal Arts and English at Northampton Community College and hopes someday to pursue writing and further education. For now, she contents herself with dabbling in illustration, avid reading, and frenzied journaling. Her cat contents himself with hiding all the writing implements.