HVCT is a small business in the Capital Region of New York, with the company office in Guilderland, NY and soon a retail cafe in Downtown Schenectady, NY.
Here are some of our milestones so far:
Summer 2016 – The brand was first introduced via Facebook.
March 11, 2017 – The online store opened, powered by Shopify.
October 15, 2017 – HVCT made their physical introduction to the Downtown Schenectady Community at the Jay Street Marketplace Harvest Festival. It was a lot of fun connecting with the local community. Our Almond + Orange flavored green tea sold like CRAZY! We completely sold out.
October 23, 2017 – Nikki P’s Pizza-Deli-Bakery of Rotterdam, NY began offering an assortment of HVCT products on display in their bakery section. Nikki P’s is your one-stop shop for your family dinner – grab a pizza and wings, an assortment of pastries and cheesecake, and a bag of HVCT coffee. Your whole family will thank you!
Holiday Promotion 2017 – HVCT offered the first major contest with the grand prize of FREE COFFEE FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR! The mystery flavor was Chestnuts Roasting and the lucky grand prize winner was Jason G. of Colonie, NY. Congrats!
December 9-10, 2017 – HVCT returned to Downtown Schenectady for the Jay Street Marketplace Holiday Bazaar.
May 2018 to Oct 2018 – HVCT opened up shop for the season on the Jay Street Marketplace! Open each Sunday from 10am-2pm serving coldbrew coffee + tea, hot coffee + tea, macarons, and retail packaged coffee, tea, chocolates and more! Market runs each Sunday from May to October.
Dec 1, 2018 – Geo, owner, was featured on the cover of Kobey Lawton: Klearly Magazine! A full interview and photos of both Geo and High Voltage products spread the pages of the 12th issue, closing out the 1st year.
December 7-8, 2017 – HVCT returned to Downtown Schenectady for the 2nd Annual Jay Street Marketplace Holiday Bazaar.
Jan 17, 2019 – While the Schenectady cafe location is still in the works, an opportunity came up to open a mini cafe in Colonie Center mall. Marie, Specialty Leasing Manager, approached the HVCT team at the Schenectady Farmer’s Market over the summer and spent the next few months communicating with Geo over email. On January 17th, the lease was signed! HVCT will spend the first month selling packaged products off a cart while local company Urban Industrial Design builds a cube kiosk.
Ongoing – HVCT is working with Plank construction and Prime Management companies to develop the first of many retail cafe locations in the brand new Electric City building – located on the busy downtown intersection of State & Erie (where the former Bangkok Bistro / Thai Thai Bistro was located).