J.Rene Coffee Roasters are taking coffee to the next level in the twenty-tens (teens?) Located upstairs at 485 New Park Ave, J.Rene Coffee is a place where you can not only get the best coffee in town (and if you're lucky, a free latte) but also a coffee education if you desire.
The proprietor and namesake of the shop Jose Rene Martinez Onofre is outgoing and friendly and welcomes visitors entering the shop as if they were old friends. Jose Rene, Hartford resident, will answer any of your questions about coffee, explain how to use any of the many different coffee preparation machines available throughout the shop and recommend a bean based on your coffee preferences.
Once in the shop you realize immediately that it is a serious coffee shop. Coffee machines of all kinds can be found throughout the shop. If not busy with a customer, J.Rene and his staff are busy roasting beans right in the shop.While some serious coffee connoisseurs frequent the shop, amateurs such as ourselves are made to feel welcome and not intimidated. Walking around and browsing the shelves we saw at least a half a dozen coffee preparation machines that made us feel a little embarrassed about our Cuisinart "Two-To-Go."
For a truly great coffee experience or perhaps just a stocking stuffer for the coffee connoisseur on your shopping list, make time to support local business run by a Hartford resident and check out J.Rene Coffee Roasters. Hours are Saturday 9am-3pm. The shops phone number is 860-578-5093 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.