Last Saturday I visited a local coffee roaster in West Hartford, CT. I'd been wanting to ever since I saw this sign, but they are only open a few hours on Saturday and I hadn't had the opportunity. It turns out the actual name is J. René Coffee Roasters, LLC. They have a shop in this factory outlet building.
Banana cream and blueberry cobbler whole bean coffees
This is what I brought home. The jar contains the blueberry cobbler coffee. They were just made and the aromas are irresistible. I'm drinking through the blueberry now, and it tastes just as good as it smells.
J. René demonstrating espresso making.
The roasting area.
That's where they keep the flavor syrups as well, and they'll make flavored coffee right there on request. They currently use Brazilian coffee for their flavored coffee.
Roasted coffee and coffee makers
The Twist device turned out to be a handheld espresso machine. Coffee goes in the bottom hemisphere, hot water in the top, and there's compressed carbon dioxide in the handle that forces the hot water through the coffee, which J. René was demonstrating in the other photos.