J.René Coffee Roasters on 320 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT is a great place to experience amazing coffee and conversation. This artisanal cafe is equally concerned with providing a social experience as they are with providing a truly delectable cup of coffee. J.René is a wonderful gathering place and supports creative, cultural and community development through facilitating events such as the performing arts, lectures, and informal gatherings.
One notable offering is the weekly free educational coffee cupping class offered every Thursday at 6:30. The class educates participants about the world of specialty coffee, J.René’s quality control processes, offers a Q&A session to answer any coffee-related inquiry guests may have.
J.René Coffee Roasters serves impeccable espresso to be enjoyed on its own or in a handcrafted latte, cappuccino, or other espresso-based beverage. For the purists, J.René offers a range of intriguing coffee brewing methods you don’t see every day. These include French press, siphon pot coffee, and pour-over methods including Kalita Wave, Hario V60, and Chemex.
Head roaster and owner, José René Martinez, oversees the coffee program in its entirety. He began roasting in 2006 and has received awards from national competitions for the craft, including placing 11th out of 48 in the 2019 US Roasters Championships Semi-Finals.
An ever-changing daily selection of sweet and savory pastries is also available. Pastries are made in house or sourced from local artisan bakeries.
Due to the popularity of the first location on Park Rd, J.René Coffee Roasters has opened a second location in West Hartford Center at 58 LaSalle Road that shares a space with the popular kitchen store, Cookshop Plus.
Coffee With A Conscience
You can feel good about every delicious cup of J.René Coffee Roasters knowing that each purchase of Victus Coffee supports non-profit sports organizations. These organizations are dedicated to youth empowerment, advocacy, wellness, and community. Some the beneficiaries of these donations include the Connecticut Cycling Advancement and Team Rwanda Cycling.
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