Coffee: Local Shops, Home Brews + Coffee History
If you’re anything like us, the first thing you do in the morning is make a cup of coffee. Whether you consider it a luxury or a necessity—or both!—we’re taking a deep dive on coffee this week. We’ll explore everyone’s favorite morning ritual with the help of a few coffee nerds, including René Martinez of J. René Coffee Roasters, Kaitlyn O’Keefe of Redding Roasters, plus coffee historian Stewart Lee Allen, and author Jessica Easto. Jessica wrote a manual on how to brew coffee at home. We’re also sharing your shout-outs for the best coffee and coffee roasters in the state.
Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski produced this show.
J. René Martinez – owner of J. René Coffee Roasters in West Hartford
Kaitlyn O’Keefe – owner of Redding Roasters in Bethel
Stewart Lee Allen – author of The Devil’s Cup
Jessica Easto – author of Craft Coffee, A Manual: Brewing a Better Cup at Home