One World Cafe & Espresso Bar
967 North High Street, East Haven CT (2 blocks north of T&J Market)
Open 6:30AM to 12:00PM, Monday - Friday
Local Coffee Roaster Opens Specialty Coffee Shop
in a Historic East Haven Property
Serving up velvety shots of organic espresso, a wide assortment of single origin coffees from across the globe, macchiatos, americanos, and fresh pastries, One World Roasters looks to satisfy the need for a cozy coffee shop locals can call their own when it opens the doors of its café to the public in January.
“When people walk in, right away they’ll see the big eco-friendly coffee roaster I use every day and smell the incredible aroma of its freshly roasted coffees brewing in the café,”says owner Eric Ciolino. There’s nothing quite like that in the area, and this kind of direct connection to the customer is a tribute to the building’s history,” he adds.
Ciolino is keenly aware of the property’s unique background in serving not only the community of East Haven, but many parts of Connecticut in the earliest days of the country’s history. Known until recently as the Holt House, built in 1775 by Daniel Holt, a farmer and lieutenant for a militia in the American Revolution, the space has captured local interest as a memento of a past era.
After several generations of ownership by the Holt family, the property was sold to Mrs. Louis Kempter in the early 1900’s who converted the property into a modern dairy farm that produced and distributed 300 quarts of milk each day to residents throughout the town and well beyond.
With the opening of One World Roasters’ coffee shop the building returns to its roots of serving the community and looks to honor those who serve the public everyday. “For the month of January we’re offering first responders — police, fire fighters, EMTs, ambulance personnel, and others, coupons for a free 12 ounce coffee,” says Ciolino. “It’s our way of saying hello, and expressing our desire to be a part of something much greater than ourselves,” he adds.
The organic roastery, which has gradually built a dedicated following since its inception in 2014, also looks to fill a void many organic food and beverage fans in the East Haven area are well aware of. As consumers have become more health-conscious and concerned with sustainability, demand for organic products has exploded internationally and grown at a faster rate than many suppliers can keep up with.
Farm Journal notes that sales of organic products rose 11% over the last year alone, while analysts predict the organic food and beverage market will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 14.8% between 2018 and 2022. The picture this paints is one where customers are not able to get organic goods quickly and sustainably enough, especially in small towns.
Ciolino believes One World Roasters can help meet this need in the local area, while being mindful of their impact globally. “Our customers are very passionate people — they care about the details — how their coffee is grown, how it was sourced, how the people growing it were treated,” he says. All of OWR’s coffees are sourced from small organic farms and certified fair trade.
“I think we bring something special to the table and I cannot wait to share it with the East Haven community,” says Ciolino.
One World Roasters is located at 967 North High Street, East Haven. To learn more about them and their cafe’s opening visit their website, www.oneworldroasters.com.
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One World Roasters
967 North High St,
East Haven CT 06512