Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon to Molten Java Coffee Roasters in Bethel. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of fresh coffee beans.
- For $5, you get $10 worth of burritos and coffee.
Listed in Connecticut Magazine’s Best of Connecticut 2010: Food and Drink as one of the best coffee bars, Molten Java Coffee Roasters energizes lethargic locals with arabica beans freshly prepared and purchased from reputable traders. The café's brigade of baristas roast beans on site just days before serving using a signature "calico" roast and comedic insults from B-list celebrities. Like starting a maze from the finish, every bean purchased can be traced back to its plantation, which ensures the beans are grown under the best conditions. Closet caffeine addicts can partake in privacy with take-home, fill-your-own bags of fresh coffee beans ($12 per pound), which are air-roasted and blended with the calico roast. Pair any coffee with a warm burrito such as the breakfast burrito ($4.50) or Mayan burrito, a mélange of black bean, seasoned rice, salsa, and cheddar prisoners caged in a soft tortilla ($4.75+).
Inside Molten Java, chalkboard menus hang on bright red, green, and yellow walls, and an eclectic mix of chairs and tables with swirled tops dance around the colorful interior. Tap toes to jazz beats every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., or visit the café Thursday nights to watch the amateur guitar-string strumming and vocal-chord wrestling of open mic beginning at 8 p.m.
Connecticut Magazine named Molten Java Coffee Roasters as one of the best coffee bars in Connecticut. Zagat users give it a 100% rating, and 91% of Urbanspooners like it. Eight Yelpers give it an average of four stars.
- This authentic coffeehouse roasts high-quality fair-trade Arabica beans in one-pound micro batches on the premises, resulting in a deliciously rich brew. – Connecticut Magazine
- They roast Fair Trade beans right there in the store -- great staff, awesome food, amazing coffee, funky cool arty interior. – Laura Bora F., Yelp, 3/16/10
102 Greenwood Ave.
Bethel, Connecticut 06801Get Directions