|681 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620|
|Hours (as of December 2013)|
|Monday - Friday: 7:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Saturday: 8:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Sunday: 12:00PM to 4:00PM for Summer|
|585 442 2180|
|<coffeeconnection681south AT gmail DOT com>|
Coffee Connection is a coffeehouse in the South Wedge operated in conjunction with Project Empower, a nonprofit organization. They roast their own beans in a machine located at the back of the store. All coffee is labeled fair trade. In addition to coffee, the store sells fair trade items imported directly from Peru, including sweaters and hand-made jewelry.
Coffee Connection was formerly known as the "Women's Coffee Connection" because it provides jobs for women looking to (re)enter the workforce. They have a second location in North Winton Village called Greenhouse Cafe. A third location in Charlotte called Cannonball Cafe will be opening in mid-2014.
All locations offer free wifi.
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2007-05-04 23:42:44 I hope I'm not the only one who's been here. I love their coffee and everyone who works there is so nice. Also, and this is IMPORTANT - Skippy makes sandwiches which you can buy, eat, and enjoy during lunch. —RochesterGuy
2007-08-13 20:33:54 Always good! I don't drink coffee, so I can't comment on that, but I love the atmosphere, the hot cocoa is great, and the staff is friendly. —MandieCaton
2007-09-28 14:57:30 In my opinion the coffee here is excellent, and the atmosphere is very comfortable. —EricLarsson
2008-05-03 16:06:50 I was here with 2 friends today and we didn't like it. The coffee was good but we did not like the staff. We went outside to sit at a table after getting coffee and when one person mentioned he didn't like the staff the rest of us then mentioned that we felt the same but didn't know if it was "just us" (individually). We all felt rushed and unwelcomed, we wished we had walked a few more steps down to Open Face. —ChillaxinRoc
2008-06-18 09:18:05 This is where I get my coffee beans. Good, locally roasted, and nearby. It's what keeps me awake. —RyanTucker
2011-06-17 18:39:10 great coffee and friendly staff ill definitely be back again! —sammieG
2013-04-04 09:05:55 This might be the best coffee beans in the city. Lots of beautiful crema when I press their beans into a cup at home. —Craftykette
2015-04-01 21:33:23 Great coffee, friendly staff, free wifi. I got some coffee beans and a few of the staff were loudly commenting on the hassle of not having a scale at the front of the store - it was a little awkward. I support their mission and think they have a great product so I will be back. Note to management: put the scale in the front of the store so your team doesn't have to leave the floor when measuring beans. —smlusk