I happen to think you can’t have enough coffee options. Helping me test this hypothesis is the city of New Haven, and newcomer Jitter Bus Coffee. Unlike its bricks and mortar competitors, Jitter Bus is a bus serving serving single origin coffee solely from Connecticut roasters with a selection Whole G baked goods.
Like its name proclaims, the business is housed within a former (and slightly aging) school bus painted jet black and retrofitted with an espresso maker, all of which can best be described as “appropriately grungy.” Driving the business is a friendly and young trio of seasoned barristas: Dan Barletta, Paul Crosby, and Andrew Mesioiris.
Their key differentiator in a city with plenty of coffee competitiors, is twofold: Jitter Bus Coffee is a mobile business, and they have a strong allegiance to Connecticut roasters. During my recent visit aboard the bus, they were serving single origins from Happy Life Coffee in New Haven, Giv Coffee in Canton, and Saccuzzo Coffee in Newington.
“We try to be as discerning as possible about where we source our coffee from because we think farmers aren’t getting their fair share,” said Andrew Mesioiris.