Rocanini Coffee Roasters is a 1,700 square foot coffee shop, located on the corner of Moncton Street and No. 1 Road. Their goal is to roast beans to their highest potential. Rocanini's special siphon coffee is very popular in Japan and in the United States and Rocanini's baristas are specially trained to brew the handcrafted coffees offered on the menu. The menu also features high quality teas and pastries baked fresh daily for Rocanini.
We walked by this Italian Coffee Roaster and Cafe one sunny day and was drawn in by it high ceiling, ostentatious decor. However, we were greeted warmly and offered a sample. The Baristas was polite and very knowledgeable. The first taste was good and we ended up staying and ordering very good hand crafted coffees around $3 to $4 each. There was a short wait as the coffee was slowly coaxed through a traditional siphon system. It was interesting experience and as we sat down to enjoy our coffees, we noticed a steady stream of loyal customers. Rocanini is an coffee experience. The restaurant is large with ample seating and lots of filtered lighting. It is both charming and inviting. They offer pastries, whole beans and coffee supplies and equipment. I almost wished for clones of Rocanini in my area.
I ordered a coffee today.
Until today, I thought McDonalds had the worse coffee imaginable. Rocanini's however takes 1st place as the worse coffee I've ever tasted in my lifetime. Like the previous reviewer, I also had to throw my coffee in the garbage. It was simply dreadful. That was a wasted 3.00!
This cafe may have an italian name, but it's definitely NOT made by people who are coffee connaisseurs.
I emailed the company for a refund of 3.35. Hopefully will get my money back.
Service was good, and nice place to sit in....next time, will buy my coffee at Starbucks, and sit here to drink it!
With a coupon in hand for a FREE Pastry with purhase of Siphon Coffee, I was excited to see what the "newest" brewing technique in the coffee industry was about. (Note: Brewing coffee by siphon method, also known as vaccum coffee making, has been around since 1830, invented by Berlin's Loeff.)
Upon watching the brewing method, it's quite a novelty to see what's looks to be a chemistry experiment with its 2 glass bottles, water, ground coffee and "flame". Time to make coffee from time of payment was around 7 minutes. Cost is $8.00 for the coffee.
Moment of truth about the taste: Mediocre. Tasted a little watered down for me. Not "robust" enough for me. Espresso making using stovetop supercede coffee made by siphon method. However the entertainment value of watching the coffee-making process by siphon process, was worth the use of the coupon, which included any free pastry!
I was excited to try this spot as I have been to similar places in the States. The spot is nice and the deor is very cool, but I threw the coffee in the garbage. It was one of the worst coffees I have ever had. In addition the staff seemed confused and disorganized and two or three people were working on he same coffee. Plus once had ordered and paid and was waiting they told me they were sold out of the coffee I had ordered. All in all it was a terrible experience.