Vincent Federici

Company: Drumroll Coffee Roasters

Location: Wethersfield

Company/organization description

Drumroll Coffee Roasters is your central Connecticut source for organic, specialty grade coffees from around the world. We select the highest quality coffee beans, then roast them in small batches at our shop in the heart of historic Old Wethersfield.

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?

We opened 7/31/20 and have been overwhelmed by the excitement, generosity and loyalty shown by the town of Wethersfield, its residents and all of our loyal customers from across Connecticut and the entire country! It is an undertaking to launch during a pandemic, but our customers have been amazing. We’ve made 2770 sales to 1700 customers, established wholesale accounts and partnerships with nine local businesses in the Greater Hartford area.

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Main Street - local business focus

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

We have been supported by the Old Wethersfield Shopkeepers Association and are members of the Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce. We’re grateful for the support of Mayor Mike Rell and Director of Planning and Economic Development Peter Gillespie.

Nominator Justification

Vincent successfully opened Drumroll Coffee Roasters at 217 Main St., Wethersfield, CT. He roasts organic, specialty grade coffee onsite. His shop is a destination for coffee lovers and brought Small Business attention to Main St. Opened 7/31/20, Drumroll has grown to partner with Main Street Creamery, Grange Fresh, River: A Waterfront Restaurant, Indulge by Palazzo, and soon TJs Burritos. His roasts were used in Phantom Brewing beer & cocktails/dessert at The Charles... all during a pandemic!

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