Locally-owned and operated handcrafted beverage shop brings specialty coffee drinks, signature AJ’s RUSH energy drink, upbeat service and signature style.



Aroma Joe’s, one of the nation’s leading handcrafted beverage chains, announces their new location in Bristol, Connecticut, at 1235 Farmington Avenue. This 800 square foot drive-thru location features handcrafted coffee and espresso drinks, unique flavor infusions, signature AJ’s RUSH® Energy Drinks and all-day food options. This new location is owned and operated by Mark MacGregor, Henry Laughlin and Clayton Prugh. 


“I grew up in Rochester, N.H., and was a frequent visitor of the first Aroma Joe’s location there in 2001,” said Aroma Joe’s franchisee Mark MacGregor. “More than 20 years later, this is an incredible opportunity to help build the brand that I love, right in the city in which I reside, and in one of our busiest neighborhoods. We are excited for the future of Aroma Joe’s in Connecticut.” 


This is Aroma Joe’s first location in Connecticut, and it has already been tremendously popular with record breaking first week sales. Building off this momentum, the local franchisees plan to continue to grow the coffee shop’s footprint throughout the state in the coming year. 


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