Alli, it seems, was born to do exactly what she is doing... she is approachable, warm, and has a devotion for her craft that is contagious. Alli learned her craft the old-school way; through apprenticeship, mentoring and a strong work ethic. A P R has evolved (slowly), building confidence of spirit, predicated upon experience, to be what it is today… a mecca for coffee and tea enthusiasts, with a capable, accessible owner and purveyor of a super quality product, and Good Will. Alli knows her trade and builds a congregation of the knowledgeable and the dedicated.
However, if you are a coffee/tea enthusiast unfettered by the aforementioned scene and niche eccentricities, who appreciates coffee as roasted to perfection by a local resident, with deep and appreciable roots in the community, please do try Asbury Park Roastery . The ultra- freshness of the coffee, the vibrancy that is Asbury Park and the open warmth extending from Alli, all combine and lend itself to making a new habitual routine for coffee needs}.
Quickie sidebar ~ A P R also offers "coffee in a box" service to go. A really great alternative to the usual offering brought to a gathering. Walk in with A P R's "coffee in a box" , and wala!, you're the most popular kid at the party.