“Avalon Park is the perfect opportunity to open up my first coffee bar because of the quaint neighborhood appeal, its proximity to downtown Orlando and lack of coffee establishments in the area,” Karen said.
Rosso Coffee Bar will serve locally roasted coffee in various choices of origins.Some of her customer fan favorites include:
Brazilian coffeeNutty flavors along with chocolate and barley.
Breakfast blendNutty, chocolate, citrus, floral, and smooth with a broad flavor spectrum.
Colombian coffeeChocolate and molasses flavors and a hint of syrup and lemon.
“In my humble opinion, we are supposed to drink coffee black,” Karen confidently stated.She says the best way to enjoy coffee is to drink it without too much milk, sugar or syrup. Her favorite way to brew coffee is by utilizing the pour-over method with her Kalita pour-over set because it can control the amount of strength in your cup.
“With little to no additives, you can really appreciate the unique flavors that each coffee offers,” she said. “I’m fine with adding a little bit of sweetener and milk to enhance the flavors in a drink, but not so much to mask the pleasantry of the coffee.”She is excited to bring her coffee creations to the Marketplace because she wants to share her passion and show people that there are many different ways of enjoying coffee.
“It is such a reward for me when customers give me two thumbs up when they take a sip of my coffee and tell me that ‘This coffee I can drink black, but I don’t drink black coffee.’ It makes me the happiest person on Earth.”Karen attributes her success to the support of her husband, as well as the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce, who has helped her and her business thrive. Located in the Marketplace at Avalon Park food hall, Rosso Coffee Bar features several different coffee blends and brewing options.