If you’ve ever had Green Mountain Coffee, you’ve probably guessed that they started in Vermont, “The Green Mountain State.”
On a recent electric road trip through New England, we stopped by the Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center & Café in Waterbury and plugged into a public charging station that they have available for visitors.
The Café is located in a restored train station built in 1875 and the ChargePoint Level 2 EVSE is under an awning next to the old loading dock which is now an outdoor seating patio. The charging station is well-marked with a blue way-finding sign. Curiously, there was a sign underneath that said “INFO” so as to suggest that EV charging info was available at the site. I never found out what that was about.
Inside the converted train station is a coffee bar with free coffee samples and food items. You can also browse the gift shop. Down the hall is a series of interactive displays and videos to show visitors how Green Mountain Coffee goes from “source to cup.”
We selected our caffeinated beverages and ordered a locally baked quiche and sat outside while our car replenished a few miles of range.
The Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center & Café at 1 Rotarian Place in Waterbury, VT is open Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.