- June 2022 -

Opportunity Brews Confidence

Mission Moment

Welcome Interns!

Our N.E.S.T (New Employment Skills Training) Program provides an authentic and meaningful work experience for young adults with neurodiversities. This first step into the world of work can be life changing and we’re so proud to be a part of their journey!

Stop by the Nest on a Wednesday or Thursday morning over the next few weeks to say “Hi” our awesome new interns exploring the skills of the trade. Come back to meet others throughout the summer! We’ll be welcoming 10 interns fabulous young adults this summer!

They’ll all be learning the coffee shop ropes from how to make a latte, to running our POS, working with customers and most importantly, gaining confidence.


These handcrafted bite sized dog treats are created from spent grains donated from three local breweries (Little House Brewery, High Nine Brewery and Surfridge Brewing). Our young adults combine the grains with eggs, flour and peanut butter, to make delicious treats for your furry pals.

Each purchase supports young adults with autism or other neurodiversities through employment training, social programming, and awareness/advocacy.

Doggie Barks can be purchased on our website or at the following retail establishments:

Adams Hometown Market (Deep River)
Coffees Market (Old Lyme)
Food Works (Old Saybrook)
Gracie’s Corner (Essex)
Little House Brewing (Chester)
Perfect Pup (Deep River)
The Nest Coffee House (Deep RIver)
Simons Market (Chester)
Surfridge Brewing (Centerbrook)

If you’d like to show your support by carrying our Doggie Barks give us a shout at The Nest -

June is the month when the world comes together and celebrates the LGBTQ community’s freedom to be themselves in everything they do. Love is love and at The Nest everyone is welcome, accepted, celebrated, encouraged and loved!

Join us all month for free rainbow sprinkles on any cup or cone of ice cream (or even on your latte or hot cocoa)! Just say CELEBRATE PRIDE and they are yours!

We have lots of fun PRIDE items to help spread the love and acceptance from bracelets, buttons and stickers to some rad windsocks and hearts – even mugs, bows and more! We’ll even toss in a PRIDE Tattoo (temporary of course) with any PRIDE purchase all month!!!

Be Proud!

3 year Nest Hatchiversary Celebration- Sunday June 26

9:00am - 12:00pm
Murray, our Nest Mascot will have his Peacock Suit on handing out “eggs” with a surprise to kiddos 12 and under!

Grab a pic of Murray as our Peacock, post it on Insta or FB and get a free chocolate chip cookie

All Day
Bird Coloring Contest for Kiddos

Buy One, Get One Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Buy One, Get One Free Iced Coffee

Nest Clearance Sale

If you or a young adult you know is looking for a soft place to land and hang out with likeminded folks – we got you! Join us!

IN PERSON Hike at Gillette’s Castle

Thursday, June 23 // 4:30-5:30pm

ONLINE Jackbox

Tuesday, June 28 // 6-7pm

IN PERSON Open Mic at High Nine

Thursday, June 30 // 6-8pm

For more information please join our Meet Up group at

There’s Power and Purpose in Every Purchase