At the bottom of the offical page, you can play the coffee shop section. In fact, you can put in your Steam-Cloud name and play, using everything you've collected in the game as well, if you already own the game.
Connecting here has got be through to other players much easier than trying to connect in game (mind you, once I had both open, and ended up connecting to myself. So at least I know my game connection is not broken. Just... never connecting.)
This is also a great way to see if you'd enjoy the experience.
Even if you bought the game, there's some interesting back story on their site.