In Columbus, coffee roasting is absolutely booming, which is great news for those mornings (and afternoons, let’s be honest) when the only thing that will save you is caffeine.
In need of a pick-me-up? Focus your bleary eyes on these seven top spots and you’ll soon be sipping on a delicious cup of joe.
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One Line Coffee is a super coffee company that believe the farmers are the key to the whole end product and they put a huge focus on them.
That includes sourcing their beans ethically, telling their story via their website and social media – it makes every brew taste that little bit better.
They are also certified organic and roast all their own coffee. The absolute real deal.
This micro-roaster has been on the go since 1988 with shops in Grandview, German Village, North Market, Franklinton and Discovery District.
They create their amazing end product by sourcing the best specialty grade green arabica beans available and then using gas fired drum roasters. They also sell online with all coffee shipped within 48 hours of roasting. So, you can get your Stauf’s fix no matter where you are.
A fan favourite for Central Ohio coffee lovers, in addition to serving as a neighborhood cafe, Upper Cup also roasts and wholesales their coffees.
So whether you want a pound of coffee or a shot of espresso, everything is handcrafted!
They’ve been roasting in the downtown area since 2001 and they put huge emphasis on finding the very best beans to start the process with.
Their combination of investing in the very best equipment and their sheer passion ensures your coffee is always a magical experience. Hot day? Their iced coffees are not to be missed.
This is so much more than just a coffee store; they aim to be part of the very fabric of the community and are also a fair chance employer.
They also sell books and have a wonderful programme where for every two books bought, one will be donated to an Ohio Prison. While all that is amazing, they also back it up with world class coffee.
There’s three locations across the city which all have the same bright airy feeling and are beautifully designed.
Roosevelt is another coffee brand with a social conscious: they donate to charities and partners to help fight the global injustices of unclean water, hunger, and human trafficking.
They also source their coffee ethically and roast it with serious care to ensure the end brew in your cup is absolutely divine.
Boston Stoker is the place to come if you want really good coffee, a delicious sweet treat and to chill out in a space that is super relaxed. Add in some of the friendliest staff in the business and this place has it all.
Their cold brews are an absolute delight. Take for example the Lavender Orange Iced Latte (below) which consists of lavender simple syrup, milk, espresso, and an orange wedge.