Columbus is booming. This fact is hard to miss as you drive towards it—construction is everywhere and cranes dot the skyline as more and more companies move in to chase a growing talent pool. Much of that talent has graduated from Ohio State and chosen to stay in a city that offers a high standard of living without bigger cities’ corresponding costs.

A young, diverse workforce and an influx of investment bring the need for coffee companies to keep that momentum caffeinated. Luckily for residents and visitors alike, Columbus now boasts a flourishing coffee scene, featuring local stalwarts evolving with the times and young upstarts trying to save the world.