It's Coffee Week! All week long, we're blogging about the booming Columbus coffee scene and what it means for visitors. Check out our new video all about coffee here, and once you're ready to visit, start out with this great coffee-centric itinerary here. Join us Thursday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. on Twitter for a chat all about - you guessed it: coffee - by following along, ask questions and give your recommendations using #CbusChat.
We've got a brand new video all about coffee in Columbus! You should know by now that we have something really special going on - so without further adieu, check it out!
The Columbus coffee scene is about two things: quality and simplicity. Over the past three years, we've seen more than a dozen coffee shops open their doors, most of which roast their own single-origin beans. These producers know their product and are happy to help you find the coffee that will suit you best.
One Line Coffee's superb roasts are a natural consequence of its father-son owner team's dedication to tracing each cup of coffee back to the farm where its beans were cultivated. Mark and Dave Forman have been sourcing and roasting fine coffee for nearly a decade. Their shop in the Short North features a one-of-a-kind cupping lab where coffees are profiled, roasts perfected and each brew's subtle notes experienced and charted. Drink to try:
Upper Cup Coffee's Michael Habte came to Columbus from Eritrea, near the origin of coffee itself. His roastery and coffee shop on Parsons Avenue in Olde Towne East serves as both neighborhood meeting spot and a place to see, smell and taste some of the world's best beans as they go from raw to roasted to brewed.
Cafe Brioso roasts a wide variety of coffees crafted by owner-roastmaster Jeff Davis. Brioso customers enjoy the process as much as the product, as expert baristas concoct the perfect cup. The ever-changing, made-from-scratch soup and sandwich menu is designed to perfectly complement the brew.
Check out our other Columbus Food Scene videos here.