Actual Brewing Hosting Pop-Up Coffee Shop at Dinin’ Hall

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The coffee-roasting side of the business at The Actual Brewing Company wants Franklinton to be your first stop of the day every morning. A pop-up cafe will launch at Dinin’ Hall at 400 West Rich Street starting on Monday, July 7th, featuring pour-over, brewed and french press coffees from Actual.

“My whole passion is to be the person who wakes up with everybody,” said Coffee Roaster and General Manager Jen Ryan. “I want to the be the first person they see in the morning because that’s the most honest someone is during the day. You don’t know their story when they walk in the door, and that’s a fun time.”


No stranger to the pop-up concept, Ryan has been hosting coffee booths at festivals and events for over a year, including the 400 Farmers Market, the Moonlight Market, the North Market Coffee Roast Brunch and others.

“We’ve had our coffee on the shelves at grocery stores for over a year, but when people think about Actual Brewing, they think about the beer,” explains Ryan. “We want to let people know we’ve been roasting coffee almost as long, and this will create a spot where people can come to find us.

Throughout July and August, the Actual Cafe will be open Mondays through Wednesdays from 7am to Noon, Wednesdays through Fridays from 7am to 2pm and during 400 Farmers Market Saturday events. In addition to coffee, the shop will feature a rotating assortment of pastries, muffins and other snacks from local bakeries.

If all goes well in Franklinton, Ryan says that the long-term goal is to covert from part-time pop-up to full time shop somewhere in Franklinton. The company is already looking at what it would take to make that a reality by summer of 2015.

In the meantime, you can get a sneak peek of the new pop-up cafe this Saturday morning during an event called “Rise and Grind”. A yoga session will begin at 8am at Dinin’ Hall and Actual will be serving coffee in the space afterward from 9am to 2pm along side the 400 Winter Market.

For for more information, visit www.actualbrewing.com/roastery/.

All photos provided by The Actual Brewing Company.


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