BYOLC – Brew Your Own Local Coffee
When it comes to buying local coffee and supporting local coffee shops, your options go beyond just visiting your favorite neighborhood cafe for an individual cup. Each roastery in Columbus sells their beans or grounds to go, which means you can brew your own at home, work, or any other place where you’d like to stay caffeinated.
Outside of buying these coffees directly from the roasters, you can also find many of these local products in retail outlets such as The Hills Market Downtown, Weilands Gourmet Market in Clintonville and Celebrate Local at Easton. Some roasters also sell their products online.
So ditch the Maxwell House or Folgers and treat your household or your co-workers to one of the following local bags of coffee:
Hemisphere Coffee Roasters – Nicaragua, Cafe Diego – A direct trade coffee medium roasted that is lemony with subtle acidity, and a caramel and chocolate finish.
Luck Bros’ Coffee House – Ethiopia, Tchembe – A fruity coffee with hints of mango and fig, with sweeter silky chocolate notes upon cooling.
Backroom Coffee Roasters – Guatemala – Captivating and vibrant aromas with a hit of acidty that rewards you with a well rounded and medium bodied cup.
Backroom Coffee Roasters – Biker Blend – Roasted to full city temperatures of 450 degrees, enhancing acidity and aroma, and caramelizing the sugars in the process.
Yeah, Me Too (no website) – Mexico – A very well-balanced drinkable cup with sweet floral flavors.
Luck Bros’ Coffee House – Brazil Dazzle Espresso Blend – An deep, rich “adult” espresso experience with vanilla, marzipan, orange and chocolate notes and a clean finish.
Crimson Cup – Armando’s Blend – A smooth and slightly sweet coffee with nutty undertones.
Silver Bridge Coffee – Silver Bridge Blend – A full flavor blend of a dark Indonesian and a ligher African coffee.
Cafe Brioso – Ethiopia Sidamo – A predominantly juicy and sweet berry flavor profile with a nice clean finish.
Stauf’s Coffee Roasters – Costa Rica, Tarrazu – A big and bold, crisp and juicy coffee with a deep dark chocolate finish.
Cup o Joe – Guatemala – A full body, high acidity coffee with nutty, smoky undertones and a crisp, clean finish.
Thunderkiss Coffee Roaster – Kenya – A syrupy sweet body and a fruity flavor profile with notes of peach and cinnamon to start and rhubarb and blackberry to finish.
No matter which roaster you pick, enjoy your local coffee brewing adventures!
From March 17th to March 23rd, Columbus Underground is celebrating Coffee Week! Throughout the week, we’ll be taking a look at various coffee shops, roasters, brands, businesses and the people that contribute to this rapidly growing local movement. Coffee Week 2013 is sponsored by Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, providing handcrafted coffee to Columbus, OH since 1991. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for more information.