Mission Coffee Launches Roasting Facility in Italian Village
The Mission Coffee Co. has quickly become a hip go-to coffee bar in the Short North since first opening in 2012. After two and a half years, the owners are expanding the shop’s offerings to include their own house-made line of coffees, roasted in a new facility on Fourth Street in Italian Village.
While the new 1,500 square foot space won’t serve as an open-to-the-public cafe, it will be utilized for classes as well as cold-brew coffee production.
“We want people to learn where their coffee is coming from and why it tastes the way it does,” says Mission co-owner Jonathan Starr. “That starts with understanding where a coffee originates and how it’s processed. Ultimately our mission is to lead the way in coffee education throughout the greater Columbus area.”
The coffee roasting operations at Mission are being led by Hans Hochstedler, the former roastmaster for Hemisphere Coffee in Mechanicsburg. Hochstedler says that Mission will continue to offer many of the same national coffee brands at the shop, rather than replacing everything.
“We’ve come to love the relationships we’ve developed along the way,” he says. “We are excited to roast our own coffees in alignment with that same commitment to quality that we’ve had all along. The bar has been set high, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.”
For more information, visit www.missioncoffeeco.com.