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Coffee Week

From February 3rd to February 9th, Columbus Underground is celebrating Coffee Week 2014! 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 2014 is sponsored by our friends Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, providing handcrafted coffee to Columbus, OH since 1991. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for more information.

Raccoon Coffee Truck Bringing Caffeine to the Streets

Walker Evans Walker Evans Raccoon Coffee Truck Bringing Caffeine to the Streets

Jakob Murphy and Ami Iannone have a combined 15 years in the coffee and restaurant business. They’ve worked at Cup O Joe, Stauf’s, Brioso, Coffea (in Lexington Kentucky), The Sycamore and Salaam (in Athens). And now the duo are ready to launch their own venture as Raccoon Coffee, a mobile truck-based business hitting the streets […]

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Caffe Apropos Celebrates 10 Years in Harrison West

Walker Evans Walker Evans Caffe Apropos Celebrates 10 Years in Harrison West

Caffe Apropos has been a staple hangout in Harrison West for a decade now, serving up coffees, espressos, breakfast, lunch, snacks, wine, beer and more to residents who gather at the cozy intersection of Third and Michigan. But what you may not realize is that owner Anton Wood has his own roaster tucked away in […]

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Athletic Club Adds Coffee Roasting to Repertoire

Walker Evans Walker Evans Athletic Club Adds Coffee Roasting to Repertoire

The Athletic Club of Columbus is known first and foremost as a fitness facility, pool, event space and social gathering organization that dates back 101 years. And now tucked in the back of their large banquet-hall sized kitchen facility is a small coffee roaster that is servicing members and guests at 136 East Broad Street. […]

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Responsible Sourcing Helps Produce A Better Cup of Coffee

Walker Evans Walker Evans Responsible Sourcing Helps Produce A Better Cup of Coffee

Last year we got a chance to take a tour of the Crimson Cup roasting facility on Alum Creek drive to see first hand how the local company roasts nearly a thousand pounds of coffee every day. This year we wanted to find out more about how the company sources their coffees from farms around […]

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Roaming Goat Coffee Grows Roasting Business, Scouting Cafe Locations

Walker Evans Walker Evans Roaming Goat Coffee Grows Roasting Business, Scouting Cafe Locations

While we’ve written about plenty of new coffee roasting businesses over the past year, we’re still discovering operations that have been running behind the scenes for years with little recognition. Roaming Goat falls squarely into that category having been in the business in Worthington for 13 years. They primarily service customers through wholesale accounts, but […]

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Upper Cup Coffee Thrives in Olde Towne East

Walker Evans Walker Evans Upper Cup Coffee Thrives in Olde Towne East

Upper Cup Coffee opened their doors at 79 Parsons Avenue in October of 2011 and have quickly become a staple business for this stretch of Olde Towne East. In addition to serving as a neighborhood cafe, Upper Cup also roasts and wholesales their coffees, providing a larger business model that expands beyond the single shop. […]

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Cafe Brioso Expanding to East Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cafe Brioso Expanding to East Franklinton

When Glass Axis relocates to Franklinton this fall, they won’t be alone. The nonprofit will be bringing Cafe Brioso with them into their 12,500 square foot building at 610 West Town Street. “With the funding from The Columbus Foundation, we are able to bring Cafe Brioso not only into our facility, but into that neighborhood, […]

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