One new category that we added for our Readers’ Survey in 2012 is Best Coffee. And we felt justified in introducing it this year since several new cafes and roasteries opened this year, including Mission, Hemisphere Mobile Coffee Cart, Grandview Grind and One Line, just to name a few.
When it comes to the best of the best though, our readers stick with one of the roasters that have been around for over two decades: Stauf’s. With a large roastery located on the west side of Columbus, Stauf’s provides fresh roasted grounds to their eight Cup O’ Joe / MoJoe Lounge locations as well as the original Stauf’s cafe on Grandview Avenue. Additionally, Stauf’s coffees are served at dozens of other cafes and restaurants throughout the region, with wholesale products also available for purchase online. Needless to say, Stauf’s coffee is just about as easy to find in Columbus as Starbucks, giving you little reason to never drink locally roasted coffee.
The Top 10 Best Coffee Shops/Roasters of 2012:
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