The Columbus Coffee Trail


”Water is the most essential element of life, because without water, you can’t make coffee.”

Yes, Buckeyes do love their coffee, or should we say, coffee shops. We love it so much that we have our own coffee trail, a way to explore the quality of a crafted brew in over 20 locations throughout the city.

“There are typically three types of coffee drinkers: those who drink for consumption, enjoyment and appreciation,” says Kenny Sipes, owner of The Roosevelt Coffeehouse.

Consumption describes the reason someone buys coffee at the local gas station or convenience store. Enjoyment is the reason people go to the large coffee chain for their favorite flavored drinks. Appreciation is what the coffee trail provides for everyone who values coffee made with a commitment to quality, sustainability and education.

Brandon Bir, Sourcing and Education Manager at Crimson Cup credits part of the success of the coffee trail to the good synergy and great relationship among all the shops. “Columbus has a great coffee culture,” says Brandon. “Cities like Chicago and San Francisco may have good coffee culture, but there is a sense of community in Columbus and we love being part of that.”

Jeff Excell and Lauren Culley, owners of Fox in the Snow Cafe, can also attest to the community culture of Columbus. Jeff and Lauren moved from Manhattan to open the cafe in Italian Village.

“We joined the coffee trail and were amazed and refreshed with the attitude of the Columbus community. Columbus wants to participate,” says Jeff. “There is a real sense of shared experiences in this city, and we are excited to be part of that.”

Experiencing the Columbus Coffee Trail has never been easier since there are quality coffee shops all across the city. Simply pick up a card at any of the listed locations, buy a drink, and get the card stamped at four or more locations. The card can be redeemed for a free Columbus Coffee Trail t-shirt at the Experience Columbus Visitors’ Center in the Arena District.


Arena District
Stauf’s Coffee Roasters
59 Spruce Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Cup O Joe
Lennox Town Center
1791 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212

Crimson Cup
4541 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Cup O Joe
2990 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43202

Brioso Roastery & Coffee Bar
329 E. Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Cafe Brioso
14 E. Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Cup O Joe
149 S. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

One Line Coffee
41 S. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Red Velvet Cafe
246 S. 4th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse
300 E. Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Das KaffeeHaus
von Frau Burkhart
909 W. 5th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212

Luck Bros’ Coffee House
1101 W. 1st. Avenue
Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters
1277 Grandview Avenue
Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212

German Village
Stauf’s Coffee Roasters
627 S. 3rd Street
Columbus, Ohio 43206

Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffees
897 S. 3rd Street
Columbus, Ohio 43206

Italian Village
Fox in the Snow Cafe
1031 N. 4th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201

Short North
Impero Coffee
849 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Mission Coffee Co.
11 Price Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201

One Line Coffee
745 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Upper Arlington
Crimson Cup
2468 Northwest Boulevard
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221

Victorian Village
Boston Stoker
771 Neil Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43215

“After I drink coffee I like to show my empty mug to the IT guy
and tell him that I’ve successfully installed Java. He hates me.”

Fox in the Snow Photographs by Adam Elkins

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