An influx of new, indie coffee shops has turned the scene on its head. And with cutting-edge technology-think pour-over bars, vacuum-pot siphons and back-to-basics Chemex brewers-each shop is sexier than the last. Welcome to post-Starbucks Columbus.

An influx of new, indie coffee shops has turned the scene on its head. And with cutting-edge technology—think pour-over bars, vacuum-pot siphons and back-to-basics Chemex brewers—each shop is sexier than the last. Welcome to post-Starbucks Columbus.

Top: Cafe Brioso, Crimson Cup, Cup O’ Joe, Stauf’s

Middle: Upper Cup, Mission, Luck Bros., One Line

Bottom: Boston Stoker, Crazy Goat, Impero, Grandview Grind

Photos by Jodi Miller