How to be a Columbus coffee nerd

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

The third wave of Columbus coffee has arrived. A well-brewed cup of joe is no longer a novelty-it's normal. Our city is filled with skilled roasters, award-winning baristas and collaborations between roasters, breweries and restaurants.

But we've all found ourselves a bit tongue-tied when we order a cup of coffee and are tasked to quickly choose between three styles of Columbian roasts. Or when we ask for an iced coffee and the barista replies, "Cold brew or Kyoto?" Come again?

We consulted a few of the city's coffee experts to assemble this guide for the budding Columbus coffee nerd, from the right questions to ask a barista to why those laboratory apparatus brewing contraptions are really necessary. If you're ready to learn more, grab a cup of java and read on.

Columbus Coffee Guide