Do you love coffee? So does Columbus.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a creamy latte, a nitrogen-infused cold brew or a handcrafted Ethiopian pour-over, this city has you covered.
I like to believe that Ohio has a great coffee scene. With over 50 roasters and counting, who can disagree?
This morning, I didn’t run to my Mr. Coffee machine. In fact, my drug of choice was simply handed to me over and over and over again thanks to the Columbus Coffee Fest! This brand new festival gave coffee lovers and caffeine addicts alike an opportunity to engage with local coffee pros and sample their pours.
The Ohio Village in the Ohio History Connection was transformed into a bustling coffee town. Entering an interactive recreation of an 1860s town to sample the quality craftsmanship behind each cup was a truly unique experience.
Coffee and food sampling vendors included: Coffee Connections, Staufs Coffee Roasters, Akron Coffee Roasters, Snowville Creamery, Dough Mama, Cherbourg Bakery, and more!
As well as plenty of samples of coffee, this event rendered a great opportunity to learn more about the art of coffee making with plenty of chances to ask questions.
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages on the planet, but despite its popularity, most people don’t know very much about what they’re drinking. I met a java aficionado in line for a brew, and his expertise inspired me to do more research.
I’ve compiled a list of 5 cups worth coffee knowledge below to perk up your day.
1. Coffee is actually a fruit.
- Coffee beans are actually the pits of a cherry-like berry that grow on bushes. Even though coffee is actually a seed, it’s called a bean because of its resemblance to actual beans.
2. There have been five attempts to ban coffee throughout history.
- Coffee was first banned in Mecca in 1511 because leaders believed it stimulated radical thinking.
3. When you add milk, it weakens the effects of caffeine.
- Our bodies absorb coffee much slower when it has added fat milk content, which decreases the stimulants.
4. Dark roast coffees have less caffeine than lighter roasts.
- Even though the flavor is often stronger, roasting actually burns off some of the caffeine.
5. Decaf does not mean caffeine-free.
- An eight ounce brewed cup of decaf coffee actually has two-to-12 milligrams of caffeine. In comparison, a regular cup of coffee has anywhere from 95 to 200 milligrams.