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August Extraordinary Regular

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Neighbors are the best. Meet our Short North neighbor, and creative entrepreneur extraordinaire:

Andrew R Summerfield

Age: 37 going on 21
Occupation: Dad, Husband and Small business owner - Summerfield Advertising
Which location do you frequent? Short North & German Village
How long have you been visiting this location?
German Village – For as long as I can remember.
Short North – Since the Cap was built.
Drink of choice: Milky Way, extra hot, extra sweet.
Menu item of choice: Fish Tacos
Who is your  barista? 
I don’t have just one. But there is Elijah & Jake just to name a couple.
Why do you choose Cup O Joe/ MoJoe Lounge? 
I really enjoy the coffee, atmosphere and the people are truly amazing.
Any great stories from your visits to our store? 
Most of the time I’m in and out so quick, I only do small talk. I always dig the cappuccino art…
Oh yeah. There was this one moment that I thought was pretty cool. I was in for breakfast on Saturday with my three daughters Olivia, Sophia and Isabella. Isabella, the littlest at 5yrs old, had a bit of a spill. Well, a lot of a spill actually. The three girls all got hot chocolates and I a coffee. After repeatingly telling Izzy that her hot cocoa was EXTREMELY hot, she takes a monster swig. She’s spits it out and proceeds to go a little ape. She not only spilled her drink, but all of ours in the process. She was so embarrassed. But, Elijah was nice about the ordeal, staying cool and collected. He came right over, cleaned-up the mess all the while making Izzy feel cool and helping put that smile back on her face. Nice…
Last movie you saw?
Turbo (Remember, three small daughters)
Last book you read?
Last song you listened to?
Carousel, Iron & Wine
Favorite local celebrity?
Jym Ganahl, of course
Hobbies/ interests you care to share?
Brewing beer & kombucha, cooking, pickling just about everything I can get my hands on, and just about anything to do with Urban Homesteading!
Anything else you’d like Columbus to know about you?
Feeling proud to work, live and play in Columbus!
**Bonus reading material: check out this badass page about Andrew on his company’s website.
Photo borrowed from Andrew’s website with permission to “steal away!”

Experience, Uncategorized

Holiday Hours

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Cup o’ Joe is happy to give our employees Christmas day off to celebrate with their friends and families.

All of our locations, including MoJoe Lounge, will be closed Tuesday December 25th, Christmas Day.

Our Short North location will be closed both Monday 24th, Christmas Eve, and Tuesday 25th, Christmas Day.

We welcome you to join us throughout the weekend and the  days after christmas for meetings, coffee dates, or a quick warm-up. We will be open on both New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Joe Nog Fireplace

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Joe Nog Makes a Triumphant Holiday Return

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Joe Nog is back!

Your traditional latte is getting an upgrade for the Holiday season. The richness of Egg Nog combines with fresh-pulled Cup o Joe espresso and steamed milk to create a thick and foamy holiday treat. A swirl of whipped cream and dust of nutmeg tops this treat. Stop in to any of our locations and grab one today. If you’re smart you’ll sneak a seat in front of one of our blazing fireplaces– where Joe Nog is best enjoyed.

Gluten Free Muffin

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Gluten Free? Now, so are we!


Cup o’ Joe is pleased to welcome Food For Good Thought gluten-free products to our cafes!

Our cafes have received many requests for gluten-free baked goods and we wanted you to know that we’re listening. Food For Good Thought is a great local company that bakes delicious options for the gluten-free crowd while training and employing individuals with Autism. Look for their muffins, in awesome flavors like Orange Sunshine, Blueberry, and Chocolate Chip, in our pastry cases around town.

And keep telling us what you’d like to see at your Cup o’ Joe!


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Columbus Love

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Columbus has spoken. And it’s raving about us!


We love you too!

We were recently selected as the best coffeehouse in Columbus Alive’s Best of Columbus! We’d like to thank everyone who voted for us. We love that you recognize our commitment to our customers and to our lovely city. Take a minute to read their rave review– and stop in to any of our locations for a cup of the best coffee in town!

We’ve also taken a silver medal for best coffee house in 614‘s ColumBest poll. We’re happy to take second seat to our sister store Stauf’s in the competition for best beans in this fair city. We’re so happy you thought of us!


MoJoe Lounge Short North Patio

Additionally, Columbus Alive recently named MoJoe Lounge Short North as the best patio to people watch in Columbus. Our full-sun patio is unique to the Short North and the open, airy, unobstructed view provides a great people-watching vantage. The summer drink menu is fresh and chilly for the hot days ahead. Add a great proximity to all that the Short North arts district has to offer and a brief walk to Goodale Park, the Clipper’s Stadium, and the LC Pavilion– and you’ve got a winning spot. Check out their glowing endorsement and, of course, visit our patio!


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A Rainbow of MoJitos….


Rainbow MoJitos are still availble at our Short North location!


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The Cup o’ Joe Experience

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The Cup o’ Joe Experience

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Let’s get one thing straight: we’re not your ordinary caffeine fix.

We leave ordinary to those drive-thru coffee shops that focus on speed over quality. Don’t get us wrong, our baristas are as fast as the other guys, but when you come to Cup o’ Joe, we want you to kick back, relax and enjoy the best cup of coffee in Columbus.

Our obsession with achieving the perfect cup of coffee started at Staufs in 1988 and since our humble beginnings, we’ve researched the coffee you drink right down to the care and cultivation of the plant to the best roast profile for each bean.

Cup o’ Joe’s expert buyers assess and purchase only the most distinctive and delightful beans. From Kenya’s fine acidity and Sumatra’s syrupy body to Costa Rica’s clean flavor, you will taste our expertise in every cup. Take a look at our numerous coffee offerings and you’ll see how far we go to bring you the best cup of coffee in Columbus.

To top that off, our coffee is the freshest in town.  Even though our beans come from around the world, we roast them locally at our Columbus roastery and deliver them to our eight Columbus coffee houses within 48 hours of roasting. We never roast beans before our stores need them—only as the orders come. You also won’t see us selling beans past their prime.

Whether you’re grabbing a quick cup of coffee before work or stopping by to relax or study, we guarantee you’ll taste the difference in our fresh, locally roasted coffee every time. That’s why we were voted 2010′s Best Coffee House in Columbus by Alive, Columbus Monthly and 614 Magazine.

We’re not just another Columbus coffee shop. We’re the best.

This Guy Knows His Beans

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This Guy Knows His Beans

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At Cup o’ Joe our flavor isn’t just in our coffee.

Next time you’re at Cup o’ Joe enjoying our carefully roasted coffee and locally produced food, take a moment to look around and appreciate the mellow atmosphere and our knowledgeable, smiling baristas.

Boyd Jarvis, Area Manager

Boyd Jarvis, area manager of Cup o’ Joe and Mojoe, plays a big role in delivering that friendly, relaxing and one-of-a-kind Cup o’ Joe experience and appreciates Cup o’ Joe’s brewing excellence.

“Cup O’ Joe is different because we roast locally,” Boyd said. “Our coffee is delivered to our stores 1 day after roasting.” But the Cup o’ Joe experience goes beyond the coffee and food in front of you. We are locally-owned and heavily involved in each location’s community.

According to Boyd, local matters because it benefits our community while reducing the impact on our environment and also helps support the local economy.

“We have several great relationships with other local business owners,” Boyd said.

Boyd said his favorite part of his job is interacting with customers and staff and building relationship with them on a daily basis.

“It’s something I’m lucky to have the opportunity to do,” Boyd said.

If you’re a customer interested in the brewing the best pot of Cup o’ Joe coffee at home, Boyd has this to say:

“When buying whole bean coffee, we suggest using the product within two weeks of purchase and storing the coffee in an airtight container. We also recommend buying coffee whole bean and grinding it only when ready for use.”

Boyd’s favorite drink is a double shot of espresso he thinks the Carnegie NY Cheesecake is the perfect dessert item.

Keep your eyes peeled for Boyd at your favorite Cup o’ Joe or MoJoe location and say “Hi”.

Nothing Finer

Treats & Sweets, Uncategorized

Nothing Finer

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Nothing could be finer than fresh, local sweets and treats.

Cup o’ Joe has always served high-quality and great tasting coffee. But did you know that every last one of our baked treats are made from scratch and most come to us fresh from local Columbus bakeries? Because our desserts and pastries arrive fresh at our stores daily you can taste, see and even smell the difference.

From our positively sinful Scooter Buns, to our natural and organic muffins, brownie-stuffed cheesecakes, and our ever-so-popular Pattycake Bakery cookies (they’re vegan!), Cup o’ Joe offers something sweet and delicious for everyone. Not only will you leave our stores with a satisfied appetite, but you’ll know you are supporting the local Columbus economy.

So grab some Joe along with a little plate of happy, and taste the difference that fresh and local makes.

The following local businesses provide Cup o’ Joe’s sweet treats:

Sugardaddy’s – Located in downtown Columbus, this bakery is known for their scrumptious brownie-stuffed cheesecakes.

Pattycake Bakery – A completely vegan bakery located in Clintonville that offers giant sticky buns, cookies, cakes and more.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – With 6 Columbus area locations (and growing!), Jeni’s offers handcrafted ice creams made with fresh, local ingredients and hormone-free milk.

Sweet Tooth Cottage – A Powell area bakery known for their crafty cut-out cookies.

Simple Sweets – Located in Clintonville, this bakery offers cakes, cookies, pies and a whole lot more.

Sammy’s Bagels – This central Ohio bagel shop offers a variety of New York style bagels.

Cup o’ Joe is also a proud sponsor of Local Matters, a not-for-profit organization working to improve the education, supply and access of local food for everyone.



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