Roastery

Featured Roasts

Java Central Coffee Roasters

opened in 2016 as Westerville’s first and only coffee roaster! As an extension of Java Central’s café, we seek to share the fascinating process of coffee production with our community, as well as provide a local source for unique and interesting coffees from around the world.

Our head roaster and coffee buyer, Andy Piper, is a Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) certified coffee roaster and green coffee buyer – one of only a few in Central Ohio. Andy regularly visits coffee farms around the world to learn, teach and ultimately purchase the coffees we serve and sell at Java Central. He has taught courses at Otterbein and OSU on coffee agriculture and contributes field research for climate change studies.

Coffee roasting requires an incredible amount of training, education and practice. It is both a culinary science and an art. Java Central’s approach to roasting focuses on data collection and continual quality control testing. This ensures every cup you brew is consistently great. Check out our currently featured roasts!

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Featured Roasts


Hope for Human Beans
Donation Partnership:
Star House

Blend
Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Soft and smooth with notes of citrus fruit and chocolate

Brewing Methods: Drip, Pour Over, French Press


Highlander Grogg
Seasonal Flavored
Single Origin:
Peruvian

Dark Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Spiced Rum, Butterscotch and caramel

Brewing Methods: Drip


Inza Colombian
Direct Trade Partnership:
Cafe Tio Conejo

Single Origin
Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Cherry cola, chocolate, nutty with a balanced body and mouthfeel

Brewing Methods: Drip, Cold brew, Pour Over


Congolese
Direct Trade Partnership:
Mighty Peace Coffee

Single Origin
Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Medium body with melon sweetness; Notes of vanilla and baking spices

Brewing Methods: Drip, French Press


Costa Rican
Direct Trade Partnership:
Don Eli Farm

Single Origin
Light Roast

Process Method: Natural

Flavor Profile: Sweet, light body, apple, stone fruit


Brewing Methods: Drip, Pour Over


House Decaf
Single Origin:
Guatemalan

Medium Roast


Process Method: Washed, Swiss Water decaffeination

Flavor Profile: Medium body and acidity; Caramel, dried cherry and nougat notes

Brewing Methods: Drip, Cold Brew, Espresso


Moonless Night
Espresso Blend
Dark Roast



Process Method: Washed, Natural, Monsooned

Flavor Profile: Sweet, cinnamon, honey, bright acidity, clean aftertaste

Brewing Methods: Espresso


Hope for Human Beans
Donation Partnership:
Star House

Blend
Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Soft and smooth with notes of citrus fruit and chocolate

Brewing Methods: Drip, Pour Over, French Press


Highlander Grogg
Seasonal Flavored
Single Origin:
Peruvian

Dark Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Spiced Rum, Butterscotch and caramel

Brewing Methods: Drip


Inza Colombian
Direct Trade Partnership:
Cafe Tio Conejo

Single Origin
Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Cherry cola, chocolate, nutty with a balanced body and mouthfeel

Brewing Methods: Drip, cold brew, pourover


Congolese
Direct Trade Partnership:
Mighty Peace Coffee

Single Origin
Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Medium body with melon sweetness; Notes of vanilla and baking spices

Brewing Methods: Drip, French Press


Costa Rican
Direct Trade Partnership:
Don Eli Farm

Single Origin
Light Roast

Process Method: Natural

Flavor Profile: Sweet, light body, apple, stone fruit

Brewing Methods: Drip, pourover


House Decaf
Single Origin:
Guatemalan

Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed, Swiss Water decaffeination

Flavor Profile: Medium body and acidity; Caramel, dried cherry and nougat notes

Brewing Methods: Drip, cold brew, espresso


Moonless Night
Espresso Blend
Dark Roast

Process Method: Washed, Natural, Monsooned

Flavor Profile: Sweet, cinnamon, honey, bright acidity, clean aftertaste

Brewing Methods: Espresso


Brewing Instructions


Farming Partners

Don Eli Farm
Costa Rica

Café Tio Conejo
Colombia

Finca el Apiario
Guatemala

Mighty Peace Coffee
Congo


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