Roastery

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!


Featured Roasts


Colombian
Direct Trade Partnership:
Café Tío Conejo

Single Origin
Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Mild acidity, citric. Spiced. Caramel, Chocolate, Red berries. Aftertaste of Orange rind.

Brewing Methods: Drip, Cold Brew, Pour Over


Congolese
Cooperative 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


Guatemalan
Single Origin:
Finca El Apiario

Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Soft easy-drinking coffee. Almond, brown sugar, milk chocolate and light peach notes. Medium body, low acidity

Brewing Methods: Drip, Pour Over, French Press


House Decaf
Single Origin:
Mexico

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: Cacao, hazelnut, pomegranate, smooth and approachable

Brewing Methods: Espresso


Highlander Grogg
Seasonal Flavored
Single Origin:
Peruvian

Dark Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Spiced Rum, Butterscotch and caramel

Brewing Methods: Drip, Pour Over

COMING SOON: Stranger Origin - Ethiopian, Guji Coffee
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Ethiopian
Single Origin:
Guji Region

Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile:

Brewing Methods: Drip, French Press, Pour Over


Colombian
Direct Trade Partnership:
Cafe Tio Conejo

Single Origin
Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Mild acidity, citric. Spiced. Caramel, Chocolate, Red berries. Aftertaste of Orange rind.

Brewing Methods: Drip, Cold Brew, Pour Over


Congolese
Cooperative 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


Guatemalan
Single Origin:
Finca El Apiario

Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Soft easy-drinking coffee. Almond, brown sugar, milk chocolate and light peach notes. Medium body, low acidity

Brewing Methods: Drip, Pour Over, French Press


House Decaf
Single Origin:
Mexico

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: Cacao, hazelnut, pomegranate, smooth and approachable

Brewing Methods: Espresso


Highlander Grogg
Seasonal Flavored
Single Origin:
Peruvian

Dark Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Spiced Rum, Butterscotch and caramel

Brewing Methods: Drip, Pour Over

COMING SOON: Stranger Origin - Ethiopian, Guji Coffee
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Ethiopian
Single Origin:
Guji Region

Medium Roast

Process Method: Washed

Flavor Profile: Clean, bright, citrus and floral notes

Brewing Methods: Drip, French Press, Pour Over

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Farming Partners

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Don Eli Farm
Costa Rica

Café Tio Conejo
Colombia

Finca el Apiario
Guatemala

Mighty Peace Coffee
Congo (DRC)


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