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Coffee Roastery Opens In Empty Bike Shop Backroom

Patrons of one of Columbus, Ohio’s largest bicycle stores, the Trek store in Upper Arlington, may notice a distinctive aroma when approaching the front door: roasting coffee.

Chris Bishop, a former home coffee roaster, runs the Trek store, and when he realized a back room in the company’s new location served little purpose, he helped convert into a small coffee roastery, now known as Backroom Coffee Roasters.

The roaster now offers at least 15 varieties of small-batch roasted coffee, which it delivers throughout the area on bike. Backroom Coffee Roasters also offers specialty packaging and fundraising services. Here’s a video showcasing the small operation:


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