On my road trip from Sep. 9 - 12 from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Memphis, Tennessee and back (720 miles/1,158 km one-way) , I had three nice coffee visits in Ohio, which is "the middle of America" in many ways. This was a great "re-introduction to the USA" for me after living in Rwanda for almost a year.
The stops in Ohio were on my return trip.
First: a visit to the roasting plant of Deeper Roots Coffee in Cincinnati, OH. As I drove down the broken asphalt street past modest single-family homes, I was sure my GPS had taken me to the wrong place. But, no! Deeper Roots is located on a surprisingly large piece of farm property tucked away in a residential neighborhood! It is super quaint to look out of the windows of the roasting room and see traditional red barns, farm fences and a few milk canisters for the fresh milk from the cows!
|Adam, Courtney and Brandon, 3 of Deeper Roots' staff|
|Adam, Master Roaster|
|The farm scene at Deeper Roots Coffee|
Awesome place to stop, since you get a free taste of one of their hand-made chocolates if it's your first time to the store.
|Barista Andre (L) and his supervisor|
|Coffee display at Winan's|
|Awesome "Straw Poll" promotion to fit the season! If you buy a bag of beans, you get to vote 10 times in the straw poll!|
|Barista Tyler wants to know where you'll "vote" your chips. For Hillary, Donald or None of the Above?!|