Velocity serves coffee by some of the area's finest roasters:
Carabello Coffee started in a Newport, KY garage in 2009 with only a hot air popcorn popper and a few pounds of green coffee beans. From there, the Carabellos have grown their home business into a way to help fund non-profits and charity work.
The Carabellos moved their roaster into Velocity in the Fall of 2011 but very quickly outgrew their small 10 x 10 space. The success of their roasting business enabled them to open their own coffee shop in Newport, KY two years later. The Carabellos are very active in their community and also with their philanthropic efforts in other parts of the world. We will always be proud to be part of their "story".
Hatchet Coffee from Boone, NC has recently been added to our coffee repertoire and we, along with our customers, have been nothing less than impressed!! They are a small batch specialty coffee roaster with a passion for outdoor adventure. They use a portion of their sales to benefit local conservancy causes. Hatchet's mission statement is to "cultivate community through the pursuit of quality - quality coffee, quality people & quality time".
One-Line Coffee has been a personal family favorite of ours since before opening Velocity. They are located in our hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and no visit home was ever complete without a trip to their Short North location for plenty of coffee to bring back with us.
One Line Coffee began with a simple question, “How can we find better coffee? A father & son duo (Mark & Dave Foreman), who had been running two successful cafes, looked at their “today’s coffees” sign one day and wondered, “Who grew these coffees? Where did they come from?” It was the beginning of a long journey. Trying to figure out who grew their coffees lead to dead end after dead end. After much searching and frustration, they decided to take matters into their own hands. They fired up their first roaster in July, 2009.
To One Line Coffee, better coffee means not only flavor and quality, but sustainability and traceability. It means doing everything they can to ensure farmers and workers are treated well, and earn a livable wage. Every day, they work towards this transparent model of sourcing, traveling to origin as often as possible to find coffees, monitoring farms and workers, and learning the stories of the people who grow their coffee.
"We strive to create a unique coffee experience for our customers. We source specialty grade coffees from all over the world and roast them in a way that allows them to express their own inherent qualities. We also blend coffees of the same quality to create unique flavor profiles for specific applications."
Since our (rare) family vacations primarily consist of visiting other coffee shops, we have come to know and love some exceptional regional roasters, whose coffees we periodically utilize in our pour-over and French-Press drinks, such as:
LaTerza Artisan Coffee Roasterie (Cincinnati, OH)
Tinker Coffee Co. (Indianapolis, IN)
Barista Parlor (Nashville, TN)
Pilot Coffee Roasters (Toronto, ON)
Anthology (Detroit, MI)
Wood Burl Coffee (Dayton, OH)
Quill's Coffee (Louisville, KY)
Sunergos Coffee (Louisville, KY)
Madcap Coffee (Grand Rapids, MI)