Jeff Davis, a true pioneer of Gay Street, opened Cafe Brioso in 2001 as our original roasting headquarters. One of the first businesses to be a part of the now vibrant downtown community, Cafe Brioso is a full service coffee shop and popular lunch spot. We offer multiple forms of brewed coffee and espresso drinks along with a selection of house made baked goods and full lunch menu. A few years later we renamed the coffee brand to Brioso Coffee with the intent of focusing on cupping, brewing methods and expanding roasting production.
In January 2016, we opened Brioso Roastery and Coffee Bar. Located in the Discovery District (near Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus State Community College, the Columbus Metropolitan library and the Columbus Museum of Art) this space boasts an open and modern floor plan, encouraging guest interaction and education. This space will be our new roasting headquarters where Jeff Davis and crew can roast up to one hundred thousand pounds each year. Additionally, we will feature a full service coffee bar and select baked goods. The coffee lab and cupping station is designed for educating staff and retail and wholesale customers.
In the coming months, Davis plans to open another brick and mortar in Franklinton, collaborating with Glass Axis and the Starfish Alliance.
Davis is passionate about bringing a sustainable product to Columbus and providing customers with a meaningful and thoughtful experience. He continues to pursue his vision to provide the highest quality of coffee to the community by passing along his knowledge to his loyal customers.
Both locations continue to provide a dynamic community meeting place, with a fiercely loyal customer base.