It doesn’t matter if you’re a coffee connoisseur or a decaf-only person—there’s something special about a truly great coffee shop. At these 32 spots you can meet the roasters, baristas, and coffee pros who deliver the beans and brews that keep our city running.

By Lauren Fisher, Jaclyn Youhana Garver, M. Leigh Hood, Aiesha D. Little, Sam Rosenstiel, Leyla Shokoohe, Amanda Boyd Walters, and Elizabeth Miller Wood

Find Your New Favorite Coffee Spot

Need to work? Just want to chill? We’ve got you covered with these four local coffee shops.

The Big Dogs of the Cincinnati Coffee Scene

You likely already know (and love) these local coffee titans.

Finding Common Grounds

It’s not about the coffee. Well, maybe a little.

Chill with Friends at These Cozy Local Coffee Spots

Find your next favorite hangout at these Cincinnati area coffee shops.

Editor’s Letter, November 2021: Get to Know Your Local Coffeehouse

Great coffeehouses help you escape the outside hustle and bustle and never hurry you along, and they build connections with communities one cup at a time.

The Coffee King of Cincinnati

La Terza founder Chuck Pfahler’s decades-long quest for the perfect cup has taken him across the globe. We’re reaping the rewards right here.

Find Your New Favorite Local Coffee Roast

No matter your coffee preference, you can keep your beans local with these Cincinnati-roasted blends.

Unataza Shares More with the Dayton Community Than Just Coffee

It wasn’t just about the coffee. Alejandra Flores wanted to “show the real Honduras” and change perceptions of immigrants.

Three Local Coffee Shops That Are Giving Back

For these local shops, it's all about giving back to the community.

Three New Coffee Shops You Have to Try

Meet the latest additions to the Greater Cincinnati coffee scene.

The Cool Kids of Northern Kentucky’s Coffee Scene

Check out these three coffee shops across the river that have more to offer than just a cup of joe.

And That’s the Tea on Churchill’s Fine Teas

A new Hyde Park location allows an iconic purveyor to expand its offerings.

Coffee Means Cameron

Means Cameron is using coffee to create space for Cincinnati’s Black creatives.

Four Local Spots Pairing Coffee with Cocktails

Brewed coffee and boozy drinks are available at these Greater Cincinnati shops.

Coffee Drinks 101

Cappuccino, macchiato, and mocha—oh my! If you’re constantly confused at the coffee menu, this cheat sheet should help.

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