Jackson Township’s Ohio Roasting Company offers coffees, sandwiches
Ohio Roasting Company opened in October and has already served 42,000 drinks. Located in the former Savor Restaurant building at 4870 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township, the cafe has been well received by the community. The boutique was co-founded by Frank Genovese and Mary Genovese. I spoke with co-founder and CEO Frank Genovese to find out more.
“We…are overwhelmed with gratitude,” Frank said. “This community has welcomed us into its daily routine and we are determined to continue to improve our offerings and services. … If you love coffee, ours is constantly changing with new seasons and harvests; find the one that’s right for you.
Q. What types of coffee do you offer? What are your bestsellers?
A. “We offer many single-origin and blend coffees. We serve our house blend (Interstate 77) and alternate other coffees throughout the week. We brew our coffee on a very unique brewing system. There are only two other places in Ohio that I know of that use the same thing. The coffee is brewed using an immersion method and the grounds are extracted multiple times during brewing, unlike traditional brewing systems which sprinkle the grounds from above. It’s also amazing to watch. We also offer five to 10 pour-over coffees.
“We also have espresso drinks, teas, chai, matcha and natural energy drinks. Drinks are available hot, iced or frozen.
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Q. Do you have any drink specials or featured drinks?
A. “We have several specialty drinks as well as seasonal drink specials. Our menu is available on Facebook.
Q. Can I buy coffee in sachets? If so, what are the varieties?
A. “Yes, currently from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, DR Congo, Mexico, Papua New Guinea and Sumatra.”
Q. I see your Facebook mentions food on the menu. What are you all offering?
A. “We offer sandwiches for breakfast. The breakfast sliders are amazing. Hawaiian rolls of kings, egg, chorizo bacon, smoked Gouda cheese or pepper jack. Oatmeal, bagels, pastries, cookies, etc. Homemade gelato using a continuous churning ice cream maker – the only one in Stark County and possibly the state. We offer affogatos, which are ice cream served with espresso or other choices.
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Q. Anything you want On readers to know the store?
A. “Our shop is bright and airy with 56 seats. We have plush seating, high and low tables, and plenty of bar seating. The front of our shop is our roastery, where all of our coffee is roasted. There are bar seats right next to the bar for customers to watch the roasting process while enjoying their drink.
“We have a team of the best baristas in Stark County, many of whom have many years of experience. Ninety percent of our drinks are served with incredible latte art from this talented team. We are delighted for spring and summer to open our terrace which can accommodate 12 people. We’ll be adding gelato and coffee flights, live music and more. Our drive-thru opened in January and continues to grow.
Ohio Roasting Company is located at 4870 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township and is open 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Find Ohio Roasting Company on Facebook.