Hemisphere Coffee Roasters | Columbus, OH

Hemisphere Coffee Roasters (Facebook / @HCRtrailer)
3825 Indianola, at Northridge  (map it!)
(614) 427-3457 – you call or text orders ahead of time

Just this week we’ve been hearing from Clintonville friends that Hemisphere Coffee Roasters set up their truck along Indianola. Regular pictures of espresso and pour-overs started showing up in my Facebook feed, so Mrs. Breakfast With Nick and I stopped by while on the way to work.

Today is a bright and cool morning, perfect for coffee outside.

We spent some time chatting with Hans Hochstedler, the barista running the trailer. Hans’ in-laws started Hemisphere in Mechanicsburg, Ohio about ten years ago. They source their beans directly from the farmers. “We shake the hand of the coffee farmer,” their sign says.

As you can see from their menu, they offer a wide range of coffee drinks from the truck. Everything hot or iced, from mochas, cappuccinos, lattes, pour-overs, shots of espresso, and more.

Mrs. Bfast w/Nick ordered an iced chai with a double-shot of espresso. This is a favorite summer drink of ours, and Hemisphere’s was one of the best we’ve had in a long time. Beautifully pulled double-shot, very rich chai that isn’t cloying. Hans used Hartzler Dairy milk (from Wooster, OH).

I tried a pour-over of the Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. It’s a light roast with soft earthy notes punctuated by tart fruit.

For the uninitiated, the pour-over method involves making single cups by pouring hot water from a kettle into a filtered cone. The cone shape and the thin spout optimize the contact time between the water and the fresh grounds, which then drips into the receptacle below.

This allows you to make single cups of any beans, and to fully feature the coffee’s flavor profile.

More coffee is always welcome in Clintonville! I’m already planning when we can re-visit to get more iced chai. Has anyone else been this week?

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  1. says

    We were fortunate to sample a dirty chai from them at the food truck festival a few weekends ago. Great stuff and really personable. I’m glad to see them sticking around. Thanks for putting together a thorough write-up, Nick!

  2. Twila H. says

    We live in Iowa and enjoy their coffee very much, also love the way they are helping coffee farmers So its drinking coffee for a good cause.

  3. Mike S says

    Great people and great coffee!! I also love seeing young entrepreneurs sticking their necks out- most great companies had small beginnings

  4. Meredith says

    Any information about payment options. I’m in that neighborhood every morning with my kiddo and would love the option, but haven’t stopped because I rarely carry cash.

  5. says

    Love Hemisphere! I’ve been. Insisting the Mechanicsburg shop for over a year. Great shop! They also do coffee tastings for any size group (call ahead). They are only 25 northwest of Hilliard.


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