Roasted Coffee Shop

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“Although coffee is our specialty, our mission runs deeper. As a veteran-owned business, we always strive to give back,” Co-owner Lauren Phillips

Categories: Westside Food & Dining

Roasted Coffee Shop in Olmsted Falls is a throwback to what neighborhood coffee shops used to be, with friendly proprietors who are enmeshed in the community, serving up coffee and grab-and-go fare.

Owners and Olmsted Falls residents Todd and Lauren Phillips hope people will pop in and stay awhile, slow down and chat.

The coffee shop’s vibe is rustic and welcoming, with organic elements and a reclaimed feeling. It features wood that came from a century-old barn in Ohio, a refashioned antique door Todd discovered at the fire house, and a coffee bar countertop made from concrete.

The difference their premium coffee makes
Before opening Roasted Coffee Shop, Todd and Lauren travelled to Utah to meet with the founders of Alpha Coffee, a purveyor they ended up partnering with.

Here’s a few details about the beans:

• Roasted is one of a handful of coffeehouses in the country that carry Alpha Coffee.
• A portion of every batch they roast is sent to active military overseas.
• Every shipment is small-batch, hand-roasted just for them.
• On a daily basis, they offer a medium light breakfast blend called Dawn Patrol and a dark roast called Warrior Selection, in addition to a third rotator blend.
• In addition to coffee and coffee beverages, Alpha Coffee is also available for purchase by the pound.
• Customers report it is smooth and robust, without any bitter aftertaste.
• The beans are used to create coffee drinks such as lattes and espressos, Americanos to machiatos, with many flavors available.

Complementing the coffee and bevy of coffee beverages is a grab-and-go menu for breakfast and lunch goodies that are delicious and fairly guilt-free, including Breakfast Burritos, Oatmeal Muffins, or Lauren’s mom Sharon’s delicious cookies.

Giving back to those who give
Roasted Coffee Shop is invested in the community, as it’s also the one in which they live, and where their kids did and still do attend school.

At their “day job,” Todd and Lauren are Cleveland Fire Fighters, and that’s why giving back to first responders is so important.

Every day, they offer fellow first responders, military veterans and teachers or staff within the Olmsted Falls School System 10% off any beverage.

They are also involved in the schools, sponsoring the Helping Hands Program, a coffee cart that special needs students can take through the hallways and classrooms selling coffee and learning communication skills.