Short North Store is a Go!

Apr 2, 2012

So, we signed on the dotted line…

As many of you heard during our adventures at the 1st annual North Market Coffee Roast this past weekend, One Line Coffee will be opening up its first retail store this summer in the Short North, a food and arts district that also happens to be home to half the ownership of One Line Coffee.

We have officially sign a lease for the space at 745 N. High Street, just a few store fronts north of Buttles Ave. Demolition has already begun (and, in fact, is pretty much finished). We’ve ripped down all the drywall to expose the beautiful brick walls, and the space is really going to be something special.

So, what are we going to do there? Glad you asked…

First and foremost, we’ll be creating some amazing coffee. Our retail bar will consist of a beautifully-wrought, custom-made Hario V60 pourover bar, which will produce the majority of our black coffee. Yes, you’re going to have to wait for us to make your coffee. Lucky for you, we’re pretty quick, and it will always be fresh. In addition to the V60, we’ll be offering several other brew methods upon request, including Chemex, Clevers, and french press.

Our espresso bar will feature perhaps the finest espresso machine in the world, a 3 group La Marzocco Strada EP. Yeah, it may be a little overkill, but hey, this is my dream bar! We’ll produce a selection of traditional espresso-based drinks: espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, and lattes. Every drink will focus on 2 things: properly pulled espresso, and beautifully textured milk. And for those who insist on a little something extra in their drink, we will be offering a single origin (hopefully single farm) chocolate.

And before I forget, we’re working closely with Joy at Petali Teas to implement a small, focused tea program using a selection of seasonal, single origin teas that match the dedication we show to our coffee.

Now, this store will be much more than a retail coffee bar. We’ll have a great, focused selection of home brewing equipment, allowing our customers to brew coffee at home using the same methods they see us using in the store.

All of One Line’s coffees will be available for purchase as well. We’ll be roasting most of our coffee for the store in a small, 2 kg roaster on site, allowing us to roast as needed and keep our coffees super fresh. This includes not only the coffees being served on the bar, but also the coffees being sold to you for brewing at home. All our coffees are dated to give you peace of mind.

Now, we’re selling all this equipment and coffee, but how do you use it? Good thing we’re offering home-brewing courses as well! We’ll be offering regular home-brewing classes for those who wish to learn a bit more about how to get everything they can out of our coffees at home.

In addition to these classes, we’ll be offering regular public cuppings, demonstrations, and classes about all facets of coffee.

Alright, time to get back to work. We’ll keep updating people as we move forward! Can’t wait to see you all!