Published: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
By: Stephanie Coates
— Nestled in Troy’s downtown square across from the retro diner K’s Hamburger at 110 E. Main St., Purebred Coffee opened last November with a menu that will win over any coffee purist. Born and raised Troy natives, Noah Walkup and his wife Meggin are the owners of this specialty coffee shop.
The admitted “coffee newbies” traveled to shops across the Midwest to research the process and learn about what goes into making the best cup. They found a need for making really good coffee that was accessible to everyone and served in a way that even beginners, like himself, could fall in love with the craft. Purebred does just that by creating a direct line from coffee to customer.
Purity is key -- good beans, quality equipment and a space where people can relax and enjoy their drink. They keep it simple and intentional from the Instagram-worthy interior to the straightforward menu.
Lead barista Jared Wesbecher not only pours a great latte but is willing to explain how each drink is made. You can watch him do a pour-over or catch a glimpse of the Japanese Yama Tower’s slow-drip cold brew method. (I suggest you Google this, because it’s pretty cool!) They offer a large selection of alternatives to dairy milk and ways to sweeten up your java, if that’s your thing.
Purebred represents Ohio local products whenever possible, says Walkup. All of their beautiful bakery items are sourced from another of Troy’s small businesses, The Farmhouse Bakery. Try the Roasted Pineapple Rum Bundt Cake or one of their handmade pop tarts. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan pastries are offered.
They use Cincinnati-based Deeper Roots Coffee for all their artisan single origin coffee beans. A Meet-the-Roaster event with Deeper Roots and a beginner’s brewing class is slated for late February at Purebred. It’s an opportunity to connect the coffee drinker to the product. This provides a unique, hands-on experience, which is the heart of how the Purebred Coffee story began.
The owners plan to add a patio this spring, making their coffee shop even more cozy to hang out. They will also have rotating specialty items and a few other events this summer. Keep up with the latest events and developments by following them on social media (linked below).
Want to go?
WHAT: Purebred Coffee
WHERE: 110 E. Main St., Troy