When I started dating Lisa in late 2014 and we wisited her parents in Norton, near Akron, I looked for third wave coffee in the area but was disappointed by all the shops I found, maybe half a dozen.

Thus I was pleasantly surprised the other night when we saw a film at the Nightlight Cinema in downtown Akron and saw a sign for Akron Coffee Roasters. When I looked at their website and saw the single origin offerings prominently displayed, I was sure these folks had to be the real deal.
We popped in eagerly on Friday morning, and I immediately loved the minimalist space and the friendly baristas/owners. The coffee itself is a bit darker than I'd prefer, but I could still taste some excellent flavours coming through.

I'm quite pleased that craft coffee has finally reached Akron, and 8 expect to be a regular at that shop as long as Lisa and I are together.
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