Joe in The YO
Sure everyone’s familiar with Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. Their widespread popularity has made these coffee conglomerates household names across the country. Though these brands provide a fine product, true coffee connoisseurs are always looking for the small local coffee shop to try out. The search for the perfect cup is a journey many of us make, and this time it just might take you into the Valley.
Where To Go
Joe Maxx Coffee Company
Located in the heart of downtown Youngstown, Joe Maxx is known for their robust coffees, delicious teas and homemade syrups. Try the White & Dirty, a sweet vanilla latte steamed with ground cinnamon, or the Black & Tan, a rich mocha steamed with peanut butter! In the mood for something unique? Joe’s Spike Lemonade will do the trick! Fresh lemonade with a shot of espresso over ice is sweet and delicious with a kick.
Pressed Coffee Bar & Eatery
Providing a comfortable, welcoming environment, Pressed Coffee Bar and Eatery serves the finest coffee drinks and the freshest foods. Stop by for their all-day breakfast and enjoy a frittata or breakfast sandwich. White Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Caramel Apple and Nutella & Banana are just a few of the gourmet waffles on the menu. Pair your breakfast dish with a Campfire S’mores or Sinful Salted Caramel signature espresso to start your day off right!
Stone Fruit Coffee
Stone Fruit Coffee roasts only the finest, all organic coffee beans. Their mission is to use only the most natural ingredients to make the freshest cup of coffee around. Their Roots line of coffees all have a unique tie to the city of Youngstown. Wick Perk is a savory chocolate dark roast named for the Wick Park neighborhood in Youngstown. Idora Perk is a spicy medium roast that pays homage to the Idora Park Amusement Park that once entertained thousands in the greater Youngstown area.
Branch Street Coffee Roasters
Just outside of Youngstown in neighboring Boardman, you will find Branch Street Coffee Roasters, where they proudly use a state-of-the-art Diedrich Specialty Coffee Roaster to bring out the best flavors from their beans. On top of that, they only roast in small batches to assure maximum freshness. Try their Ethiopian sourced Yirgacheffe coffee for a bold taste from the other side of the world!
High Octane Coffee Company
Combine the look of a 1950’s service garage with a traditional coffee shop and you get High Octane Coffee Company. Preaching quality over quantity, High Octane brews their coffee pour-over style, one cup at a time. If you’re in need of some extra fuel to get your engine running, their NITROUS Cold Brew provides an extreme dose of caffeine that’ll have you off to the races! Chocolates and baked goods are also available to pair with your brew.
The Mahoning Valley has no shortage of great coffee houses. Hot or iced, espresso or decaf, cappuccino or latte, Youngstown has your perfect drink. Tell us, what’s your favorite Joe in the YO!