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Worthington Welcomes Highline Coffee

While coffee drinkers appreciate a great cup of coffee any time of the year, there’s something extra special about enjoying a hot beverage on a cold, winter day. Since Highline Coffee’s grand opening on October 22, Worthington folks have been doing just that—and they couldn’t be happier about it. Today, Highline Coffee is a full-service coffee and espresso bar nestled in a cozy, little spot at 691 High Street in the heart of Old Worthington.

“We’re thrilled with the warm welcome we’ve received from the Worthington community,” said Christie Bruffy, owner of Highline Coffee. “Because of the mild weather we’ve experienced lately, the foot traffic on High Street has been fantastic for business.”

The Backstory

Christie Bruffy’s dream of owning her own coffee shop started when she was in her early 20s. She had recently finished college and moved to Columbus to start her career when she took a job as a barista in a local cafe. “When I first started at the shop, I knew nothing about coffee and didn’t even drink it, Bruffy said. “Despite my inexperience, I ended up loving that job and thought about it many times over the years.” After moving on to work in a number of offices, Bruffy couldn’t kick the idea of starting her own coffee business. She researched the topic extensively and eventually decided to try her hand at coffee.

Bruffy began by exploring a number of different locations and possibilities, including purchasing an independent traveling coffee trailer. As luck would have it, a merchant friend in Worthington told her about a small space that would soon be available on High Street, and that's when the pieces began to fall into place.

About Her Special Brew

When trying to decide what kind of coffee she would brew at her new shop, Bruffy considered a number of local coffee roasters before landing on One Line Coffee. “I loved One Line’s brand and philosophy right from the beginning,” she said. “They are incredibly knowledgeable and helped guide me through every part of the process, from laying out my space to purchasing equipment to training me on roasting and brewing.”

Bruffy’s vision for Highline is straightforward. “We’re passionate about great coffee, and we want people to take a sip and say that it’s the best they’ve ever had.”

Treats, Too!

In addition to offering a rich assortment of coffee, espresso and teas, Highline is proud to partner with several local bakers to offer decadent pastries like Big and Little’s Craft Donuts and The Flaky Baker’s brownies, bars and treats.

Highline Coffee is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in today for a cup of Joe and a donut, or check them out on Facebook or Twitter.

Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington

Worthington, Ohio, offers a variety of activities, attractions, specialty shops and dining options for visitors of all ages and interests. The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington is your resource for all the latest information, including the event calendar at VisitWorthingtonOhio.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Visit Worthington Ohio.

RIDEhome: A new Worthington hotspot for bike and coffee lovers
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10351102_308584939317691_1589555671732825299_nA one-stop shop for bikes and coffee? It's actually more common than you might think. When RIDEhome, the new bike shop in Old Worthington, opened its doors in April, owners Kris and Heidi Anderson were simply following a growing trend around the country. It seems that bikes and coffee are a regular pairing in places like Chicago and the West Coast. Now the people of Worthington can also enjoy the many benefits of this popular combo. "People want to fuel beforehand and relax after (they ride)," said Kris Anderson, Worthington resident and co-owner of the shop. Anderson grew up riding bikes and worked in bike shops from the age of 13 all the way through graduate school and law school. He likes to work on bikes and he likes to ride them, and now that passion has been passed on to a couple of his kids. He and Heidi, who are both graduates of Thomas Worthington High School, have four children, ages 26, 24, 21 and 15.

Apparently biking is not their only passion. Coffee is also high on the list, and they want people to hang out, drink good coffee and use the Wi-Fi at RIDEhome. "We don't serve a $1.50 cup of coffee. This is full-flavored, high-end coffee," Anderson explained. "We are a coffee bar—and not a shop—for a reason. It's a different experience, and we want people to come here when they want a really good cup of coffee."

Just six months into this new venture, the Andersons feel welcomed by the community. "I think we are being very well received," Anderson said. "We have created a welcome and warm environment."

RIDEhome's warm and welcoming environment can be attributed in part to its timber-frame interior, which came from the Mt. Vernon Barn Company. Owned by Anderson's friend, Doug Morgan, the Mt. Vernon Barn Company saves and brings new life to Ohio's most plentiful and overlooked historic structures, barns and early log houses. You will notice this influence the moment you walk through the door.

Anderson is well aware that biking in Columbus has grown in popularity over the years. Several things are contributing to the surge, from Pelotonia to the expansion of bike trails throughout the city. "The bike paths are a lot fuller at the commuting time of the day than they used to be 10 or 15 years ago," he said. "There is also an overall acceptance nationally."

Without a doubt, the growing popularity of both biking and coffee cannot be disputed. With that in mind, here's what Anderson wants people to know about RIDEhome: "We are a neighborhood bike shop focused on serving the needs of the Worthington community. We are interested in promoting a great cup of coffee and creating a place where people can hang out for a little bit."

Visit RIDEhome at 650 High Street in Worthington. For more information, call 614.468-1409 or "like" them on Facebook at RIDEhome.

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