Chic Spotlight: Deeper Roots Coffee

Chic Spotlight: Deeper Roots Coffee

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Grab a cup of joe and keep reading as we brew up details about a local wholesale coffee roaster with products and events that are a dream come true for coffee lovers.

Deeper Roots Coffee
Deeper Roots Coffee is a coffee roaster located in Cincinnati’s Oakley neighborhood that sources quality coffee.

Cincy Chic: What is Deeper Roots Coffee?
Courtney Robinson, Owner of Deeper Roots Coffee: Deeper Roots Coffee is a wholesale coffee roaster in Cincinnati. We focus on sourcing not only quality tasting coffee but also coffees that tell a story and allow us to form a relationship between everyone involved in the coffee lifecycle.

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind the business?
Robinson: As a group, we all worked in the coffee industry in one way or another but we never quite found coffees that demonstrated the passion and quality we knew existed. Starting Deeper Roots allows our team to have a direct impact on every aspect of the coffee lifecycle introducing coffee drinkers to the wonderful tastes and stories we’ve always wanted to share!

Cincy Chic: Who’s behind Deeper Roots Coffee?
Robinson: Deeper Roots Coffee is definitely a collaborative effort! Started by Les Stoneham, Ryan Doan, Adam Shaw and myself, we truly work as a team to get our coffees and stories out there. We’re also fortunate to have a wonderful team of coffee lovers by our side at both our roasterie and retail locations.

Cincy Chic: When did Deeper Roots Coffee open?
Robinson: We began roasting in 2011 and opened our first retail location just this past April 2015.

Cincy Chic: What makes Deeper Roots Coffee unique?
Robinson: Deeper Roots is collaborative at every step of the way. Be it our sourcing practices, the way we work with our customers and the way we work with each other we focus on not only the coffee itself but everyone involved along the way. We’re passionate about education and helping every individual create their own coffee journey!

Cincy Chic: What do you enjoy most about running the business?
Robinson: Being a part of Deeper Roots Coffee has given me opportunities I didn’t think were possible. I love to do a million things at once, and being a part of Deeper Roots allows me to be involved in so many aspects and opportunities all at the same time. I get to constantly work with and meet amazing people as well, which makes every day unique and interesting.

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for you guys?
Robinson: We always have something new on the horizon, whether it’s a new coffee or a new experiment. Our next big release is a tasting series from Ethiopia that will allow coffee drinkers to taste three very different coffees all from Ethiopia allowing them to explore differences in region, varietal and processing.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more about Deeper Roots Coffee?
Robinson: Readers can go to or visit us in our Oakley retail shop to talk and taste coffee!