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How My Love of Coffee Grew

Walking into my grandparents’ house and smelling a fresh pot of coffee, that just completed its brew, was always a delightful smell. Watching my family sit around talking and laughing with each other, while carousing a warm cup of coffee in those bonding moments were always highlights of my youth. However, when I took my first sip coffee at their house, when I was 5 years old, I thought it was the most wretched thing I had ever tasted in my entire life, and there was not enough sugar in the world to make it worthy for my taste buds!

Fast forward 20 years: While working extremely early mornings to get my insurance agency off the ground, I needed a pick me up. I thought to myself, maybe I’ll try coffee. I bought a coffee pot, brand name coffee from the local grocery store, and brewed my first pot of coffee as an adult the next morning. Much to my surprise, my taste buds approved, and so did my energy levels!

My love for coffee was formed in that moment. I began experimenting with new coffees on a consistent basis. I tried different roasts from light to dark, and then I started exploring different regions from across the world. I learned how different soils and different altitudes created a different taste for the coffee itself. I learned that grinding your own beans right before you brewed would unlock more flavor for a more enjoyable cup of coffee; my passion grew for coffee, and I knew I wanted to do something more with it.

Coffee is meant to be shared with friends and family- I hope you can create long and lasting memories while sipping on Elk Eye Coffee.

History of Coffee

Legend says the goat herder, Kaldi, first discovered the potential of these beloved beans when he noticed his goats eating berries from a certain tree; his goats became so energetic they did not want to sleep at night.

Where We Got Our Name

The Delaware Indians resided in the rolling hills of eastern Ohio, in and near Muskingum County. The Muskingum River was a vital part of their survival. The Delaware natives called the river, Moos-kin-gung, meaning "Elk Eye River". Paying homage to our community and our hometown, we present to you Elk Eye Coffee!

Rittenberger North Market

Come check out our coffee selection at Rittberger North Market located in Zanesville, Ohio!