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Best Places For Locally Roasted Coffee In Pittsburgh

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Coffee doesn't grow well in Pennsylvania, but you can get the freshest and most flavorful coffee possible by getting it locally roasted. Freshly roasted coffee has richer aromas and flavors than pre-ground or pre-packaged coffees. You can enjoy both robust and delicate flavors of high-quality coffee without the airfare and dangerous snakes. Here are some great places in Pittsburgh to get freshly roasted coffee by the cup or the bagful.

Commonplace Coffee
5827 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 422-0404

Commonplace Coffee chooses high-quality coffees from many of the best coffee-producing countries in the world such as Costa Rico, Ethiopia and Brazil. Fresh green coffee beans are roasted in small batches to bring out the best of their unique flavors. You can purchase a freshly brewed cup of your favorite variety. Beans and freshly ground coffee are also available by the pound. Commonplace Coffee also sells wholesale coffee and custom blends for your cafe or restaurant.

Nicholas Coffee
23 Market Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 261-4225

Located in Market Square, Nicholas Coffee has been roasting coffee in Pittsburgh for more than 100 years. The beans arrive fresh and green from the world's best coffee regions including Jamaica, Guatemala and Mexico and are freshly roasted using Nicholas's unique roasting method to get excellent flavor. You can try a sample at the retail store and purchase some to make fresh, delicious coffee at home. Nicholas Coffee also sells freshly roasted peanuts and baked goods for you to enjoy with your coffee.

The Coffee Tree Roasters
5524 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 621-6880

With locations in Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Fox Chapel, Mt. Lebanon, Bakery Square and Pleasant Hills, it's easy to stop by and get freshly roasted coffee in your neighborhood. You can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the shops while working or chatting with friends. You can also enjoy a variety of coffee and tea drinks along with freshly baked pastries in the shop or take a bag of fresh-roasted beans or freshly ground coffee home to enjoy.

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1719 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-0133

Located in the Strip District, Prestogeorge brings in coffee and tea from the best growing areas from Panama to India for your sipping pleasure. The coffee is roasted in Prestogeorge's Jabez Burns roasters. Not only can you enjoy the coffees and teas that Prestogeorge has available, you can also try your hand at roasting your own. Prestogeorge sells green unroasted coffee and even offers a video tutorial so you can try your hand at it. Enjoy your coffee with Prestogeorge's handmade biscotti and a shot of Torani syrup in your favorite flavor.

Allegheny Coffee and Tea Exchange
2005 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(866) 569-5865

Located in the Strip District, Allegheny Coffee and Tea Exchange has been providing freshly roasted coffees and fresh tea to Pittsburgh for more than 50 years. Allegheny Coffee roasts small batches of coffees from around the world and makes them available to purchase in small bags or in bulk for your home, business or event. You can choose freshly ground coffee or whole beans in a variety of blends and flavors. If you are a tea lover as well, you will also find 40 varieties of tea from around the world.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at


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