Stone Fruit Coffee Company
Stone Fruit Coffee is a local chain of coffee shops with locations in Boardman, Columbiana, Youngstown and Cornersburg. All of their coffee is made as fresh as possible and they believe in creating a welcoming environment to enjoy it in.
Josh Langenheim, owner of Stone Fruit Coffee Company, takes pride in the fact that his coffee shops do it all. “Literally we do everything in-house. So we source it, roast it, grind it, brew it and drink it. We love it.”
“We went from one store in Canfield, to eventually moving out of that location and taking over our spot in Boardman. Now we have Boardman, we have our roastery which we’re standing in now, we have Columbiana, we have Cornersburg and we have one in Downtown Youngstown right on campus. It’s been a lot of luck, we feel very blessed, we have a great group of people that help us every single day and it’s been a hell of a journey,” Langenheim says.
“It is as fresh as it possibly can be. 100%.”
What really makes Stone Fruit unique according to Langenheim, is the level of freshness they’re able to achieve by doing everything in-house. “Raw coffee lasts for about three years, roasted coffee lasts about three months and ground coffee lasts about three minutes. So none of the coffee behind the bar is ever ground until ordered. We have no drip pots. Everything is done via the pour over method. It is as fresh as it possibly can be. 100%.”
“This is a non-intimidating sort of environment. No matter where you go you’re going to get the same quality. You’re going to be treated like this is an all-inclusive vacation, I don’t want my guests to have to do anything,” Langenheim says. “We want you to to enjoy the experience.”
They say if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life, and that saying definitely rings true at Stone Fruit. “I think that I’ve been an entrepreneur at heart for as long as I can remember, and coffee was just a hobby that went wildly out of control. What’s really unique about this whole thing is that I’m able to do what I enjoy every single day. It’s truly a blessing, it really is.”
- Boardman: 8414 Market St. Ste 2, Boardman, OH 44512
- Columbiana: 164 Carriage Dr. Columbiana, OH 44408
- Youngstown: 131 Lincoln Ave, Youngstown, OH 44505
- Cornersburg: 3402 Canfield Rd, Youngstown, OH 44505
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