About the Coffee Mess

At the Coffee Mess we roast awesome Arabica coffees grown around the world.

We sell special single-origin coffees and carefully concocted blends.

Availability varies week-to-week depending on what we roast.

Single Origins:

  • Mexico Chiapas FTO
  • Bali Blue Krishna
  • Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
  • El Salvador Pacamara
  • FTO Nicaragua
  • Ethiopia Kembata


  • Smolder. For dark coffee drinkers. We take a resilient Brazilian coffee, add some Sumatra and roast the hell out of it. It's smooth, and yes, very dark.
  • Stylophile. Personal Project Blend of founder and Fountain Pen Enthusiast Tim Hofmann. Designed to be a full-spectrum, full-flavored cuppa, Stylophile combines coffees from 3 continents and is a mid-dark roast.
  • Binary Island. Our first blend, so good we've kept it around. Central and South American coffees roasted mid-dark with an Indonesian bean in there for body. Tastes chocolatey. mmmm.
  • Da Mooon! A fan favorite. It's a medium-roasted blend of Central American and Ethiopian coffees. Exceedingly smooth and easy to drink.

About Tim

I am a Beverage Guy. I've built a really fun career around coffee.

My love of coffee goes way back to age 14 when I started drinking it. I was always looking for the best coffee around, and always enjoyed trying different varietals from all over the world.

My Pro Coffee Career started in the Fall of 2000 when I helped open a Drive-Thru only coffee shop in Columbus Ohio. While I was there I became the go-to trainer for all our new hires. I did not know that training experience would be the key to the rest of my career.

Leaving Columbus in 2004, I went on to start The Coffee Mess in Annapolis Maryland, on base at the Naval Academy. For 12 years we were an important part of the culture of the Academy and I couldn't be prouder of that business, or of the team that ran it.

In 2014 I moved back to Columbus Ohio with my family. By the end of the year I'd started roasting coffee on a very small scale, providing the very freshest coffee to a small number of very discriminating clients. Now I've joined forces with the Lil Donut Factory in Hilliard and expanded my reach to the thousands who come through weekly. My goal is to become an important part of the Coffee Culture of Columbus by putting the freshest possible coffee into the hands of the people who crave it.

Thanks for reading!

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