Local Biz Feature: Transcend Coffee + Roastery
This week I had the privilege of meeting the founder and owner of Transcend Coffee + Roastery, Megan Robinholt. Megan saw a need in Grove City for a community space and desired to center it around in-house roasted coffee. She is incredibly humble and has little desire to expand the business; she simply wants to provide an energizing and peaceful space to Grove City. It’s for that reason that she hasn’t made her website live yet; she want’s to keep her reach local.
Megan wasn’t a coffee drinker until she tried Impero Coffee (now Roaming Goat Coffee) for the first time in 2016. In that moment she realized how incredible coffee could be when roasted with care. She began researching roasting techniques.
Before this venture she worked in law, and then chose to stay home until her youngest started Kindergarten. When Impero went up for sale, she woke up one morning and thought, “I’m going to start a coffee shop.” She purchased most of her equipment from Impero, a roaster from Buckeye Roasters in Arizona, grabbed an available space on Broadway and the business began to form.
Transcend gets its name from a verse in the Bible, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:7
Besides her ability to bring people together, Megan is gifted in many ways. She loves to learn, she designed her own logo, she designed the final layout of the space, her family did all the renovations within the space on their own, and people drive hours because they believe she roasts the best coffee around.
Take some time ASAP and try out her brew for yourself! Grace’s favorite is the Ethiopian because it has the most fascinating flavors. What other Grove City gems are your favorite? Share them below!
Megan’s favorite coffee to roast and drink: Ethiopian Beans because of their fruity undertones
Megan’s favorite Transcend beverage: The Breve is her favorite drink. She isn’t big on heavy flavors
If she could get away with it, she would only serve light roast coffee.
The menu includes foods, locally made snacks, and dairy alternatives for those with sensitivities.
The entire space was crafted with locally sourced materials and businesses like her husband’s biz Robinholt Electrical Services.
Her husband Randy is very protective of the roaster and no longer shares the roasting job, even with her.
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