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We feel at home where wrenches spin and the scent of roasting coffee wafts through the air. 

Born in the “Backroom” of a bicycle shop in 2010, we quickly outgrew the space and now roast our small batch coffee in a rustic workshop just north of Columbus, surrounded by woods. 

We are tinkerers by trade, and we fine-tune each coffee we roast until it meets our standards of quality over quantity. Coffee is the fuel that feeds us and is our catalyst for inspiration.  

Here’s to coffee fueled inspiration!


Our Team


Trent & Melodee Lundberg, Owners

When Founder, Chris Bishop, accepted a job offer in Colorado, close friends, Trent & Melodee Lundberg, stepped in to run Backroom’s operations, and provide a home to our beloved small batch roaster. Their love of coffee and anything on 2 wheels made them a natural fit for the role.


John Swanson, Roast Master and Operations

John is our head roaster and operations dark lord. John's background is steeped in coffee and food. He brings an expert palate and mindful touch to our beans. John is also a wizard on the guitar and can belt out the blues with unrestrained gusto.


James Meadows, Production Assistant

James has been working in coffee for over 9 years. He has experience as a barista, coffee shop owner, and now production assistant at Backroom Coffee Roasters. He is also an accomplished musician as a solo artist singer/songwriter and as the frontman of the band Get In The Ark.  He is a naturally processed light roasted Mexican blend. James is our resident millennial hipster and of course we love him for it.


The Twins - Olive & Rocky

These two fun lovin’ pups were found near the local reservoir and rescued by the Lundbergs. They now over-see the day-to-day operations, and keep the team on task. Obviously, they prefer their coffee black, and are keen to keep the shop floor clear of stray coffee beans.



We believe in quality, so you can drink the finest cup possible. We roast only high end Arabica beans from around the world. And, at the end of the day we believe in giving back.