What started in a small garage at 32 Cheney Street seven years ago has now become a dominating coffee culture at 727 Riverside Drive. This family-owned business—Hub Coffee Roasters, aka “The Hub”—provides knowledgeable and fantastic staff within a cozy, brick-covered atmosphere. Originally, The Hub only had what I refer to as a “coffee side” (even though tea and hot chocolate is available), but they have now expanded to take up two spaces, with a ‘slow bar’ that includes a beautiful variety of teas, crisp décor, and a succulent to join your homework or meeting adventures. What’s a slow bar? Baristas tell me it’s the side to go to if you want to find specialty drinks, get educated on The Hub’s products and techniques, or simply sit and relax as more seating is available.
Each bean is roasted to perfection at their current roastery off of Evans Ave. They specialize on medium roasts, making sure each has the proper color and oil, to make your pour perfection. If that wasn’t enticing enough, their location is right across the street from our Truckee River and, rain or shine, you have a beautiful view from the large windows of what is now a thriving river. (Thank you Mother Nature.)
You may recognize the name from their newest location by the University of Nevada, Reno. Snuggled into a two-story building on Virginia Street, you have another choice in caffeine before dashing to class or to finish up on that last-minute essay you forgot about.