With over ten years of experience in the industry, we source, roast, blend and serve the best coffee in Ohio. We offer a variety of estate and co-op coffees as well as a few select and specialized blends. We value the importance of fairness and quality at each step of the process from seed to cup. We also offer a selection of coffee-related supplies and equipment that we endorse.
- 2018 America's Best Cold Brew Semi-Finalist
- 2014 USA Today 10 Best Coffeehouses in America
- 2014 & 2015 America's Best Coffeehouse Competition Semi-Finalist
- 2014, 2015, 2017 America's Best Espresso Semi-Finalist (our regular production Spro Blend)
- 2013 America's Best Coffeehouse Competition 3rd Place
- 2013 America's Best Espresso Semi-Finalist (our regular production Spro Blend)
- 2010 About Magazine Best Coffeeshop
- 90+ Scores on Ken Davids Coffee Review (highest score in Ohio)
- Highest scores in Ohio on SCAA Regional Barista Competitions
- Recipient of Golden Cup Award
- SCAA Member since 2003
We source and import some of the highest quality teas available, and maintain relationships with farmers to offer a line of direct trade teas. We offer these teas unblended and offer a selection of tea & herb blends we have created to best expand and complement the tea flavors. We do not sell dust and fannings, the lowest two grades of tea (which are used in teabags), we only sell loose whole leaf tea. We also offer a selection of tea-related supplies and equipment that we endorse.
- Our Earl Grey Special earned a score of 76 at the North American Tea Championship. A score qualifying for 2nd place in the Earl Grey catagory.
- Our Masala Chai earned a score of 77 at the North American Tea Championship.
Our Allied Products
If you’re not in the mood for coffee or tea, we offer a plethora of other beverages from fruit smoothies to specialty small-batch sodas. Our fruit smoothies are made with real fruit and fruit juices. The flavor syrups we use are made in-house from only natural ingredients and contain no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, providing a clean, natural, and multidimensional flavor.
We continue to keep the healthy well-being of our guests in mind by offering innovative baked goods such as whole-wheat mocha brownies, whole-wheat peanut butter Morsi™ , various breads (including whole-wheat of course!) and some sweet and some savory spreads to enjoy on the bread. All of our baked items are made fresh—also in-house—from scratch and using no preservatives. We encourage you to treat yourself, and treat yourself well.
Master Barista & President
Alex was born and raised in Canton Ohio. He left Canton to attend the University of Rochester and the University of St. Andrews to earn degrees in psychology and molecular genetics. Alex’s extensive chemistry and biology background help him appreciate coffee and tea on a scientific level and his thorough travels through Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and India help him appreciate coffee and tea on a cultural, practical, and artistic level. Alex came back to his hometown to bring it his vision for the ultimate daily coffee and tea experience! He has been roasting coffee since 2001, crafting espresso drinks since 2003 and generally telling people what to do since birth.
Expert Barista & Executive Communications Manager
Morgan Haas was born in Canton, Ohio. Attended Perry High School where she was a State Champion in Speech and Debate. Morgan left to earn a Communications Studies degree from Ohio University. She began her career as a barista in Athens, OH. where she starting to develop an appreciation for coffee and tea. After graduation, she moved back to Canton and began her Muggswigz career, working at the newly opened Lake Cable Muggswigz. Since then, she has traveled around the East and Midwest to compete in various coffee competitions including America’s Best Espresso, the SCAA Barista Competition, and America’s Best Coffee House. She enjoys the constant evolution of the industry, and demonstrates that passion through her collaborations with community organizations and her work communicating to the world on behalf of Muggswigz! She also enjoys traveling, volunteering, getting into PJs with her main squeeze Alex, and being a supermama.
Jim had a career in Corporate Finance with 15+ years of experience in a variety of manufacturing environments before joining the Muggswigz Team. He is a licensed CPA, holds a Series 7 Securities license, and a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Accounting from John Carroll University. Jim has two children (Stephanie 26, Michael 23) who have grown into wonderful young adults and who are the proudest achievements of his life. He likes to spend his time on a variety of recreational activities including basketball, exercising at the gym, swimming, hiking and listening to live music. Jim was recently remarried in June,2018 to his soulmate Mary Wideman after a two year engagement. Mary has a daughter Emma who is a Freshman at the University of Cincinnati and is enrolled in the School of Engineering. Jim and Mary recently purchased a home in Kent and are enjoying blending their families and building their new life together.
Skilled Barista & F&M Manager
Sean has grown through the company from a trainee to helping to open and manage our Portage Lakes store. Sean works at all of our stores on occasion to spread his barista skill and knowledge. Sean is always educating himself and still finds time to spend with his family, girlfriend, and enjoying the bests food and drink Ohio has to offer.