LIMA — A locally owned and operated roastery and coffee shop is expanding to the west side of Lima and opening its first drive-through location on the campus of the University of Northwestern Ohio.
Coffe Amor is replacing the Starbucks Café located in the Barnes & Noble @ UNOH bookstore, 1721 Hartzler Road, and taking advantage of the turn-key drive through setup already in place.
“We have always been interested in having a drive-through for our customers,” owner David Tilton said. “The drive-through makes our products more accessible to all of our customers, including the college students, faculty and staff and allows us to serve even more of the Lima community, especially the ones who are on-the-go looking for a high-quality, locally made products.”
Coffe Amor started in 2013 as a home-based business, with Tilton roasting coffee in his own kitchen and selling it to family and friends. The first café and roastery was opened in 2016, with second and third locations opened in 2017 and 2020.
The drive-through will be operational in spring 2021 with plans to open the in-store café and retail space in early fall.