How Toledo, Ohio Revolutionized the Coffee Industry

The best coffee on the islands for many Hawaiian residents comes from a one-pound package with an iconic image: a lion’s head. But here’s the catch – the iconic lion and the coffee it brands trace their heritage not to the tropics, but about 4,400 miles to the northeast in Toledo.

While Toledo may no longer have an international foothold in the coffee industry, its innovation and ingenuity can be seen in coffee production across the globe. And while the iconic Lion’s head may have resettled across the Pacific, local roasters are making sure the nostalgic smell of coffee will linger in Toledo for yet a while longer.

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