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MORE Than Just Coffee, It's a LIFESTYLE! 

Fuel For Your Life

"Not Your Average Coffee Shop, Not Your Average Coffee"

With the look and feel of a 1950's service garage with a new-school twist, High Octane Coffee Company combines the automotive culture with in-house roasted coffee, local ice cream, and provides a fun, up-beat place to hang out with your friends. Our friendly and knowledgeable barista staff is always happy to serve you and help you choose the perfect beverage to shift your taste buds into high gear!


We serve many signature handcrafted blends with creative names reflecting our gear head lifestyle and humble Ohio Rust Belt roots.  All of our roasts are available straight up or you may choose from our full espresso bar menu. For those craving the taste but need something cool for those hot afternoons, all of our drinks are available iced as well. Then, for those craving that extreme dose of caffeine on ice, there’s our HIGH OCTANE Cold Brew.

High Octane also features a wide selection of pre-packaged baked goods, ice cream, old fashion milkshakes, breakfast sandwiches and wraps. A selection of appropriately designed merchandise completes the experience.

We invite you to join us for a coffee experience unlike no other, one that will bring you back to our “Shop” for frequent voluntary tune-ups!

 

 

Meet our owner, Joe Sylvester.

As the man behind the brand and the delicious, fresh, small batch craft coffee, Joe Sylvester is far from your ordinary coffee shop owner. With roots deep in automotive and racing culture, Joe’s passion for good coffee stemmed from traveling around the world, keeping crazy hours, and having the need to always be alert and perform at a high level. A true racer and entertainer through and through, his career has taken him all around the world from California to Europe where he has won countless events behind the wheel of monster trucks, off road trucks, dirt track cars and motorcycles. He is the holder of a Guinness World Record and is a world champion in Monster Jam competition.

Balancing out his time between running High Octane and traveling the world racing, Joe also finds it is his responsibility to be a positive roll model to his fans, the younger generation specifically.

  “I am fortunate enough to be able to make a living doing what I love. I’ve never been one to settle for mediocre and I strive to live every day like it is my last and it is always my goal to inspire people to live out their dreams and make the most of every day they have. High Octane is a head-on-collission of my 2 passions, motor sports and great coffee.  I hope you all enjoy.”

-Joe Sylvester, Owner / Roaster

Cars & Coffee  

High Octane Coffee is Youngstown's premier Cars & Coffee-shop. Whether you're behind the wheel at the track, in the grandstands, or just passing through on your next family roadtrip - you can always find great coffee, friendly faces, and of course, beautiful cars at High Octane Coffee. They say the body is the vehicle for the soul - you don't put sub-par fuel in your car - so why would you do the same with your coffee?

High Octane Coffee - for High Octane lives!

Like a tuner with an exotic on a dyno - we meticulously 'pour-over' every variable during our in-house roasting process to get the most out of every cup. It all starts with freshly-harvested, single-origin, fairly-traded beans, personally roasted to perfection - in small batches. From there, we take the utmost in care to not only brew our beans to their fullest potential - but also to make sure our community only fuels up with premium

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We're Out There!

We're far from just your average coffeeshop - we're out there fuelling Youngstown's car culture. Look for our trailer at various racing and automotive events. From the dragstrip, to our yearly Monster Jam, or casual Show & Shine events hosted at our shop - if you haven't already noticed, you'll see that we're a stout supporter of all things High Octane!  Would you like our trailer at your next event, or need a friendly venue for your cruise, show & shine, or other fundraiser? Well - we want to be there, and would love to hear from you! Shoot us an email, give us a call, or come and say hello at the shop!

Real People - Real Community

Meet Gideon and Sarah - the horsepower and the handling behind High Octane Coffee. Their starting line goes as far back as Elementary school, continuing their laps into highschool sweethearts, and eventually making it to the ultimate podium of marriage. When the opportunity to take on the challenge of a new business came along - they hit the gas like a Top Fuel dragster - and never looked back!

Starting a new business venture with their 2 kids in tow sounds like a challenge - it certainly isn't a sprint race - but coming together through adversity has only made their relationship as strong as a rollcage- and they are determined to make High Octane Coffee a winner in Youngstown! Stop on by the roastery, and you will surely meet Gideon fine-tuning his next roast. To meet our awesome pit-crew and sample our brews - come out to our coffeeshop in Youngstown - we take pride in a winning culture. Or, if you're truely about that car-life - come and see us at one of our show + shine events, and other local racing events throughout the area - we look forward to making you one of our own in our car-culture family - no matter what your style is!

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