Our Coffee

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

              

Our Tea

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.

 

Our Leaders

Alexander Haas
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.

 

Morgan Haas
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 Minisall
Operations Manager

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.

Sean Hreha
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.

  

Press

WKYC 06.18.2019

Canton Repository 03.12.2019

Akron Beacon Journal 08.08.2018

About Magazine 08.29.2014

Jackson Suburbanite 04.30.2014

Canton Repository 03.30.2014

Canton Repository 03.01.2014

USA Today 02.28.2014

Fresh Cup 06.2013

CoffeeTalk 04.2013 

Canton Repository 02.20.2013

Articles Magazine Feb. 2013

Flipside Magazine Jan. 2013

FOX8 Morning Show April 2011 

Downtown Developments 01.01.2011 

About Magazine 08.25.2010

AOL Small Business 05.10.2010

Canton Repository 03.28.2010

Word of Mouth 10.01.2008

Canton Repository 03.02.2008

Canton Repository 11.04.2007

Canton Repository 11.26.2006

Canton Repository 08.21.2006

Canton Repository 07.10.2005

Canton Repository 10.06.2003

Canton Repository 05.16.2003

Canton Repository 04.06.2003