What started out as a neighborhood coffee shop has developed into a citywide phenomenon. Ever since the first shop opened in the Ohio City Firehouse, Cleveland coffee snobs can’t get enough of the carefully sourced and roasted beans. But the beans are only half the story; it’s the helpful baristas who are well-versed in the perfect pour-over that are the true assets here, and why the shops are so popular among coffee aficionados. With the recent addition of an expanded roasting facility in Cleveland, Rising Star shows no signs of slowing its caffeine-fueled momentum. A brand new partnership with Humble Pie Baking Co. to bring delicious pastries into the mix gives this string of shops the sort of tasty touch they needed.