Calico Jack Coffee is run by a coffee loving duo, Chris Barbian and his nephew Austin Barbian. Calico Jack has been a relentless pursuit of coffee perfection through a dedication to real environmental, social, and fiscal sustainability and a commitment to creating cutting-edge coffee people. We are socially active in the coffee roast community making our name known for our quality and passion. We belong to the Cleveland Roasters Club sharing our ideas and exchanging all of our knowledge with others across the globe. We are not in this business to create just coffee. We are in this business to create coffee as it should be tasted and enjoyed. If you see us at a Coffee Convention, or just walking the streets (or beach), pull us aside and we'll talk coffee with you, it's what we do.
Christopher Barbian was born in Northeastern Ohio in the area of numerous production wineries. His passion for the perfect sensory of taste followed him to the passion of coffee. He is an Engineer by trade and perfection by science is his way of life. That is how Calico Jack began, with the search for perfect tasting coffee. Wherever he travels to, he seeks out the best roasteries and coffee shops swopping ideas and learning to the path to the perfect cup of coffee. Challenges are what Chris is familiar with having beat Stage 4 throat cancer that taught him the quality value of life, and now having a challenge of dealing with Stage 4 lung cancer. Never giving up, never giving in, he fights everyday not so much for himself, but for those who learn from him. Chris hopes to generate a business that can give back to the cancer community for research and development to beat this life changing disease. His passions are God, his family, and friends. His hobbies are staying active with Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Surfing, building Cafe Racers, and being the best Dad to his kids.
Enjoy life.... as if it was your last cup of coffee....
Austin Barbian was born in Ashtabula, Ohio and grew up there. He moved to Pittsburgh in September 2013 to pursue his passion for filmmaking, it was here during many college finals and multiple all-nighters that Austin discovered his love for specialty coffee. He recently moved back to Ashtabula and he now has more time for coffee and decided to join his uncle on this journey and adventure.