OSA is a micro coffee roaster tucked into the landscape of the Edgehill neighborhood of Nashville. Located in a carriage house turned bike shop turned coffee roaster, the space is small and cozy. Don’t come with your laptop, OSA operates as a minimalistic walk-up window. Enjoy expertly pulled shots, brewed coffee and cold brew to name a few, and pick up a mid afternoon snack from the pastry case fully stocked with locally baked items.
OSA is co-owned by Lesa Wood and Jack Egan, bringing over 20 years of coffee experience between them to the roaster. Truly a coffee pioneer in Nashville, Lesa opened the first pour over only coffee shop in town. She’s also responsible for the creation of the ever popular 8th & Roast coffee shop. Her passion for coffee began during her first career. As a night shift nurse in need of caffeine to make it until dawn, she was known for bringing freshly roasted coffee to share with her unit. Her 13 years of coffee roasting experience began when she purchased her first home coffee roaster as a gift for her husband. Like most entrepreneurs get their start, Lesa and her husband started roasting coffee for friends and neighbors. Word spread and they began to offer home service, they started selling at the local farmers market, and were eventually picked up by Whole Foods. Growth happened naturally.
After years of running a traditional coffee cafe, she set out with her friend, Jack Egan, to create a business solely focused on coffee roasting. To say they have been successful is an understatement. Headquarters, Brightside Bakeshop, The Loading Dock and Falcon are just a few of the shops around town where you can buy OSA coffee.
OSA has become a mainstay in the Edgehill neighborhood, since opening one year ago. Lesa greets regulars by name while she pulls shots for their drinks. If you stop by in the morning, more than likely she will be the one behind the bar; manually pulling the shots for your americano on a Victoria Arduino espresso machine or brewing black coffee on a 15-year old Fedco she rebuilt herself. If you’re cold brew drinker, purchase a growler which can be returned to the shop to be sanitized and reused.
Lesa and Jack carefully choose the beans they roast for OSA, each coming from farmers they know and always Rainforest Alliance approved. Visit their light and plant filled shop to taste a cup of coffee made from beans whose taste tells the story of love and care that went into roasting them. You won’t regret it.