About Us

Common Grounds is locally owned by the Robinson family. It started in 1992 as just a local coffee shop and has grown into the largest locally owned coffee business in Lexington. Besides the 3 stores, Common Ground's has a warehouse facility where coffee is roasted fresh every week and  the warehouse is where the majority of the food products are made in the company's commercial kitchen. The warehouse is also where other local Kentucky coffee shop owners come to purchase coffee shop products like DaVinci syrups, Gheradelli chocolate and of course freshly roasted coffee.

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Here's a little video we put together so you can learn more about us: 


Our Team

David & Julia Robinson - Managing Partners

David and Julia have been coffee fanatics since their college days.  Having spent over 15 years in the Seattle area, they are no strangers to the coffee scene. After their move to the Bluegrass Region in 2010, they were excited to find delicious locally roasted coffee in Lexington.  They purchased Common Grounds in 2017 and are thrilled to continue the legacy started in 1992 by creating small batch, hand crafted, locally roasted coffee.  

Their motto: Start every day with an amazing cup of coffee.

Our Community

As you know, at Common Grounds we respect and value our role as a member of our local community, and so we are proud to support local agencies and organizations that are working to directly better the health, happiness, and creativity of our shared community.

Below are just a few of the organizations that we've supported so far this year:

  • The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Edythe H Hayes Middle School
  • Harrison Elementary School
  • Southern Elementary School
  • Glendover Elementary School
  • Keeneland College Scholarship Day
  • Bluegrass Pride
  • Race to Read 5 Fundraiser
  • Lexington Public Library - 1 Book 1 Bluegrass
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma at Cenre College
  • Cente for Courageous Kids
  • NoLi
  • Bluegrass Community Foundation

Know of an organization or cause that you think we should be supporting? Let us know

Job Opportunities

We are always looking for talented individuals. If you'd like to join our team please email a resume with a little bit about your background to us.