Member Perks: Indiana Coffees
People are buzzing over Indiana Coffees, a locally launched subscription service that introduces java from the state’s lesser-known roasters to your Chemex every month. Here, four John Doe joes you should know.
Monthly subscription fees range from $31 to $55. Visit indianacoffees.com to sign up.
Blue Mind Roasting
These exotic beans, sourced from the southern region of Ethiopia and roasted in small batches in Meridian-Kessler, make the ideal light roast to sip on a cool morning. It’s smooth with pops of citrus and blueberry, and smells as good as it tastes with a bright, floral aroma. bluemindroasting.com
Liberation Roasting Co.
Fountain Square–based Liberation is all about the integrity of its beans, using a medium roasting technique to emphasize their natural flavor profiles. The complex Sumatra-Aceh highlights the earthiness of sweet cedar, while fruity notes emerge as the java cools. Break this one out to impress coffee nerds. liberationroasting.com
Limelight Coffee Roasters
Located on the northeast side, Limelight takes pride in its sustainably sourced blends, like Brutally Honest, a combination of medium and dark roasts from Brazil, Sumatra, and Ethiopia. Aptly named, this slap-in-the-face is bold and nutty, with hints of chocolate, but leaves virtually no aftertaste.
Agapetos Coffee Roasters
Papua New Guinea peaberry
Grovertown’s Agapetos specializes in medium-body coffee. This one has a long vanilla finish with traces of lemon—a classic, mild taste perfect for an everyday cup. agapetoscoffeeroasters.com