There are lots of great attractions available in Indianapolis, Indiana. The city has plenty of excellent locations where you can relax and enjoy a delicious coffee brew. Here are some of the best places to get coffee in Indianapolis.
Calvin Fletcher Coffee Company

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For fantastic coffee with refined flavors from coffee capitals all over the world, drive to Calvin Fletcher Coffee Company. This coffee house partners with individual coffee growers in their home nations to bring you the best beans and brews available. The Mexico Bourbon brew comes from beans grown by Luis Ordonez in Chiapas. Its Ethiopian beans are grown at Dumerso Village, and farmers ferment them with cherries to create a flavorful cup like no other. The women of Muyinga Province grow and harvest the Burundi bourbon beans, and grower Alfonso Ventura grows the honeyed Honduran blend.

The Chinese blend comes from the jungle-filled Yunnan province. When you buy from Calvin Fletcher, you help small growers who put a lot of love into their work. All these blends are available in hot brew, café au lait, pour-over, espresso, and signature mixed versions. The signature drinks are unique twists on traditional coffee drinks. With the Blossom, you'll get espresso, honey, and sparkling water. The Forward Latte has orange blossom water, sarsaparilla, cascara, and sumac, and the Mocha Latte contains cocoa, chocolate sauce, and your favorite brew. You can visit Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quills Coffee

For a family-friendly atmosphere, check out Quills Coffee. The company roasts its coffee beans twice per week for maximum freshness. Customers love the dark Inkwell brew, the Blacksmith brew, and the Southern Gothic brew. The Night Owl brew is particularly flavorful, and the Peruvian Huabal blend tastes earthy and strong. The Kainantu brew from Papua New Guinea uses beans gathered from the plants of eight small villages. It's hand-picked for quality and certified organic.

For a lighter coffee, try the Ethiopian Polliwog blend. It has notes of watermelon, berry, rose, and jasmine. If you don't feel like caffeine, choose the Cauca Decaf blend from Colombia. It contains notes of lemon, nougat, and brown sugar. The Mexican Cristal blend has a particularly complex flavor with raisin, candied almond, dark chocolate, and creamy nougat notes. This stop is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Tinker Coffee Company

Tinker Coffee Company is another great place for ethically sourced beans and perfectly prepared brews. The Ethiopian Crowns blend won the 2021 Ethiopia Cup of Excellence coffee contest, and it's sourced from 200 small farmers. Its flavors include lychee fruit, pineapple, raspberry, gin syrup, grape, rose, jasmine, and passion fruit. The Colombian Finca la Granada blend grows at 5,577 feet in elevation, producing a unique mix of guava, wild cherry, and fruit punch notes. The Ethiopian Bekele Kachara Hamasho blend has notes of watermelon candy, guava, and mango, and it grows on even higher ground. This means the climate is cooler, making the flavors of the coffee beans more complex.

For an ultra-strong cup with a fruity finish, try the Mexican Nanixhe blend. It has notes of milk chocolate, walnut, and strawberry for a powerful, stimulating flavor. If you prefer cold-pressed coffee, try the Zing blend. It has a rich chocolate and complex fruit flavor with a classic espresso kick. The Tinker Coffee Company cafe is open on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and you can visit on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also visit the roastery from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Hubbard & Cravens

In the coffee world, people crave lovingly crafted and washed beans. At Hubbard & Cravens, every batch of coffee beans is carefully inspected to ensure maximum quality and flavor. Hubbard & Cravens also offers a line of flavorful teas, so no matter how you like to get your caffeine boost, you can find something you like that will do the trick.

Bean blends include a French roast, Espresso Cordillera, Sobro Organic, Estate, and Morning Sky. The Espresso Cordillera comes from Latin America and East Africa, and it's ideal for those who like milky coffees or double shots of espresso. The Estate blend has a mild citrus flavor, and it tastes crisp and elegant. Small farmers grow the beans, and supplies are sometimes limited. That means it's a good idea to get a bag when it's in stock.

Hubbard & Craven's French Roast undergoes extended roasting to draw out the deepest flavors and reduce acidity, creating a clean, dark roast. The Morning Sky blend is full-bodied and ideal for people who enjoy a heavy breakfast. It uses Indonesian and Central American beans with a rich, warm flavor.

The Sobro Organic mix is the sweetest offering, and it has notes of plum and dark chocolate. The location at North Pennsylvania Street is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. every other day. Its location on Carrollton Avenue is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Nine Lives Indy Cat Cafe

At Nine Lives Indy Cat Cafe, you can enjoy your coffee while spending time with awesome animal companions. This comfortable, cat-filled environment is filled with soft chairs and other comfortable seating, and its artful, attractive cappuccino drinks feature feline artwork woven into the creamy top layer.

A variety of baked goods are available, including cookies and brownies. You can also enjoy a sandwich while you hang out with a furry friend. All the cats are friendly, and they need good homes. If you find a feline you love, you can adopt the animal. Then, the cafe will help another cat who needs a new family. Adoption is free, and all the cats are vaccinated and dewormed. Reservations are required at Nine Lives Indy Cat Cafe, and you can visit Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. It's open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

These are only some of the best places to get coffee in Indianapolis. Did we miss any of your favorite spots? Contact us and let us know which place you like most. If you're feeling extra friendly, feel free to bring us a cup next time you stop by to review our new vehicle inventory or get service on your vehicle

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