The best part of waking up? If you're in Indianapolis, it's probably not Folgers in your cup. Instead, it's most likely (hopefully) a quality cup of coffee from one of the many local roasters we have in town. This town has become somewhat of a coffee capital, with an endless sea of roasters doling out quality java with top-notch beans. These folks take pride in the coffee their brewing, and nothing pisses them off more than seeing someone (read: most people) completely fuck it up... which is why we asked them exactly how we're screwing up our morning -- and afternoon and evening -- caffeine fix.
Using gross water
“It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that coffee is mostly water. If you live in a city like Indianapolis with super-hard water, you really need to make sure you're filtering or softening before you brew. Not only will hard water calcify your brewing machines if you're not careful, but it also doesn't taste good. At all.” - Stephen Hall, Tinker Coffee Co.