Boasting About Roasting
Although Bendix Coffee Co. roasts its beans for coffee drinkers who enjoy a good morning cup of joe, it has also been experimenting with flavors that suit a later hour. For example, its bourbon-barrel-aged beans. Using barrels from neighboring Indiana Whiskey Company, Bendix ages its roasted beans, turning them daily for a couple of weeks until they are sufficiently infused with the whiskey notes. And, working with Michiana Brewing Supply of South Bend, Bendix is perfecting a Cascade hops–infused, cold-brewed coffee served via nitro taps. For details on purchasing or tasting these specialty coffees or beans for your morning cup, visit Bendix Coffee Co.’s Facebook page.
Zen Café Coffee Roasters have a beautiful new website that features the farmers from whom they buy beans directly. Check out the stunning photography and detailed information at zencafecoffee.com. They recently purchased a new roaster to increase their capacity and are remodeling the LangLab space in South Bend with plans to open a café. They currently share the LangLab space with Violet Sky Chocolates. Their blog mentions plans to use the chocolate in the café—coffee and truffle pairings from the same country of origin, anyone?
Stop in at DIY Coffee and Ale Supply in Goshen for a pour-over of the "Panama Segunda Geisha." It is a honey processed coffee.
The cup profile for the Geisha is tropical, floral, Key lime, complex, and elegant acidity. It is a favorite among the regulars.
Bendix Coffee Co.
2721 Kenwood Ave.
Zen Café Coffee Roasters
1302 High St.