This week, we’re looking at a fall-favorite vendor – Indie Coffee Roasters! Indie Coffee Roasters has again joined Fishers Parks to be part of the first-ever virtual Fishers Fall Farmers Market, selling whole-bean coffee, mugs and other merch.
If you’re new to the idea of the virtual market, don’t worry. Fishers Parks brought back this platform of online ordering from local vendors after starting off the 2020 summer season in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The idea is simple, you can shop 9 a.m. Sunday through noon Wednesday each week through Dec. 18, and on Fridays, orders are delivered, no contact, to your door.
Now, more about Indie Coffee Roasters.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS
Indie Coffee Roasters is a small-batch, single-origin coffee roastery and coffeeshop headquartered in Carmel. They began roasting coffee on a Whirly Pop popcorn machine in 2013 and expanded to their first retail space in January 2018. Since then, they’ve expanded our reach to the Fishers, Carmel, and Zionsville Farmers Markets, as well as a list of wholesale clients throughout the state of Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. Learn more at www.indiecoffeeroasters.com.
WHAT TO GET
Gayo Trogon whole-bean coffee
Q&A with Diane McAndrews, Director of Retail for Indie Coffee Roasters
Q: How long have you been in business?
A: “We began roasting in 2013 and opened up our shop in Carmel in 2018. We joined the Farmers Market last year.”
Q: Why did you start your business?
A: “Our love for coffee and love for people. Coffee brings people together. Good coffee can soften the tension.”
Q: What products do you sell and what is your most popular product?
A: “We sell roasted, single-origin coffee beans that rotate seasonally. We are known for our nitro cold brew, which is popular in the summer.”
Q: What is an interesting fact about your business?
A: “We all really like what we do. We feel very blessed to be able to be part of the community.”
Q: What is your favorite part of the Farmers’ Market?
A: “Making the connection with the community. We especially like the Fishers Farmers Market because dogs are allowed (when the market is running at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater). We love to see how our customers’ personalities match their dogs, and we love seeing neighbors stop and talk along the pathways of the market.”
Q: What else do you want customers to know about your business?
A: “We are part of the community, too. We want to serve our community from wherever they are, whether we’re serving at the shop or our customers are enjoying their coffee in their own homes.”