Sample some of Indiana’s best coffee roasters all in one event

You guessed right, coffee is NOT grown in Indiana BUT did you know? We have many coffee-related members in Indiana Grown. Roasters import beans, sometimes traveling to other countries to find just the right ones, then roast it and package the beans to make them their own. Coffee roasters are Indiana business owners and Indiana Grown is an agricultural economic development program. And who doesn’t like coffee? Grouchy people…that’s who!

Heather Tallman, Member Program Manager, Indiana Grown, and Andy Gillman, BeeCoffee Roasters, tell us more about a FREE, family-friendly event that features a great way to learn more about coffee in a warm and tasty environment!

WHO:                      More than 20 different local coffee roasters and Indiana Grown members

WHEN:                    Saturday, Nov. 4 / 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:       Bent Rail Brewery   

5301 Winthrop Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46220

WHAT:                    The Indiana Grown initiative, developed by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), will host its first-ever “Coffee Connect” event in Broad Ripple on Saturday, Nov. 4. An event exclusively featuring and highlighting more than 20 coffee roasters from across the state, attendees can expect to sip, sample, and shop from a wide variety of Hoosier coffees.

                                Hosted by Indiana Grown member Bent Rail Brewery, a special brunch menu featuring local eats and treats from a variety of Indiana Grown members will be offered to guests. Attendees are encouraged to indulge in the delicious dishes while learning the art of grinding, roasting, and brewing from local coffee connoisseurs.


Developed and supported by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), the Indiana Grown Initiative educates consumers on the importance of buying Indiana Grown products, helps Indiana farmers and producers sell more products and supports Indiana processers in their effort to process more Indiana Grown products. Indiana Grown members and partners include farmers, producers, processors and artisans, as well as retailers, grocers and restaurants. For more information about this free program, visit


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