Indy Roaster Tinker Coffee Not Fiddling Around, Opens First Two BarsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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The new Tinker Coffee bar at the Indianapolis airport. All photos courtesy of Tinker Coffee.

Indianapolis-based roasting company Tinker Coffee has gotten right down to business with its first forays into retail, opening two new coffee bars within the past month, with a third on the way.

The company opened its first coffee shop in a 900-square-foot space on Concourse B of Indianapolis International Airport. The soft opening of Tinker’s second location, a station inside the new AMP marketplace at 16 Tech in Riverside, followed soon after. Another airport location is scheduled to open later this year.

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How to make better coffee? Master roaster teaching Fort Myers classes

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Ulli Winckler loves to teach the world to drink — and grind and roast and understand — coffee.

The German-born master roaster has been in the coffee and tea industry for decades. He got his start in Germany in 1985, introduced to the business by his grandfather who was a tea expert. 

“Coffee is a very interesting product,” Winckler said. “It’s a living article and it’s a food. And food is an enjoyment.”

For more than 20 years, Winckler shared his passion for coffee and tea through international seminars held in Europe, Moscow, Japan and beyond.  He’s developed more than

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Stonewall Kitchen Acquires Longtime Roaster Vermont Coffee CompanyDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Vermont Coffee Company focuses on organic-certified coffees at its 40,000-square-foot Vermont roastery. Courtesy photo.

Maine-based specialty foods company Stonewall Kitchen has acquired longtime organic coffee roaster Vermont Coffee Company.

The coffee company, founded by Paul Ralston in 2000, joins a small portfolio of specialty food brands owned by Stonewall Kitchen, including the Stonewall brand, Village Candle, Tillen Farms (pickled and jarred foods) and Napa Valley Naturals (oils and vinegars).

The Boston-based private equity firm Audax Private Equity purchased a controlling stake in Stonewall Kitchen in 2019, precipitating a wave of six acquisitions. Just a month ago, Stonewall acquired the

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Mexico City Roaster Buna Driving Quality Through Protecting EcosystemsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Buna works with Mexican producers through soil testing and management practices. All images courtesy of Buna.

Launched as a small cafe by a pair of high school friends in 2012, Mexico City-based coffee company Buna has since evolved to offer a unique vision for protecting Mexican ecosystems.

Now a full-fledged roasting company with high-end restaurant clients throughout North America, Buna embraces the concept that the loss of complex ecosystems in places where coffee is grown can translate to unusable land. Thus, the company offers a three-tiered approach to ecosystem protection that values social relationships.

“You can’t conserve an ecosystem if

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