Louisville-based roaster Quills Coffee announced today that they are expanding to Indianapolis this fall. Quills (which also happens to be my other place of employment), already roasts their coffee in New Albany, Indiana – a small town directly across the Ohio River from West Louisville. Quills writes on their website:
Expanding to a new city is a big and, frankly, scary step for our company- but one that we’re excited to make. Indianapolis’s culinary scene is experiencing burgeoning growth that is attracting national attention. Our experience opening our New Albany café and roastery has taught us that Hoosiers have an eager appetite for specialty coffee, and we’re excited to contribute to Indy’s growing coffee community. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that our founder Nathan Quillo is a diehard Colts fan.
Very few specialty coffee companies have pulled off the multi-city model, but the close proximity to Louisville makes Indy a logical choice for Quills. We expect Indianapolis has a lot in store for the future, and we’re excited Kentucky gets to be a small part of it.