For my first installment of "What's in Ott, A's Latte'?" I decided to stop in on a local coffee roaster that's been in business since 1991. Hubbard & Cravens Coffee & Tea! They have 4 locations in the Indy Metro area as well as providing coffee to numerous restaurants around town. In fact 80 percent of their business is wholesale and it was while dining out where I personally heard about and tried their coffee.. Recently, I learned they had a coffee shops so I knew I had to stop in and drink more of their beans.
their Instagram account you can view pictures of their travels and bean selections, as it's fascinating to see.
Once the beans are here in Indy additional work on roasting the beans to perfection is done in their test kitchen on ensure the distinct flavors they desire can be obtained.
While at Hubbard & Cravens I drank the Sobro Organic Blend. These beans were sourced from Indonesia and East Africa and the cup had a bold initial flavor with a sweet finish. And, of course I had to try a Lemon Poppy Seed muffin (which was delicious).
Looking ahead to the future the owners are looking outside the traditional coffee drinking regions of the world for new innovative ideas. Places like Poland and Thailand have given them insight on coffee ice cubes and sweetened milk in coffee that will inspire them to new tastes and flavors back here in Indy.
Their coffee and teas can be purchased online or at their coffee shops and be on the lookout for their brews at some of your favorite restaurants.
Thanks to Hubbard & Cravens for hosting me for the day!