Indy Soft Water Case Study: Tinker Coffee Co.

We love using great water to make outstanding beverages. Case in point: Coffee. You get a better brew when you use high-quality, filtered water. Match that with some truly exceptional roasted beans—well, that’s a perfect pair.

About Tinker Coffee:

Since 2014, Tinker Coffee Co. has been on a mission to make amazing coffee available and accessible to the masses. Based out of Indianapolis, they operate as a roaster and supply delicious beans to a wide array of coffee shops, restaurants, and offices in the area. Tinker Coffee also offers subscription packages for their coffee. This is great for people around Indy, as well as others all over the country. Simply choose how many 12 oz. bags you’d like per month, and Tinker will ship it to your door. You’ll be able to try lots of different coffee varieties because their selections rotate with the seasons. For example, September 2018 features a Guatemalan coffee with interesting stone fruit characteristics and berry notes. This isn’t something you see very often from Guatemalan coffee, so they’re excited to share this, and other unique finds, with subscribers every month. For more details on the subscriber-exclusive coffee from Tinker, check out their Subscription page and consider signing up! Then you can try their favorite coffee discoveries for yourself.

Key Water Concerns:

Tinker Coffee has advocated great water quality from the get-go. And since they already had filtration equipment at their roastery, their big water concern was to help their accounts brew fantastic coffee with the best beans and the best water possible. To do that, they needed to connect their customers to some water experts. Having the right filters in place can give everyone the full effect of Tinker-roasted coffee!

Water Filtration Solutions:

Tinker Coffee understood what was important for their customers’ water quality, but they needed help managing those solutions. After meeting our team at Indy Soft Water, they finally felt like they had a partner for water filtration. We’ve only deepened our relationship since that first encounter. Now, Tinker Coffee is comfortable recommending Indy Soft Water to all of their customers and accounts. We’ve got the right systems for any water problems, from water softeners to reverse osmosis and even UV filters. Cafés and companies love working with the both of us to upgrade the coffee game. Our knowledge of water filtration systems helps coffee-lovers get the equipment they need, and Tinker’s coffee roasting expertise delivers delicious beans. The result is always delicious! Together, we’re a smart recipe for all of your coffee brewers and expresso machines.

Upcoming Events:

Tinker Coffee loves getting involved with local events around Indy—which just makes us love them even more! If you want to get in on the action, secure tickets and mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

Sun King CANvitational

September 8, 2018: The 6th annual event takes place on Georgia Street. Details here.

Indy Donut Festival

September 29, 2018: This sold-out event is happening in Broad Ripple Park. Details here.

Girls Pint Out: Coffee Beer & Donuts

October 6, 2018: The 4th annual event is hosted at Indianapolis City Market. Details here.

Historic Irvington Halloween Festival

October 20-27, 2018: The 72nd annual festival is sure to be a blast. Details here.

More Tinker Coffee Love:

There are also plenty of places around town where you can try Tinker’s coffee year-round. Pop in to any one of these coffee hotspots around town. You’ll be in for a treat!

Coat Check Coffee

Located in the historic Athenaeum off Mass Ave, Coat Check Coffee has crazy good Yelp reviews. This is a cozy go-to place for specialty brews, lattes, and treats.

Rabble Coffee

Tinker Coffee developed the house blend for Rabble. It’s a medium roast called Rouser, and it’s got a wonderful nutty aftertaste. Enjoy it in-house, or take a bag of beans home!

Foundry Provisions

If you want a bite to eat alongside your coffee, check out Foundry Provisions in downtown Indianapolis. They’re housed in the corner of 16th and Alabama.

Garden Table

With one location in Broad Ripple and another on Mass Ave, Garden Table is a popular spot for lunch. Order a Tinker roast with some of their tasty Garden Toast!


Local sourcing helps set Milktooth apart. Go in early for coffee and pastry, or swing by after 9am for their full-service menu. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Tinker Coffee has a loyal fan base. To stay on top of all their events and news, be sure to follow them on social media. (We know you’ll love their Instagram feed!) Please give them a shout-out next time you’re sipping on one of their brews!