Better Food Stories: Tinker Coffee Co.

This is episode 11 of the Better Food Stories interview series, which includes conversations with the entrepreneurs behind some of today’s newest and most innovative food brands.



Coffee is among the most popular beverages in the entire world, with over 450 million cups consumed each year.

But ask any coffee aficionado if every cup of joe is created equal and chances are you’ll hear a capital N.O. And the truth is, they’d be right.

The quality of coffee depends on a wide range of factors, but it starts with the variety of the beans used to make the cup, the tree from which the beans were obtained and soil in which that tree was grown.

Photo courtesy of Tinker Coffee Co.

Photo courtesy of Tinker Coffee Co.

Steve Hall, the co-founder and CEO of Tinker Coffee Co., a speciality roaster located in Indianapolis, is an expert when it comes to brewing up a really great cup of coffee. His company Tinker Coffee is on a mission to roast the finest specialty coffees from around the world and provide its visitors with an awesome and educational experience.

In my interview with Steve, you’ll learn:

  • What goes into making a really great cup of coffee

  • How Steve went from working in the wine industry to starting his own coffee roasting company

  • How focusing on coffee education has not only helped Tinker sell more coffee but also created loyal following around their products

  • Where Steve’s favorite coffee region is

… and so much more.

Photo courtesy of Tinker Coffee Co.

Photo courtesy of Tinker Coffee Co.

Click the link above to listen to my entire interview with Stephen Hall. And, sign up to the mailing list at if you want to get new episodes of the Better Food Stories interview series delivered straight to your inbox.

Also, make sure to stick around to the end of the episode to learn how to score a discount for Tinker’s monthly coffee subscription, which give you access to amazing (and pretty exclusive) coffee delivered right to your door every month.

Adria Greenhauff