Homewrecker Handmade with Darrin

Homewrecker Handmade with Darrin

Homewrecker Handmade is out on her own! Part of what makes me happy are great conversations. This is a pretty fun conversation with Kirsten of Homewrecker Handmade and Mrs. D after she, Kirsten, has decided to throw her hat in the entrepreneurship full time. Come...

Darrin’s Coffee is Moving | Maybe Not.

This is an update. We ain’t going nowhere. We’re the best coffee roaster to our fans for a reason. Times can be hard in the world of entrepreneurship. But there’s a reason that I do this thing. I’m an entrepreneur. I’m built like that and...

Indianapolis Best Coffee Shop 2017!

Indy’s Best Coffee Shop 2017! It was a tough road. Long year. I knew that no matter what, if we stayed on task, never gave up, that we could win the Best Coffee Shop in Indianapolis. Chowhounders love us. Yelpers love us. Facebook fans are awesome. Imagine if we...
A Strong Man and Wham.

A Strong Man and Wham.

    A convo with a strong man. While we listen to Wham. All at Darrin’s Coffee/Ratel SEO As you guys know, I love visiting with customers/fam all of the time. Lately, because we’ve been down for the count, I’ve been focusing on really...
A Visit with some Family…

A Visit with some Family…

A visit from some family. I told you guys that I love having visits with my customers a/k/a family up in the building… Well, surprisingly enough I had a visit from some family of “family” from back in high school days… I was working on my other...
Methylene Chloride | Darrin’s Coffee

Methylene Chloride | Darrin’s Coffee

Methylene Chloride – Cancer with a touch of decaf. Methylene Chloride is a chemical that causes cancer in animals and is regulated as a cancer-causing substance in the workplace. Because it forms carbon monoxide in the body, the chemical can increase angina...

Pierre-Joseph Pelletier | Caffeine King

Pierre-Joseph Pelletier (22 March 1788 – 19 July 1842) was a French chemist who did notable research on vegetable alkaloids and was the co-discoverer of quinine, caffeine, and strychnine. Founding Father of the “Wave of Coffee”? According to individuals,...
This is how you create a legacy.

This is how you create a legacy.

Legacy of Triumph When my buddy Jeremy Matheny  dropped in the shop the obligatory 1 1/2 hours before the show, and took a quick lay of the land, I felt that same bit of tension that reminds you of the hour or two before the Sectional High School football game. (Hats...