Quills Coffee Joining La Marzocco Cafe's Residency in November

The news is out! We're so excited to be a part of La Marzocco Cafe's Year 2 residency program. The Seattle cafe opened doors in 2016, each month welcoming a new roaster with their own menu, bar flow, and selection of coffees. There will be an outstanding lineup of roasters in this year, and we will be seeing you all there from November 7th to December 4th! Find out more information at the link below.


10 Years and Two New Cafes. Introducing Our Joint Cafe with Steel City Pops.

It was announced this morning that we at Quills will be opening a joint cafe with our friends at Alabama-based Steel City Pops in St. Matthews later this year. This will be Quills' 6th location, and Steel City's 2nd location in the Louisville area. What does that mean? Well for starters, it means popfogato every day.


2017 marks the 10th Anniversary for us at Quills, and in addition to opening our new roastery/cafe/office/training lab space in NuLu there will be a lot of excitement in the company through the year. We have two competitors who recently placed at the CoffeeChamps regional event in Knoxville, landing them spots to compete for the US Barista Cup and US Brewers Cup Championships during the SCA event in Seattle this April. 

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A Nationwide Coffee Fundraiser For The ACLU


This weekend more than 600 cafes are joining in raising funds for the American Civil Liberties Union, the non-partisan liberty defenders. Coffee publication, Sprudge, earlier this week launched with matching sponsorships for the first 26 coffee companies that joined in this effort, and now coffee companies like us have joined in to help match for hundreds more. At Quills, we believe in Quality for All, and as such this Saturday and Sunday we will be donating a portion of our sales in all four of our cafes in Louisville, New Albany, and Indianapolis, to the cause. 
See the following post from Sprudge for more information about the fundraiser, and why coffee shops like us are participating. 

Quills X Prima Holiday Promo 2016

Our good friends at Prima Coffee here in Louisville, KY are running a pretty slick promo for the holidays featuring yours truly. Until December 31st or while supplies last, get a free bag of Quills coffee up to $20 with free shipping when you purchase any Baratza grinder, Bonavita brewer, or bundle at $99 or more from https://prima-coffee.com/deals. Check out this great video they made for the promotion.

Show Opening and Book Release for "Falls"

Join us Saturday, Nov. 19th from 6-8pm at our Baxter Location, 930 Baxter Ave Louisville, KY 40204, for the show opening and book release for "Falls."

These prints are by Louisville photographers Emil Handke, Tim Robertson and Michael Winters. The photographs were made during the summer of 2016 at Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville, Indiana.

There will be a limited, 50 copy run of “Falls” available for sale at the event for $20.  


Now Roasting: Ethiopia Beriti and Costa Rica La Angostura

We have two newer coffees on the menu, one we've actually had for a few weeks now and another freshly released. Welcome Ethiopia Beriti and Costa Rica La Angostura!

Ethiopia Beriti


As much as we love Kayon Mountain around these parts, it is always great to find a nice counterpoint. This more traditionally-sourced Ethiopian coffee is no less interesting in its own right. Beriti, a washing station in the Woreda district of Tore, Yirgacheffe, is known for consistently turning out coffees that shine with the classic Yirgacheffe cup profile: clean, floral, bright and delicate. This coffee hits all those marks, with well-balanced notes of stone fruit, citrus, and delicate floral characteristics. We find that the Beriti seems to pop with a bit more juiciness and tea characteristics, tasting bergamot, nectarine and sweet graham cracker. You'll also find this beauty as our November Single-Origin Espresso offering in our cafes. Click here to buy now

Costa Rica La Angostura


For the second year in a row, we bring you coffee from La Angostura. This coffee represents another great result of our importer’s “Community Coffee” programs, in which they work with small coops in local communities to raise standards for coffee and standard of living for the community. These programs pay higher premiums in general, and these premiums go back into building community infrastructure. It’s a great program that benefits the communities where this coffee is grown, and benefits those who drink it by guaranteeing higher quality in the cup, ultimately resulting in quality improvements year over year. We taste: Chocolate, nougat, walnut and green apple. Click here to buy now


Our Indy Cafe named Best Coffee in Indiana by Cosmopolitan


We were thrilled to read a few weeks ago that our Indianapolis cafe was featured in an article by Cosmopolitan: The Best Coffee in Every State in 2016. We are incredibly proud of our team in the way they represent Quills, and Indiana coffee. If you've yet to visit, now is a great time while we have our delicious Fall seasonal drink menu. Indianapolis Quills Family photos by Tiernae Salley