Updated: May 15
Coffee is the fuel that keeps these explorers moving, so when we discovered the new Southeast Indiana Coffee Trail, you can imagine the jubilation - explore Indiana and get some yummy brew? Count us in!
It all started at one of our favorite local coffee roasters - Funny Farm Coffee Company. Charley and I stopped by before heading to school for our usual Thursday coffee and hot-chocolate date and she found the new Coffee Trail passports. A potential adventure was born!
While the kids were camping with Nana, I took the opportunity to explore solo for a bit and swing by two shops - Emily's Brew Coffee Company and The Village Smith Coffee Shop & Apothecary. Total round-trip was about 110 miles and with stops and some exploring, took about 4 hours traveling through Versailles, Batesville, Oldenburg, Metamora and Brookville.
We'd recommend visiting one stop at a time and exploring each of the quaint towns surrounding these shops. While coffee itself can be a destination, each of these towns has so much to see and do - a day or weekend could easily be filled with activities the whole family can enjoy.
Coffee Trail passports can be picked up at any of the County Tourist Boards which are all listed on the passport (photo to the right). As a bonus, the fist 100 completed passports returned by December 31, 2023 will be rewarded with a Southeast Indiana Coffee Trail mug!
Check below the passport for some details on two shops I visited!
Emily's Brew Coffee Company
107 N. Washington Street, Versailles, IN 47042
Emily's Brew is sister-owned and operated and is situated right in downtown Versailles. Menu offerings include drip coffee, cappuccino and espresso drinks, and a selection of delicious pastries and food items.
I had the drip coffee and a blueberry muffin on our visit - pro tip: get the muffin warmed up!
Hurry in, though, if you're hungry - the bakery items are first-come, first-served and might not be there when you arrive!
Emily's Brew Facebook page can be found here
The Village Smith Coffee Shop & Apothecary
19068 Main Street, Metamora, IN 47030
The Village Smith is a store in Metamora, selling a variety of souvenirs, and locally crafted goods including candles, jams, tanned furs and knives.
On Saturday, May 6th the Village Smith officially opened the Coffee Shop, right next door, serving drip coffees, cappuccino and espresso drinks as well as roasted coffee beans and games.
She shop has a "back room" with board games available to play while you enjoy the brew, as well as a sitting area to just relax and soak up the ambiance.
You can find their facebook page here
We hope you'll visit these wonderful shops and share your experiences with us.