Tinker Coffee Co.

Malawi Misuku

Nutmeg, honey, granny apple crisp.

A medium-full bodied coffee, this lot from the Misuku Cooperative in Malawi balances delicate fruity aromatics with rich baked fruit flavors in the cup. We love the buttery mouthfeel that reminds us of a fine Peruvian coffee with a sweet caramelized tangerine acidity and velvety body.

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Chitipa District
Misuku Cooperative, Mzuzu Cooperative Union
Washed Process

Misuku Cooperative, Mzuzu Cooperative Union

Established in 2007, Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union is made up of six primary cooperatives: Misuku, Phoka and Viphya North, Nkhata Bay Highlands, South East Mzimba, and Ntchisi. With 2,469 members, Mzuzu acts as an umbrella organization in charge of sorting, processing, and marketing the green coffee on behalf of its member producers. Mzuzu concentrates its efforts on coffee production and expansion, quality improvement, promotion of domestic coffee consumption, and community development projects. It manages 54 washing stations spread throughout the six primary cooperatives and runs a cupping lab with three cuppers who manage the quality control of all the coffee produced by the primary cooperatives. The union owns its own dry mill and exports the coffee directly through the port of Beira in Mozambique.

Chitipa District, Malawi

Mzuzu farms are located throughout northern Malawi, in an area of the country with rain-fed highland which is considered the most suitable for coffee-growth and production. The good quality of the soil, along with high levels of rain and mild climate, have helped foster the growth of the country’s best coffee. Coffee producers have been farming in Malawi since the 1930s, though sales have been limited due to the scattered nature and small size of the grower cooperatives. Through the formation of the Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union, thousands of members have been able to organize and achieve a higher price for their specialty coffee, as well as work together to strengthen their coffee communities.

Indianapolis, IN
(317) 438-5728

Tinker Coffee Co.

When brothers-in-law Steve Hall and Jeff Johnson founded Tinker Coffee Co., they had a simple plan: bring the specialty coffee scene to their own Indianapolis, Indiana backyard. Combining backgrounds in wine and tech (Jeff worked with IBM for 10 years) with a dedication to sourcing fantastic coffees and sharing the excitement with customers, Steve and Jeff were recently named “Indy’s most innovative roaster" by Indianapolis Monthly, so their hard work is paying off!

Tinker Coffee was founded in 2014 and roasts coffee for a sweet group of restaurants, offices, and markets. Jeff admits to preferring Colombian coffees, and Steve, Kenyas.


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