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401 South Walnut Street
Muncie, IN, 47305
United States

The Caffeinery specializes in gourmet coffees, loose leaf teas, and espresso-based beverages. Whether you’re looking for a morning cup of coffee or a sun cured single origin Ethiopian, you can count on our highly skilled baristas to execute your coffee needs with artistic precision. You can get a cup of coffee anywhere. We want to make it an experience!

The business was founded in 2013 by husband and wife duo, Frank and Lauren Reber. Having been born and raised in Muncie, Frank and Lauren are very familiar with the area. In fact, both of their parents had owned and operated local businesses; Lauren's family owned The Music Room, and Frank's father owns Reber Machine & Tool. They are no strangers when it comes to understanding what it takes to be immersed in a family-owned business and it was this unique background that fanned the entrepreneurial spark in both of them. Aside from the coffee shop, Lauren is a musician and professional photographer that specializes in wedding and lifestyle photography. Frank is a musician and recording engineer who specializes in recording music. However, the common thread that connects all of their interests  has always been coffee.



This small piece of internet real-estate is dedicated to all things associated with The Caffeinery, our local community, and the coffee industry at large. We hope that you find it informative and entertaining. Thanks for taking the time to check us out!

Uncommon Grounds

Frank Reber

And so it begins... my first book recommendation related to (but not limited to) the coffee industry. I picked this book up at the beginning of 2016. It took me a few months to finish it; mainly because I I was reading it in short bursts between other books. I don't like the void that is left when I finish a book and have nothing lined up next, so I'm always reading multiple books. It's important to note that this is not a technical book in regards to brewing or brew science. This is a coffee history book that chronicles the ins and outs of coffee and the industry itself. 

This is a factually dense book that is hard to digest at times. Some chapters are better than others, but for the most part it's a good read. It's a bit cold at times due to the author trying to cover every possible aspect of the topic at hand. You may find yourself re-reading a chapter or two in order to fully absorb the details. I'm not sure if it was the factual density that caused me to re-read these chapters, or if I just kept falling asleep and forgetting what I was reading. I have a bad habit of trying to read books in bed after a long day. No matter how exhilarating the content, I still manage to drop the book on my face multiple times before eventually giving up for the night. 

I have taken away a lot of information from these pages. If you're interested in the history of coffee and the various companies that have dabbled in coffee since its inception, this is the book for you. It's available on amazon in paperback for a whopping $16.34.