Drink deep of the culture that surrounds you this week with Neal Warner and Ross Bemis from Coat Check Coffee.

Where can you order a handcrafted Pistaccio Latte or Mezcal & Squirt in a space that encourages human interaction over laptop distraction? Coat Check and PROVIDER have quickly become the most recognized all-day cafes in Indianapolis and it all began when Neal Warner experienced a life-changing cup of pour-over coffee before an early morning on the farm. The Athenaeum discovered his talent and passion for coffee, and in February of 2017 Neal, his brother Paul, and sister-in-law Audreyalice opened Coat Check.

“We wanted to be on the frontlines of the revitalization of Indianapolis.”

Neal #curated the menu to feature handcrafted, high-quality ingredients without the pretension, so it only took a few weeks for the shop to be flooded with publicity, patrons, and, unfortunately, water. Last spring, Coat Check opened a second space called PROVIDER that features an additional cocktail menu. Learn about how Ross and Neal craft the ingredients for your favorite latte or cocktail, the purpose of the no-laptop policy at PROVIDER, and even coffee shop courtesies from the famous barista himself, Ross Bemis. Drink deep of the culture that surrounds you this week with Neal Warner and Ross Bemis of Coat Check Coffee and PROVIDER!

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Hayley Brown

Hayley Brown

Co-host & Chief Marketing Wizard, The Drink Culture Podcast

Hayley is a Co-host and the Chief Marketing Wizard for the Drink Culture Podcast. She’s currently obsessed with the Bottleworks project on Mass Ave, asking questions worth answering, and snuggling with her Holland Lop bunny, Bella.