The Caffeinery was founded in 2013 by husband and wife team, Frank and Lauren Reber. Prior to rocking the coffee lifestyle, Frank worked as a musician and recording engineer and Lauren worked as a wedding and lifestyle photographer. The one common thread between their industries was always coffee.
The Caffeinery had originated as a single multi-roaster shop located in the heart of Downtown Muncie, Indiana. Since its humble beginnings, The Caffeinery has continued to evolve and has grown into a full-fledged coffee company. By 2016, The Caffeinery had begun the process of starting their own coffee roasting program.
The humble beginnings of our roasting program started where all great things start (whether it be a band or tech startup)... in a garage. We started with a single 2-kilo roasting machine and jumped right in. Frank spent the next six months reading every publication on the subject in addition to picking the brains of any roaster willing to share their knowledge. After nearly 6-months and a few hundred roasts, we managed to earn a Bronze medal from the North American Gold Bean Roasting Competition for our Habitual Espresso Blend in the 2015. This was just the beginning… After roasting thousands of batches and enduring all of the seasons in a small garage, we knew it was time to dream bigger.
Fast forward to 2019, The Caffeinery is a bustling coffee shop and the epicenter of productivity in beautiful downtown Muncie, Indiana. A few blocks to the south, we have invested in our Coffee Roasting and Education Center where we are constantly striving to be better tomorrow than we are today.
TLDR: Lauren and Frank are married. They started a coffee shop and are now roasting their own shit. It's going well.