QuenchWater Coffee - it's a REAL thing!
The backstory: You see, my farrier husband likes his coffee black. And strong. So strong that he describes it as "Strong enough to float a horseshoe." And thus the idea for Quench Water Coffee was born. For the uninitiated, quench water is the water that farriers and blacksmiths use to quickly cool their heated horseshoes and what-not.
Farriers who travel empty their quench water bucket between stops, but the water in stationary shops is not changed. It lingers forever and takes on murky, mythical qualities. It's even said to be a reliable cure for poison ivy.
At any rate, the vision of coffee floating horseshoes amused me, and through a series of serendipitous encounters, a source for HoofPrints to offer it's own custom roasted/blended coffee presented itself. QuenchWater Coffee is roasted, blended and ground in a circa 1922 brick building here in Alexandria, Indiana. Formerly the Glove Corporation, maker of Dura-Bull Gloves, it's now home to a number of local small businesses. Harrison Street Roasters makes their coffees in small batches, using a vintage roaster. HoofPrints is proud to join the ranks of their other customers; most being upscale restaurants located throughout the state.