Keep Caffeinated in Chicago
The Windy City is home to several renowned roasteries and beloved independent coffee shops.
Bevver organizes the Chicago Cappuccino Club, a group of thousands of Chicagoans looking for perks around the city. In the spirit of active sipping we have visited public cupping events, roastery tours, and inspired the very first coffee tasting and art class where guests also learned how to paint with coffee. Join us for an upcoming adventure!
The Chicago Coffee Scene
Chicago is home to fantastic coffee roasters and cafes. We strive to keep coffee lovers informed of not only the best venues to drink coffee and do things, but also stay abreast of the movers and shakers in the caffeinated world. When you think of Chicago coffee you may think of Intelligentsia. Intelligentsia is a great success story of a Chicago roaster that has grown exponentially, and is now part of the Peet's Coffee family. The Chicago roastery is still managing its operations and sourcing high quality coffee. In fact, for their Bourbon County collaboration with Goose Island Brewing, they paid a visit to the origin. The Fulton Street brew at neighboring Goose Island Brewing is also a coffee collaboration brew with Intelligentsia, but instead of infusing coffee into the beer, coffee beans were steeped for aroma. Located in the Kinzie corridor in West Town, you can take a tour of the Intelligentsia Roastery to see their operation for yourself (otherwise it is not open to the public). Beans are roasted on demand, and over 40,000 pounds of coffee are roasted each week. Metric Coffee is not too far from Intelligentsia on Fulton in West Town, and also offers cuppings and coffee classes to the public. If you simply want a quick shot of espresso or a pour over, their cafe is open to the public.
Chicago neighborhoods are chalk full of great independent coffee shops. Wicker Park is a concentration zone for caffeine, with several popular shops such as The Wormhole, Caffe Streets, and Filter Cafe.
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