Explore Chicago’s local coffee roasters!
Friday, September 29th is National Coffee Day! Chicago is home to a variety of local coffee roasters, with local chains blending their own coffee flavors. Enjoy a fresh cup or grab a bag of beans from these favorited coffee roasters and storefronts!
Visit a local favorite Dark Matter! Featured in Netflix’s Easy, Dark Matter includes over four locations throughout the city offering unique coffee blends, espresso and delicious baked goods. Dark Matter treats their coffee with a barrel-aging process, allowing the beans to mix with additional flavors in large wooden barrels, giving a full flavor. Blends include 2Pacas, Unicorn Blend, Heavy Metal and Perk It Up. Sign up for their customer subscription to receive a bag of their limited monthly blend at your door. The West Jackson location is only a 4 minute walk from Presidential Towers!
Try a San Francisco transplant, Intelligentsia! Making their roots in Chicago in 1995, Intelligentsia roasts their coffee in-store. Their selection includes single origin beans, black cat project espresso and seasonal blends such as el gallo breakfast blend or el diablo dark roast. At their storefronts, enjoy a sleek, industrial design perfect for a weekend workspace. The Millennium Park Coffeebar is only a 3 minute walk from 73 East Lake or a 4 minute walk down Randolph from Marquee at Block 37.
Visit Metropolis Coffee and you’ll instantly find a Chicago coffeehouse community. Centered around the philosophy of a neighborhood meeting ground, Metropolis provides fair trade coffee to start your work day strong. The experienced coffee roasters also outsource their beans to a variety of Chicago locations, so check for the local label when out to brunch! Only a 14 minute ride on the Red Line from AMLI Evanston.
Grab a drink from the downtown-centered Bow Truss Coffee. Working to make coffee more approachable, Bow Truss offers roasted whole bean coffee bags in one and five pounds — great for a home supply or work stash. Only a 7 minute walk from 215 West Apartments.