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Colombia Geisha and Other Coffee Marvels

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Sean from the Metropolis Roasterie to ask him a few questions about the new Colombia Geisha. Geisha, in general, has received a lot of press lately, so we wanted to get some more information on what all the buzz is about. Check out what Sean has [...]

Music Returns to Metropolis in 2013!

One of our resolutions for 2013 was to get the live music program restarted. Well, it’s happening! Thanks to the hard work of Jonathan, our music coordinator, Metropolis is proud to present the January/February schedule for live music at the Cafe. Each 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, look for a performance — it [...]

“Transforming Metropolis”: Brian Truex at the Cafe

The current art exposition at Metropolis Cafe is titled “Transforming Metropolis.” In this collection, Brian Truex, an artist who resides in Edgewater, invites his viewers to explore the wonder and mysteries inherent in life. Truex’s arresting pieces force one to take notice, which is his intent for these works. Last week I had the opportunity [...]

Hullabaloo Holiday Blend Available! + New Merch

Debuting this year is a brand new blend crafted by the Metropolis roasting team for the 2012 holiday season. Hullabaloo Holiday Blend is silky and sweet in the cup with fruit notes and a heavy body. It’s a combination of seasonal South and Central American coffees with an Ethiopian twist. The roasters assure us that [...]

Metropolis Coffee at “authentically artisan!” Streeterville Market Nov 10-11, 2012

Good things going on soon! Come and see us at the “authentically artisan!” Artisan Market Streeterville 2012. Admission is free and the goodness is everywhere with more than 50 vendors working with some of Chicago’s favorite “food artisans,” including yours truly, Metropolis Coffee Company! We’ll be manning a full-service espresso bar with lattes, cappuccinos, espresso [...]

Metropolis & Aspire: Two Peas In A Pod

We are proud to announce that we will now be offering beans from our BFF non-profit partner, Aspire Coffeeworks, through our regular wholesale channels. We roast the beans and the folks at Aspire take care of everything else, advancing the lives of countless adults with disabilities along the way. Both Aspire Roast and Aspire Bold [...]

Act Now. Support Skateboarding. Stop Violence.

Deadline: Thurs., Aug. 2, 1:03 a.m. EST. That’s when it’ll be too late to help “kickstart” a documentary film project that’s been near and dear to our hearts here at Metropolis Coffee Company since the day Ryan Ferguson first walked in the door and began to tell us about how skateboarding is a sport that [...]

Maddiebird Bakery Cupcakes At Metropolis Cafe

And, yum. We’ve all been enjoying the Maddiebird Cupcakes we now have on sale at Metropolis Cafe thanks to our friend and neighbor, Michele McAtee. Here’s an ever-growing gallery of photos for you to ogle, and we’ll continue to add to it as she comes up with new ideas, which is daily. Thanks for supporting [...]

Attention to Detail: The Life’s Work of Kevin Landis

The various works of art by adopted Chicagoan Kevin Landis, currently on display at Metropolis Cafe, are just some of the artistic fruits of his lifelong fascination with–and dedication to–the production of art no matter the time, tithe or toll. Meaning, what you see on the walls at Metropolis Cafe represents a lifetime of work [...]

The Extra Kilometer by Zach Zulauf

Zach Zulauf, owner of New Wave Coffee, crossed international borders on an emergency coffee mission for Metropolis Coffee Company. These are his recollections of that event: I always liked to think that I would be the type of guy to fly to a foreign country with less than twenty-four hours notice, if asked. We all like [...]

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