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New Labels: Where Did Roast Level Labeling Go?

Recently, we made a decision to discontinue dark roasting at Metropolis Coffee Company. Our reasoning was that, though there is nothing intrinsically wrong with dark roasting, we want to be true to our company mission of roasting to the coffee, rather than to the roast. In this same vein, we wish to call less attention [...]

Tea Extravaganza at Metropolis Roasting Garage

Short of having the opportunity to take off on a round-the-world tour dedicated to the countless real life and ineffable qualities of tea that make it such an integral beverage in daily life on Planet Earth, Metropolis Coffee Company, Rishi Tea, and Chicago Coffees and Teas are proud to offer an evening dedicated to tea [...]

Burning the Midnight Oil

We’re continually surprised by what Metropolis Coffee Company employees do in their “downtime.” Their creativity and drive overflows; the latest iteration of this is a venture by our customer service guy, Tristan Coulter. He’s been receiving recognition (and contracts) for the upcycled and recycled bags created by he and his partners at Winter Session, a [...]

Syrup–No Pancakes–at Metropolis Cafe

At Metropolis Coffee Company, we are responsible for most everything we pass on to our customers, buying mainly beans and the equipment to roast and distribute them. So, working with our magnificent kitchen guru at Metropolis Cafe, Caitlin McGlone (also of Cash fame), it seemed natural to develop our own house-made syrups. We’ll still use [...]

Latte Art Throwdown 2010

Groups of people standing on tables, talking tons of trash and sometimes throwing things (none of that, please!). No, it’s not pro wrestling, it’s our Blindfolded Latte Art Throwdown! Come by our Roasting Garage in Andersonville on Dec. 9 (this Thursday!) to see what baristas and coffee geeks do when they’re feeling all “Mad Max” [...]

Kegs for Kids: A Craft Beer Tasting Party

Kegs For Kids: It’s not what you think. Yes, there will be stand-out, one-of-a-kind kegs from more than 30 different brewers on ice at our Roasting Garage on Sept. 25. But the kegs are only for the kids insomuch as funds from this event will be delivered to Peirce Elementary in Andersonville, a Chicago Public [...]

Let the Blogging Begin: A Note from Tony Dreyfuss

Hello Blogopolis… Let’s kick this off. These are the notes from the undergrounds. As Dostoevsky famously began HIS Notes from Underground, “I am a sick man.” Indeed: we are sick for coffee. Metropolis is anything but static. We have lots of moving parts–coffee in, coffee out. Alleyways between sacks of coffee – watch out for [...]

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