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Nitecap Coffee Bar Brings Metropolis to Pilsen

I recently had the pleasure of stopping into Nitecap Coffee Bar, a new spot in Pilsen serving Metropolis coffee just steps off of the 18th St. Pink Line. Aaron Marsh, the owner, was able to take some time out from the kitchen to give me the low-down on this new community spot. Nitecap doesn’t just [...]

Origin Trip 2013 (Part 2 of 2) Trip Report

  Sean’s trip last month to Guatemala and El Salvador led him to several farms. Here’s a short profile on each location and some videos of their processes!   Santa Ana de la Huerta Country: Guatemala City: El Progreso Region: Sierra de Las Minas Altitude: 1,370 to 1,820 metres above sea level Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, [...]

Origin Trip 2013 (Part 1 of 2): Sean Talks Roya

Roya I really didn’t know what to expect when I first arrived in Guatemala a couple weeks back. Much of the attention of the producers is primarily focused on the growing epidemic of ‘coffee leaf rust’ or simply ‘Roya’. Roya is a fungus that develops at the bottom of the coffee tree leaves and transforms [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Mixologist, the Tea & Cocktails

Wholesale distributor of Metropolis Coffee, Rishi Tea & more. It’s the heart of summer in Chicago, residents across the city, country and world are taking to iced tea as a means of survival. Of course, mankind has long turned toward another eminently potable beverage for spiritual, emotional and physical (kind of) sustenance–alcohol in all its [...]

Jane Goodall Launches New Masala Chai in Chicago

Where the idea of an NGO (non-governmental organization) was once revolutionary, now these cause-leading groups are often found partnering with like-minded for-profit companies. Enter Rishi Tea’s Masala Chai, a single-origin black tea infused with spices, cream, and sugar–with a rich, thick, slow-moving vanilla undertone. Rishi has partnered with one of the most well-known humanitarians of the age, [...]

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