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Book Signing with Viki Noe on Thursday (5/16)

Viki Noe has been coming to Metropolis since we opened our doors. Her daughter, a former student at Sacred Heart Academy, was the first of our “featured artists” at the Café. Needless to say, Viki is a friendly, familiar face to us – one of our “regulars,” who we look forward to seeing. We’re happy [...]

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 [...]

Barista Art at Metropolis in February!

This week we asked Metropolis Cafe Art Director, Chelsea, to share some thoughts on the Cafe art program and to give us a sneak-peek on the barista art show coming to the walls of Metropolis next month! Upon receiving the position of Art Director of the cafe, I was unsure that I was the woman [...]

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 [...]

We’ve Got Talent–And A Cause

Good times come free with a visit to Metropolis Cafe on July 23 for our ridiculously fun “Talent Show.” Meander into Metropolis Cafe about 5 p.m. and have our sweet-as-pie baristas create your favorite caffeinated (or not!) beverage. Now, sit back, relax and support a good cause. We’re hoping for a good turnout of wide-ranging [...]

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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