Posts Tagged "Baristas"

First Customer at Metropolis Cafe–Ever!

One cold, early Saturday morning in 2003, Philip Hale became Metropolis Cafe’s first paying customer. He was won over by the same charm that so many have experienced here since. When Hale, vice president of government affairs at Loyola University, walked in, comfort was the first word to pop into his mind, he says. “It [...]

CityGrounds is here.

After 18 months of hard work and preparation, Steve Chang’s coffee shop is open for business. CityGrounds, tucked into a gorgeous two-story spot on Dickens in Lincoln Park, offers plenty that the local winged angel outlets don’t. There’s plenty of Metropolis on hand, of course — Chang raves about bringing the Red Line right into [...]

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” [...]

The Wormhole on a Tuesday Afternoon, 2010 A.D.

It was summertime pandemonium inside Wicker Park’s newest and decidedly 80s coffee hot spot today: The Wormhole. While I arrived with Wormhole’s coffee, Tony was hanging with Sarah and her staff, talking training and probably some jokes and non sequiturs, too. With types from Dollop and Kickstand hanging around, too, it was a little like finding myself [...]

Technology, People & FourSquare at the Cafe

Located in Edgewater, one of the country’s most eclectic locales, the Metropolis Cafe is relaxed and without attitude. Our customers come from all walks of life and we love ‘em all. And they seem to love our coffee and tea, our sweet and savory bites, and our accomplished vegan menu. Did we mention art, music…? [...]

On the Venti Dry Cappuccino

A venti dry cappuccino can go either way. It is a pivotal moment in coffee – one that can capture a customer for life, or turn away someone who might be great-coffee-inclined. Imagine a new customer walks into a 3rd wave Café* *A café that roasts or purchases great roasted coffee. A café stocked with [...]

Our Baristas Represent at Minneapolis Coffee Fest

Three of Metropolis Cafe’s most beloved baristas will carry the Chicago coffee community banner with them in the Latte Art Competition at Minneapolis Coffee Fest (held this weekend, June 4-6). David Retzer, Andrea Deibler and Nathan Kosky will be among over 30 professional baristas looking to walk away with the $2,500 grand prize. It’s a [...]

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