Posts Tagged "Chicago Coffee"

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Art At Metropolis Cafe: One Heart One Soul

The featured artist(s) at Metropolis Cafe this month: some of the coolest kids in the world creating art as a way to deal with teen homelessness. They are participants in Unspoken Words, a summer program that serves as a platform for homeless youth to speak out and raise awareness of their situation. We couldn’t be [...]

Intelligentsia on Tap at Metropolis Cafe

A Message from Metropolis’ Tony Dreyfuss I’ve watched as coffee lovers become entrenched into brand camps. At first blush, this would seem to work to our advantage. We have a great brand, fully backed by the finest coffees that we can find.  We have our own approach to sourcing and roasting, and those differences appear [...]

Welcome to “The Weekly Roast”

Alright, I just want to state that this blog is going to be a work in progress. Hopefully creating transparency between the roasters and the customers will open up some interesting dialogue. Plus, I’m sure none of you really know what we, as roasters, do on a daily basis. So what I’m going to do [...]

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 [...]

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