Posts Tagged "Metropolis Coffee Company"

A Metropolis Roaster’s-Eye View on Brazil

Metropolis Head Roaster, Ben Crowell, just returned from an origin trip to Brazil. Here are some of his reflections on his journey. Last month, I was fortunate enough to spend some time traveling through Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producing nation.  We at Metropolis utilize coffees from Brazil as the base of our Redline espresso [...]

A Caffeinated Proposal

Metropolis would like to introduce you to Lindsey and Luigi, two Café regulars who have a special story we’d like to share. Lindsey and Luigi met while studying at Loyola University’s nursing program. For them, studying at Metropolis (just a few blocks south of Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus) was a little more comfortable than in the [...]

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, [...]

Coffee and Roller Derby Haiku Contest

Thanks to all our Facebook friends who participated in our little impromptu haiku contest in honor of T.S. Helliot, Metropolis’ own Windy City Roller! We loved all the submissions we received, so narrowing it down to a top three was a tough job. Here’s what our resident poets came up with: Colin – Roller derby [...]

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 [...]

The Kitchen Is Open: New Food at Metropolis Cafe

We are pleased to announce that we now have serious, made-to-order food at Metropolis Cafe. Renowned local chef Hugh Amano, of Food on the Dole fame, has developed, sourced, and trained us on this incredible new menu and we’re all happy about it–hope you are, too. Do you want “Steel Cut Oatmeal with Sour Cherries,” [...]

A Curious Garden In A Parking Lot

We love it when byproducts of the roasting process at Metropolis Coffee Company become fodder for the greater good and that’s what’s going on at Haymarket Gardens, an “open source urban agriculture experiment” by Dan Scotti and Tim Sparer. Scotti and Sparer are pouring blood, sweat and tears (i.e. hard labor) into a plot of [...]

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 [...]

Metropolis Coffee Featured Artist: Jen Pagonis

Located in Edgewater, one of the country’s most eclectic locales, the Metropolis Café 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…? [...]

Music at Metropolis Cafe: Molly Robison

She’s a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but Molly Robison is for sure not afraid. Her friends won’t let her be. This native of the Chicago area is finishing up music studies at Columbia College Chicago, but isn’t waiting around for a degree to get things started. She released her [...]

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