Posts Tagged "The Roasting Garage"

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 [...]

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 [...]

Chow (For Then and Now). And Dinner, too.

In days of yore, when we still roasted our coffee in the back of the cafe, the burgeoning Metropolis Coffee Company empire picked up its first wholesale customer: Standee’s, the venerable diner just a few doors down on Granville Ave., its lighted sign beckoning passersby like a slice of Pleasantville Americana. Standee’s closed earlier this [...]

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” [...]

All Points Wheelman

A hot pink and black promontory at the center of a burgeoning city neighborhood, lit at its center by an 8-bit heart. An inviting corner coffee shop that reflects the knowing serenity of its sibling owners. A dynamic duo of sass, sandwiches and smoothies that sit in the refracted shadows of the CTA Brown Line, [...]

Maintaining Beans’ Twitches & Squeaks

“The Whole Bean” will be a dedicated series of posts from Metropolis co-owner Jeff Dreyfuss dealing with the esoteric and intellectual side of coffee. With a Ph.D. in linguistics, Jeff takes the discussion of hot beverages to strange–and strangely logical–places. This is just my take on the coffee bean from beginning to end, not an [...]

Aspire CoffeeWorks on “The Today Show”

As a proud partner and supporter of Aspire, everyone here at Metropolis Coffee was excited to see the Chicago-based organization receive special recognition this past Monday on the Today Show. Aspire was part of a nonprofit-driven series that asks Today Show hosts, ”What Do You Care About TODAY?” Aspire provides lifelong assistance and programs tailored to the [...]

Let the Blogging Begin: A Note from Tony Dreyfuss

Hello Blogopolis… Let’s kick this off. These are the notes from the undergrounds. As Dostoevsky famously began HIS Notes from Underground, “I am a sick man.” Indeed: we are sick for coffee. Metropolis is anything but static. We have lots of moving parts–coffee in, coffee out. Alleyways between sacks of coffee – watch out for [...]

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