We’re your partner, and as such we want to be as helpful as possible.

That is why we offer free, informal consulting whether you’re in the dreaming stage, already have a location picked out, or are looking to help your existing business become more successful in sales and quality.

We believe that all coffee shops should be unique, vibrant community centers with amazing, consistently brewed offerings and kind, knowledgeable staff. We want to support you in your vision, and we’ll use our extensive knowledge and experience to help you best realize your dreams.

Whether you already have a business that serves coffee and want to increase your quality and sales, or you’re planning to open a café, we want to be there. As partners, your success is our success. A successful venture requires a lot of planning, especially in the hyper-competitive coffee scene. To that end, we offer our experience and help in making decisions to set you up for success. We can help with site selection, coffee bar space planning (including working with your architect or designer), equipment selection, menu development, financial planning, training program development, marketing... the list goes on and on.

Our own café has been named Best Café in Chicago several years in The Chicago Reader, Best Coffee in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune, and Best Latte in Chicago by Chicago Magazine. We know coffee shop planning and operations inside and out, and are eager to share everything that we have learned (and continue to learn) with you.