Legend has it, our founding father-son duo, Jeff & Tony, got into an espresso drinking competition, got super amped, and found themselves in front of a booth for a roaster manufacturer. Buzzing from their sheer love of great coffee and about a baker’s dozen double shots, they purchased a 12kg roaster on the spot with no idea where they would put it.
As a philosopher and a linguist, Jeff and Tony brought their love for science fiction, fantasy, and lore to the forefront of the Metropolis brand, positioning themselves as the modern, creative coffee brand Chicago needed. They’ve since upgraded their roasting operations to a whopping 18,000 square-foot roasterie along the North Branch of the Chicago River, but don’t worry—they still operate the Edgewater Café that started it all.
You’ll find their coffee at hundreds of partner cafés, restaurants, grocers, hotels, offices, and just about anywhere great coffee is served. Their roots are firmly planted in Chicagoland, but their partners reach all over the United States and Canada.
Hand Roasted to Order
Purchased Above Fair Trade Price
Triple Certified for Quality & Consistency
Free Delivery $50+
We aim to create an approachable environment where everyone has a seat at the table and the bean benefits all.
With every brew, we pour our passion and expertise into designing a cup of coffee with your pleasure and tastes in mind.
All our coffee is purchased at or above fair trade price from transparent and sustainable brokers and farmers.
As coffee nerds, we have a quirky outlook sourced from the early days of science fiction, fantasy, and lore.
Roast Magazine’s Roaster of the Year competition recognizes the top roasters in the world. We’re thrilled to be named their 2007 Roaster of the Year, highlighting our mission and commitment to quality, sustainability, and the coffee community.shop now