Category: Chicago

Probat Inc. Moves Into Expansive New HQ Outside Chicago

Coffee roasting manufacturer Probat Inc. has relocated its North American headquarters to a new, larger facility in the Lincolnshire Corporate Center in suburban Chicago. Spanning more than 110,000 square...

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Coming in March, the North Central Roasting Summit at The Coffee Lab

The one-year-old Coffee Lab at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, is hosting an inaugural Roasting Summit on Saturday, March 21. Open to current and aspiring coffee roasting professionals,...

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In New Lenox, Gost Coffee is Chicagoland’s Newest Coffee Haunt

Should an ethereal poof of smoke or steam startle you while wandering between offices at 1333 S. Schoolhouse Road in New Lenox, Illinois, you may have stumbled upon a...

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Intelligentsia Holds Smallholder-Supportive ECWx Events in Honduras and Guatemala

Despite all its growth over the years, Chicago-based Intelligentsia Coffee, at its sourcing core, has maintained a steadfast commitment to promoting quality and sustainable long-term relationships with coffee farmers....

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3D Colonial Murals and Mexican Cocoa Swirl at Dark Matter Caravanserai

In 1972, acclaimed Latin rock band Santana pivoted with the release of its fourth album, Caravanserai, a mostly instrumental LP that was decidedly more jazzy than jammy. In the...

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Fairgrounds Coffee Opens in Milwaukee as Part of Midwest Expansion

One of the brightest new spots to find black coffee in Cream City is Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea, which opened in Milwaukee at the tail end of last year. Wisconsin…

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Reprise Roasters Does it Again with New Coffee Shop in Evanston, Illinois

After shutting down its original location at the Lake Forest Metra train station in the far north suburbs of Chicago, Reprise Coffee Roasters made its home farther down the...

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Seattle Espresso Pathfinder Synesso Acquired by Middleby Corporation

Elgin, Illinois-based foodservice equipment company Middleby Corporation has announced its acquisition of the pioneering espresso machine manufacturer Synesso. The companies have not announced the financial terms of the...

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Backed by Convene, For Five Opens New Concept Coffee Bar in Chicago

Queens, New York-based For Five Coffee Roasters has expanded its reach in Chicago with an impressive second bar in the downtown Loop that emphasizes cocktails in a more sophisticated,...

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Three Questions with Rich Futrell of Caravela Coffee

Green coffee trading company Caravela Coffee has announced the appointment of Rich Futrell as sales manager for North America. A Chicago native, Futrell founded the Third Place Coffeehouse in...

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The Largest Starbucks in the World Opens in Chicago

Building on the concepts of extravagance and largeness already established in five other international cities, the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Chicago is the largest of them all. Opening...

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