Category: Illinois

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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In Northern Illinois, Snowdrift Coffee Offers Loads of Accumulated Experience

Two coffee professionals have followed the prevailing winds back home to the upper Midwest, launching a roasted coffee brand called Snowdrift Coffee in Roscoe, Illinois. The compact operation was co-founded...

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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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Probat Shows Off New Tech with Electric Sample Roaster and Px 120 Drum Roaster

Probat has launched two new additions to its roasting equipment line-up: The mid-size industrial production drum roaster Px 120, and a new electric sample roaster. Both machines demonstrate the...

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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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Newport Coffee House Offers Authentic Scandi Style in Evanston

Plenty of specialty coffee brands take cues from Scandinavian design for their coffee shop interiors. In Evanston, Illinois, the newest location of Newport Coffee House isn’t just inspired by...

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Brewpoint Coffee Owner Melissa Villanueva on “Starting & Running a Coffee Shop”

With three thriving coffee shops, a robust wholesale roasting operation and an active events space now under the umbrella of her Elmhurst, Illinois-based company Brewpoint Coffee, Melissa Villanueva has...

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