Category: Midwest

Prequel is the Newest Chapter for Longtime Chicago Coffee Space

Before he was the owner and maker of Damn Fine Coffee in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, Josh Miller held a number of jobs in coffee. One of those was at…

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Pittsburgh-Area Roasters Unite for Be The Bridge, One Coffee to Benefit Community

Pittsburgh-based roaster and retailer Commonplace Coffee has organized a group of eight Pennsylvania roasters to participate in a fundraiser called Be The Bridge, offering eight distinct commercial roasts of...

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People in DRC Coffee Lands Need Help as Hundreds of Thousands Flee Volcano

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced near prominent coffee lands in the Democratic Republic of Congo following last weekend’s deadly eruption of Mount Nyiragongo near the city...

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Illinois Startup Jaguar Coffee Offers a Celebratory Connection to Michoacán

Now on the prowl for customers from its Illinois home base is Jaguar Coffee, a pandemic-propelled startup whose freshly roasted coffee also opens a window into the shared Mexican...

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Coma Coffee is Wide Awake with Expanded Bar and Kitchen Outside St. Louis

Following a pandemic-induced downturn, Missouri-based Coma Coffee Roasters has found a new lease on life, opening a retail headquarters with an all-day program of fresh food and drinks in...

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Chicago Subscription Startup Boomerang Coffee Wants to Return Again and Again

With dual experience in industrial engineering and live sketch comedy — neither of which were particularly hilarious during the pandemic year — Chicago-based entrepreneur Soroush Yousefi recently turned to...

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Certain Feelings Channels Happy with New Indianapolis Roastery and Bar

You know that feeling when you open up a new retail concept inside a brand new food hall filled with other purveyors of delicious foods and drinks and it seems…

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Indy Roaster Tinker Coffee Not Fiddling Around, Opens First Two Bars

Indianapolis-based roasting company Tinker Coffee has gotten right down to business with its first forays into retail, opening two new coffee bars within the past month, with a third...

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Seek Coffee Finds Itself in New Haven, Missouri

Near the banks of the Missouri River straight west from St. Louis, coffee startup Seek Coffee has opened a roastery cafe for anyone on the hunt for high-quality coffee....

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