We Love Coffee
We love coffee. Good coffee. DAMN FINE coffee. Our ongoing mission is to bring you the best coffee the country has to offer. In addition to fine espresso and drip from our pals and anchor roaster at Halfwit - we'll be featuring different roasters from around the country every month for our manual brews and retail beans.
But coffee isn't the only thing we love. Of course there's Tea - and we've got some of the best available - courtesy of our pals at SpiritTea. We're also a fan of yummy treats - and we've got that covered. We get daily deliveries from Pleasant House Bakery as well as vegan donuts from Bad Day Donuts. The kids love it.
We also feel it's important to note that we use organic ingredients whenever possible as well as offer a number of dairy-free options.
Oh and by the way - we really love dogs. So don't worry about bringing your four-legged friends in while you're grabbing your beverage. We've got treats for them too.
Our Featured Roaster
Every month we're going to feature unique roasters from around the country. We feel it's important to showcase products that Chicago coffee lovers would otherwise not be able to enjoy.
THIS MONTH'S ROASTER:
FEATURED ROAST: ETHIOPIA - HAMBELA ABEBA GENET
From their site:
Founded in 2013, Metric Coffee is a collaborative effort between Darko Arandjelovic (owner of Caffe Streets) and Xavier Alexander (former Roasting Manager at Intelligentsia) in order to create a shared vision for quality coffee and service.
The inspiration behind the name Metric was twofold. We liked that the technical definition of the word, "a system or standard of measurement," is a thread that runs through every aspect of life. We utilize Metrics every day in order to navigate the world around us. Additionally, our 1960s German Probat roaster, the beating heart of our business, came to us with nuts and bolts in Metric units. Refurbishing and customizing this machine from the ground up required us to make conversions and work within a different system from the familiar. Thus it seemed fitting to name our coffee company with the concept of Metric in mind.
All of our coffees are roasted on this self restored '61 Probat UG 15. Working with this vintage, built-to-last machine produces exceptionally well balanced, sweet, and clean coffees. We are thankful to work with our beans on one of these rare and sought after old roasters. For us it represents the perfect meeting of old world method and modern technology.
The story of Metric is still being written. We started with just two people and have grown into a small solid staff united by our common passion. With a growing fleet of fantastic wholesale partners and cafe/training center in full swing,we are constantly growing and eagerly embracing what is next for us and our industry.
A Coffee Oasis
We're in the southwest region of Logan Square. Currently an oasis in this otherwise coffee desert.
3317 W Armitage, Chicago IL 60647
7AM • 7PM • 7 DAYS A WEEK
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