From Too Many Chefs -

February 25, 2004
Chicago Roasters

Americans drink bad coffee, but we're starting to drink better coffee. That's the message behind the Tribune's feature on coffee and Chicago area roasters.

You don't have to be chained to a cup of Folger's if you happen to live in the U.S. and the article gives you some good places to start.

From the article:

Here is a partial list of the area's coffee roasters.

Caffe Italia, 2625 N. Harlem Ave., 773-889-0455

Casteel Coffee, 2924 Central St., Evanston, 847-733-1187,, Addison, 630-768-2043 (mail-order only)

Freedom Coffee Roasters, 2950 W. Carroll Ave., 773-826-3472 and Sold by mail-order and at Whole Foods Markets and Atomix Cafe, 1957 W. Chicago Ave., 312-666-2649.

Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters, 3123 N. Broadway, 773-348-8058; 53 W. Jackson St., 312-253-0594;

Metropolis Coffee Co., 1039 W. Granville Ave., 773-764-0400

Newport Coffee House, 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn, 847-940-7134

PapaNicholas Coffee, 1211 Lyon Rd., Batavia, 630-406-1100, Sold by mail-order, available in many area supermarkets.

Stewarts Private Blend Coffee, 4110 W. Wrightwood Ave., 773-489-2500 and and sold in many area supermarkets.

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at February 25, 2004 10:27 PM | TrackBack

Has anyone every roasted their own coffee at home? I saw an article on that recently, but I've never met anyone who actually did it.

Posted by Frolic on February 29, 2004 at 9:28 PM