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Category Archives: Coffee

wasabigelatine’s 2007 holiday gift guide

Last Christmas a friend of mine received a Starbucks gift card from his boss. Not a very original gift, but it’s the thought that counts. And that thought must’ve been “I don’t want to offend you by not getting anything but I really couldn’t care less, so let’s see what’s in the lobby. Oh hey, [...]

More bang for your buzz – Coca-Cola and illy collaboration

Yesterday Coca-Cola and Italy’s illycaffé announced that they’ll be teaming up to create ready-to-drink coffee. No word yet on whether it will be a single beverage or a range of products, but this collaboration is sure to give the PepsiCo/Starbucks partnership a run for their money. I think illy makes a far better espresso, hands [...]

Intelligentsia Coffee Roasting Works tour

This past Saturday, we took a tour of Intelligentsia Coffee‘s roasting facility in the West Loop, which just might be one of Chicago’s best-kept secrets. There are few tours that engage all five of your senses, and it was a really enjoyable and informative experience — viewing the huge, colorful cast iron roasters, touching the [...]

Try the world’s most expensive coffee

From the Intelligentsia Coffee website: Taste the World’s Most Expensive Coffee at Intelligentsia Coffee’s Chicago Roasting Works Last May, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea purchased a lot of Hacienda la Esmeralda’s famed Geisha coffee at auction for a staggering $130 per pound, the highest amount ever paid for coffee. On October 1, Chicagoans will have a [...]

Over the Rhine Coffee

Over the Rhine, one of my favorite musical groups, has their own coffee blend: This is the coffee we wake up with every morning at Nowhere Farm — specially blended for artists, writers, musicians, day dreamers, and night walkers! This fresh-roasted, organic, fair trade coffee bean blend is inspired by our love of good music, [...]