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Cuzcachapa 2015

Visiting Cooperativa Cuzcachapa in El Salvador was a special pleasure for our team. Here we sampled some of the coffees that will be arriving in our shops sometime this spring, and experienced the excellence of coffee production as practiced by some of the most attentive and experienced farmers in Central America. Welcome to Cooperativa Cuzcachapa. […]

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Mike Pilkington on WTTW

Mike Pilkington on WTTW

Watch our founder Mike Pilkington in Farm to Mug, telling the story of Bridgeport Coffee on WTTW. “When we first opened, we vented out the basement window at the coffee shop, and I roasted all the coffee that we served at the shop, one pound at a time.” “Now it’s nine years later and we […]

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Bridgeport Coffee Subscriptions

Thanks to customer requests, we now offer a monthly subscription to Bridgeport Coffee. Delivered right to your door, with free shipping… Every month we ship to the address of your choice one bag of Bridgeport Coffee, hand-selected by our roastmaster for freshness and seasonality. 12 bags of 12oz whole bean coffee, shipped once per month […]

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Las Nubes 2015

One of our most beloved coffees comes from Las Nubes in El Salvador. Last month while we were there arranging for shipment of this year’s harvest, we shot a few photos to help you get to know the farms where your coffee is grown. This is the third in our ongoing series of El Salvador […]

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San Carlos and Miravalle 2015

We’re sharing photos from our trip to El Salvador a few weeks ago — meeting our relationship farmers, choosing great coffees, and discovering more about current advances in coffee production. Last week was Santa Elena. This week we’re taking a look at San Carlos and Miravalle. These fincas (farms) grow some of the beans we […]

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Santa Elena 2015

Over the coming weeks we’ll share photos from our trip to El Salvador a few weeks ago — meeting our relationship farmers, choosing great coffees, and discovering more about current advances in coffee production. First up is Santa Elena… From the farmer, Fernando Lima: “Santa Elena is located in Palo de Campana, Santa Ana on […]

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Raised beds in El Salvador

How the coming coffee harvest is prepared in the El Salvador sun… Raised beds are the traditional way of drying coffee in Africa, hence the name African Beds. Because air is able to flow on both top and bottom, there is a more consistent drying of coffee with its outer shell (parchment) intact. These beds […]

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About the name Bubbly Creek

We noticed on twitter that Seth Anderson had posted a comment about our “oddly named Bubbly Creek Blend” on flickr. He cited the Wikipedia and Upton Sinclair historical descriptions of Bubbly Creek as the reason for the oddness. Understandable! We asked our founder and roastmaster Mike Pilkington to respond: The idea of naming a coffee […]

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One year old Roosevelt Collection

One year old Roosevelt Collection

Happy birthday, South Loop! Our Roosevelt Collection location is one year old today. By our outdoor terrace that’s an Irish coffee (made with real Irish whiskey, Roosevelt Collection location only). Shop a little, see a movie, and join us for a hand-crafted beverage!

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Bridgeport Libre

Bridgeport Libre

For an amazing summer refreshment with a kick, try our own Bridgeport Libre: How to make it: Pour a shot of rum over ice, top with Bubbly Creek Soda, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and garnish with a lime slice. Bubbly Creek Soda is a cool refreshing natural energy drink crafted from our […]

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Bridgeport in Afghanistan

Bridgeport in Afghanistan

Lieutenant Vytas Kapacinskas, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at the Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, shows off the special “Racine Bakery Blend” sent by his parents, which we made specially for their Bake for Me shop at 43rd & Halsted in Canaryville. Photo is from a week ago. “He and the other officers on the base claim […]

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Ten Years of Great Coffee

Ten Years of Great Coffee

Today — June 1, 2014 — Bridgeport Coffee celebrates its tenth birthday. Our special gift to you, our customers: any roast in any of our three locations will be just $10/lb. for today only. But you must mention this deal wherever you saw it first: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or on our website. Available today […]

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