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Back to School Online Sale – FREE Shipping

Back to School Online Sale – FREE Shipping

Great coffee shipped to school, office or home — for free! September is a time for getting back to reality with school, work, and just about everything else in your life. Be more productive with your favorite Bridgeport Coffee roasts by having them delivered directly to you. Now through September 10, 2018*, apply the code FALL18 […]

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Last call for Route 66

Last call for Route 66

The legendary US highway Route 66, the “Main Street of America,” starts in downtown Chicago and extends all the way to Santa Monica, California, at the Pacific Ocean. Because most Loop traffic is one-way, #Route66 starts and ends in Chicago, but on different streets. US Route 66 begins by heading west on Adams Street (right […]

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First Look: Bridgeport Coffeehouse Jackson Loop

First Look: Bridgeport Coffeehouse Jackson Loop

Bridgeport Coffeehouse Jackson Loop officially opens on Wednesday August 1, 2018. With Fedex right next door, it’s a great place to work, study, or see all the amazing Chicago sights right around the corner. We opened Jackson Loop exactly one day before Lollapalooza 2018 begins across the street in Grant Park. Now through August 8, 2018, […]

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Lollapalooza 2018

Lollapalooza 2018

Lollapalooza 2018 runs from Thu Aug 2 through Sun Aug 5 — and it’s right across the street from our newest location at Jackson Loop! Located at 73 East Jackson at Michigan Avenue, we are near both the Congress and Monroe/Columbus Lollapalooza entrances. (And the official LollaShop pop-up store is also directly across the street!) […]

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What do these Chicago universities have in common?

What do these Chicago universities have in common?

Q: Each of these Chicago universities, graduate schools, and related educational institutions is within two blocks of something. But what? A: Our newest location at Michigan & Jackson in the Loop.  

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Santa Elena – El Corozo – Bourboncillo

Santa Elena – El Corozo – Bourboncillo

Bridgeport Coffee is proud to offer an extraordinary new coffee — Finca Santa Elena – Bourboncillo — with an important and amazing backstory, recounted by our president and founder: For years Fernando and Ernesto Lima and I have discussed the value of single-variety offerings. Historically, the strategy has been to diversify plantings to manage risk […]

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Santa Elena – Yellow Honey Prep

Santa Elena – Yellow Honey Prep

This year Fernando Lima did some special processing for us of the coffee from his organic farm, Santa Elena. The process is called Yellow Honey. Brief description: instead of removing all the fruit from the coffee seed (what everyone calls the bean) before drying, a little is intentionally left remaining. The seeds are then put […]

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Congo 2018

Congo 2018

Good news! The very first shipment of our latest #RelationshipCoffee from the Democratic Republic of #Congo has arrived this morning! Follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter for details about when Congolese roasts will start appearing in shops. You can see photos and the story of our relationship with Congolese coffee producers here.

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Announcing a new way to buy Bridgeport Coffee: Javaya

Announcing a new way to buy Bridgeport Coffee: Javaya

We are glad to announce a new partner through which you can purchase Bridgeport Coffee for home or office delivery: Javaya. Javaya offers “some of the best local coffee roasters in the world,” letting you “explore a huge range of high-quality, locally roasted coffee.” Although our online store will continue to offer your favorite roasts, […]

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El Salvador travel journal 2018

El Salvador travel journal 2018

The El Salvadoran travel journal of Jesús De Jesús, Director of Wholesale Operations for Bridgeport Coffee, who visited our relationship farms in January 2018. Day One: The return How happy I am to meet old friends again and to revisit all the beautiful people I met on my first Bridgeport Coffee trip last year! Arriving […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Observations from Mike Pilkington, founder of Bridgeport Coffee One day last summer, I received an email from Joel Hammernick, who heads Sunshine Ministries in the Woodlawn community. I worked closely with Joel and his wife Paula during the time they opened Greenline Cafe on 61st St. The email introduced me to a man named Claude […]

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