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Cesmach nursery

Coffee producers must defend their crops against climate change, biological threats, and volatile markets. For 8 years we have been importing our Mexico El Triunfo beans from these producers, who are preparing for the future of coffee with a special nursery…  

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Bubbly Bourbon

Bubbly Bourbon

Just in time for the hot weather… Bubbly Bourbon! 1. Pour a shot of your favorite bourbon into a 16-oz glass half-filled with ice cubes. 2. Fill the glass with Bubbly Creek Soda, stir and serve. No need for garnish, but lemon or mint can add some extra zip. You should be 21 to make […]

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Marsh of progress

Marsh of progress

Cyclists and nature lovers, rejoice! There’s an exciting new park coming to the South Side of Chicago — a world-class venue for bicycle recreation that will reclaim industrial land and return it to a natural state. The 278-acre Big Marsh park will be transformed into a bike park complete with a treetop adventure course, with […]

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New roast labels

New roast labels

We’ve just introduced a new look for the labels of all of our roasts. In a unique illustration for each roast, the Bridgeport Figure explores the Bridgeport of the Future. Is he fishing a revitalized Bubbly Creek? Is he starting an urban farm? Is he meeting new coffee farmers? Is he the next mayor of […]

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First of the 2015 coffees: Mexico

Great news for Spring! The very first of the 2015 coffee harvest shipments has arrived at our roastery in Bridgeport — Mexico El Triunfo single-origin beans with a flavor profile of medium body and dark chocolate. 2015 Mexico — freshly roasted today   One of many sacks of organic unroasted coffee, just shipped from Chiapas, […]

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Procafe 2015

The fifth and last of our series of images from El Salvador, below are some shots from Procafe when we visited in February… The nursery where the young plants are tended and new coffee varieties are nurtured Discussing coffee varietal development in a world warmer from climate change Unripe coffee cherries Freshly ripened coffee cherries […]

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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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