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Divvy comes to Bridgeport

Divvy comes to Bridgeport

This morning Divvy Bikes came to our #31morgan corner of Bridgeport. Right between our original coffeehouse and Maria’s and Pleasant House stands a new Divvy station — giving a much wider circle of people an easy and fun way to get some amazing food and drink!

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New Bridgeport is not Old Bridgeport

New Bridgeport is not Old Bridgeport

We heard a rumor that individuals in Hyde Park were less than enthusiastic about Bridgeport Coffee coming to the Hyde Park Art Center. The reasoning was supposedly due to Bridgeport’s reputation as a discriminatory neighborhood. We feel the need to respond to this in a few different ways. First, the Old Bridgeport that spawned several […]

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OPEN: Bridgeport Coffee Hyde Park

OPEN: Bridgeport Coffee Hyde Park

Bridgeport Coffee at the Hyde Park Art Center is now officially open. What was announced as our third location became our second coffeehouse location. The upcoming opening of our Roosevelt Collection location will be announced soon. For hours, address, and other details, please see the Bridgeport Coffee Hyde Park page. We’re incredibly enthusiastic about joining one […]

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Carissa Hinz

Carissa Hinz

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Carissa Hinz. While she was volunteering at a nearby community event Friday night, she was killed by a hit and run driver. Our deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to her family and friends. She was an artistic soul with a generous heart, and was […]

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Announcing our third location

Announcing our third location

Bridgeport Coffee is proud to announce our third coffeehouse location at the Hyde Park Art Center. “Founded in 1939, the Hyde Park Art Center is at once a contemporary art exhibition space, learning lab, community resource, and social hub for artists and art-curious alike.” 2013 will be a year of great expansion for us — […]

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Santa Josefita Pacamara 2013

The new 2013 harvest is now being roasted — and it is delicious. “One of the best El Salvadoran coffees we’ve ever served,” says Mike Pilkington, owner and roastmaster of Bridgeport Coffee. “The secret may be that it was dried on raised beds, the traditional method from Ethiopia.” This full-bodied rich coffee features sweet citrus […]

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Santa Josefita 2013

The first roast of this year’s harvest is Santa Josefita: the first direct trade relationship coffee imported by Bridgeport Coffee. Purchasing direct from growers is part of our company’s mission — and our friendship with Santa Josefita’s famers, the Lima brothers, is becoming stronger. This roast is the classic Bourbon cultivar (classic sweet, medium body), […]

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Chicago River Day: Bubbly Creek

Chicago River Day: Bubbly Creek

Thanks to the volunteers who came out for Chicago River Day and helped clean up our neighborhood’s Bubbly Creek — the historic Bridgeport creek behind the name of one of our most beloved roasts. (Here’s some background for those unfamiliar with the creek’s mysterious name.) Bridgeport Coffee is proud to support all the people who […]

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La Marzocco Linea

La Marzocco Linea

Espresso lovers rejoice… In our flagship coffeehouse at 31st and Morgan we have installed a La Marzocco Linea. Considered by many to be the ultimate espresso machine, La Marzocco has a variety of innovative features that consistently deliver the highest quality espresso on this planet. Stop in and order your favorite espresso drink — and […]

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Announcing our second location

Announcing our second location

Bridgeport Coffee is proud to announce our second coffeehouse location at the center of the Roosevelt Collection, next to the ground level entrance of the Showplace Icon movie theatres. Although our roasted beans can be found throughout Chicagoland, we are delighted to offer a second location near Roosevelt and Clark Street that shows our commitment […]

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Meet the Farmers 2013 recap

Meet the Farmers 2013 recap

On Saturday March 2 we invited about a dozen El Salvadoran coffee farmers to meet with Chicago’s finest specialty coffee roasters for a direct trade event. The idea was to connect small high-quality coffee farmers with the best roasters in the Midwest, so that they could taste their coffees and buy directly from the farms. […]

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