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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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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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Holiday hours 2017

New Years Hours Morgan St Sunday 31st  Close @ 6pm Monday 1st Closed Tuesday 2nd Regular Hours Hyde Park Sunday 31st  Close @ 6pm Monday 1st Closed Tuesday 2nd Regular Hours South Loop Sunday 31st  Close @ 8pm Monday 11-7pm Tuesday 2nd Regular Hours   Christmas Hours Morgan St Sunday 24th Close @ 6pm Monday 25th Closed Tuesday 26th Regular Hours Hyde Park Sunday […]

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Bridgeport Coffee Beverly coffeehouse to close

For immediate release BRIDGEPORT COFFEE BEVERLY COFFEEHOUSE TO CLOSE DECEMBER 4, 2017 – Bridgeport Coffee announces the coming closing of its Beverly coffeehouse at 9135 S. Western Avenue in Chicago. The Beverly coffeehouse’s final day of business will take place on Friday, December 15, 2017. “The economics of the location were simply unsustainable, and we are very […]

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Open House Chicago 2017

Open House Chicago 2017

Open House Chicago is a weekend of neighborhood exploration, giving everyone the chance to visit architecturally significant buildings across the city. Three of our locations are near #OpenHouseChicago sites that are open and free to the public this weekend. Be sure to stop in before or after your visits — delicious coffee goes very well […]

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Changes at Roosevelt Collection / South Loop location

Changes at Roosevelt Collection / South Loop location

Effective immediately, we will no longer be serving alcoholic beverages at our Roosevelt Collection / South Loop location. Our service hours have changed to: HOURS Mon–Fri 6am – 8pm Sat 7am – 8pm Sun 8am – 8pm   Please check our website for parking, movie showtime, and other information.

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Costa Rica 2017 – Travel Journal Part 3 – Terrazú

This is the third of three posts on the Bridgeport Coffee trip to Costa Rica in March 2017 by Mike Pilkington, president and founder of Bridgeport Coffee. See Part 1 (Overview) or Part 2 (The Science). Terrazú in Costa Rica is one of the world’s great coffee regions, and the primary reason for Bridgeport Coffee making […]

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Costa Rica 2017 – Travel Journal Part 2 – The Science

This is the second of three posts on the Bridgeport Coffee trip to Costa Rica in March 2017 by Mike Pilkington, president and founder of Bridgeport Coffee. See Part 1 (Overview) or Part 3 (Terrazú). We open the conversation about the science of coffee with, of course, climate change. Throughout the history of coffee cultivation, there […]

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Five (or 7) reasons to order your coffee online

Five (or 7) reasons to order your coffee online

Why is ordering your coffee online so awesome? 1. Freshness first. – Online orders get first dibs on the freshest coffee. (But we have additional thoughts about that topic in case you’re interested.) 2. What you want, when you want. Availability of your favorites – Your favorite roast(s) are not always in the stores at […]

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