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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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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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New Gotham TNT

New Gotham TNT

Last night New Gotham Coffee held a TNT (Thursday Night Throwdown) at Bridgeport Coffee #rooseveltcollection in the South Loop — a packed house of coffee professionals competing in their latte art skills. New Gotham Coffee (facebook and website) is a coffee community dedicated to connecting coffee professionals and enthusiasts throughout Chicagoland and beyond. Contestants were […]

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Hollywood in Bridgeport

Hollywood in Bridgeport

This morning #31morgan was transformed into a toy store for an episode of NBC’s Chicago PD television show. Cast and crew bought a LOT of coffee. And also hired some of our baristas as extras for another scene off-site. Yes, those are kids’ bikes “for sale” outside — despite the fact that it was 8 […]

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Now three locations

Now three locations

Today we are proud to announce the grand opening of our third location in the South Loop. The new coffeebar, next to the Showplace Icon movie theatres in the heart of Roosevelt Collection, will also feature an outdoor terrace and beer and wine service. (Very soon — our license is pending approval.) In addition to […]

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Welcome U of C Students!

Welcome U of C Students!

Fall begins with figuring out where you’re going to eat and drink and work. Caffeine + Food + WiFi = Success Bridgeport Coffee just opened during summer 2013, so come check us out. As Emily Wang put it in the Chicago Maroon: “Bridgeport Coffee is in. The South Side roaster — considered among the best […]

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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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