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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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Handmade mugs

Handmade mugs

One-of-a-kind handmade mugs by Jay Strommen for Bridgeport Coffee. These are not mass-produced — each ceramic cup is unique. See the video of how they were made. See sample mugs in the coffeehouse at 31st & Morgan. You can also buy them in our online store. Colors as shown, based on availability while supplies last. […]

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When were my beans roasted?

When were my beans roasted?

Sometimes customers want to know when the Bridgeport Coffee beans they’ve purchased in our coffeehouse or at retail locations around Chicago were roasted. Our founder and roastmaster Mike Pilkington explains: “Some roasters like to use a roast on date on their product, and I certainly understand why, but we have found such a practice causes […]

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Fair Trade Certified™

Fair Trade Certified™

Since our beginning we have always taken great pains to know everything we can about how our coffee is grown, but we have also been certified with Fair Trade USA for our supply chain role in roasting and importing coffees from around the world. Even before certification, we have always taken our role as a […]

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Signature Series: La Esperanza – Mokka Pequeno

Signature Series: La Esperanza – Mokka Pequeno

It is with great pride that we announce Bridgeport Coffee’s new Signature Series of ultrapremium coffees. La Esperanza – Mokka Pequeno is the first of our extremely rare, incredibly superb microlot coffees. It is grown by Don Miguel at one of the most progressive, quality focused coffee farm operations in the world — La Esperanza […]

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Bridgeport Coffee in the Chicagoan

Bridgeport Coffee in the Chicagoan

The Chicagoan is a dazzling new magazine that just came out with its (re)premiere issue. As described by Robert Feder in TimeOut Chicago, it’s “a sumptuous 194-page magazine that carries a dazzling array of articles, artwork and photographs, zero advertising and a cover price of $19.95. A line beneath the nameplate describes its mission as […]

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Award-winning snow removal

Award-winning snow removal

We’ve just had the first significant snowfall of the season. That’s why we’re mighty proud of Bridgeport Coffee’s recognition as a proven community leader in sidewalk snow and ice removal. As they say at the Oscars… it’s an honor just to be nominated!

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Private rail and Bridgeport Coffee

Private rail and Bridgeport Coffee

Two private rail cars sent this holiday gift basket to their clients, including artisanal chocolate, teas, and the only coffee they serve on board — Bridgeport Coffee. The cars are named the Sierra Hotel and the Puget Sound. These private cars are chartered for exclusive business or family train trips throughout North America. Renowned for […]

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Named “Best of South Side”

Bridgeport Coffee named “Best of South Side 2011” by U of C’s Chicago Weekly, along with many of our stellar neighbors: Founded in 2004, Bridgeport Coffee Company was the first product of commercial redevelopment along the intersection of 31st and Morgan. Once the old time neighborhood of the Daley political dynasty, this intersection is now […]

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