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What do these Chicago universities have in common?

Q: Each of these Chicago universities, graduate schools, and related educational institutions is within two blocks of something. But what? The answer will be revealed very, very soon (we can notify you via email if you like).  

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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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Congo 2018

Congo 2018

Good news! The very first shipment of our latest #RelationshipCoffee from the Democratic Republic of #Congo has arrived this morning! Follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter for details about when Congolese roasts will start appearing in shops. You can see photos and the story of our relationship with Congolese coffee producers here.

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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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Santa Josefita 2018

Santa Josefita 2018

Here’s a sneak peek at next year’s harvest of Santa Josefita, one of our most beloved Relationship Coffees from El Salvador. Freshly harvested beans from Santa Josefita are air-drying on the patio at the Finca Serbia micro-mill.   These beans will be roasted and brewed for you in Spring 2018.   Santa Josefita coffee has […]

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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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Wetlands Initiative – October 2017

Wetlands Initiative – October 2017

On October 26, 2017, our Hyde Park location hosted a second free Open House for the Wetlands Initiative, an important group of committed professionals who are dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest — to improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat and biodiversity, and reduce flood damage. We have often said that water […]

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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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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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