Fire It Up: Enhancing the Art of Roasting With Technology

Roasting coffee is an art, but technology can bring more precision to making the perfect cup of coffee.
by Carrie Pallardy | December 20, 2022

Chatter in the Café: How To Control and Manage the Noise

Great aesthetics do not have to mean terrible acoustics. Learn how cafés can blend effective sound design with the right ambiance.
by Carrie Pallardy | December 8, 2022

Colectivo’s Journey from Small Roaster to Midwest Café Brand

Started in a Milwaukee basement 25 years ago, Colectivo has since grown to more than 20 locations—five in Chicago the past year alone.
by Carrie Pallardy | January 15, 2019

Sip of Hope Coffee Bar

Chicago's Sip of Hope gives 100 percent of proceeds to Hope for the Day. The mission: to break the silence that surrounds mental health issues.
by Carrie Pallardy | September 4, 2018

What’s Brewing in Chicago?

Meet the roasters and cafés making Logan Square a coffee hotspot in the Windy City.
by Carrie Pallardy | May 16, 2018