Drinking coffee from Chicago is a prideful practice.
And why not? The demand for coffee is big here, some of the country’s up-and-coming brewers are based here, and there’s a seemingly endless surge in new roasters popping up across the city and suburbs.
Plus, this is Chicago. If it’s made here, locals will want it, buy it, defend it and swear allegiance to it.
But sometimes you want to stray off the local track and try something different. Sometimes, you want to try something from an area code you’re unfamiliar with.