Chicago’s Coffee Roasters Continue To Grind Through An Uncertain Future

2020 was slated to be a good year for Metric Coffee; 2019 had been the best year yet for the independent roastery co-founded in a garage six years prior by Xavier Alexander, a former roasting manager at industry behemoth Intelligentsia Coffee, and Darko Arandjelovic, the founder of Caffe Streets, an always-bustling and hip Wicker Park coffee shop.