At Stumptown, they do everything possible to source the best coffees in the world. This begins with their commitment to spending copious amounts of time with coffee farmers in order to
ensure they grow, pick, and process the ripest and most intensely flavorful coffee cherries. Wherever
possible, their aim is to work as directly and transparently as humanly possible with each and every
one of their coffee farmers.
“National Roaster Of The Year” —Roast Magazine
Dark Matter Coffee™ adheres to a philosophy where quality coffees are sourced based on traceability,
innovation and social responsibility. Sustainability and fair business practices are very important to them. While aligning with organizations like Fair Trade Alliance, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ, help to ensure fair practices, they have also created direct partnerships with farmers in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. These partnerships have grown to become family, allowing Dark Matter to directly source their beans from the plant to the cup. This sourcing transparency yields fair business practices and unparalleled quality control, a difference that can be tasted in every cup.
“Premier artisan roaster of Chicago ” —Flying Machine Coffee
Colectivo have established themselves as specialists in hand-roasting the finest quality coffee beans and their reputation for working hard and continually improving their process has kept them fresh for over 20 years. Starting in 1993 (originally as Alterra Coffee), Colectivo began sourcing coffee from origin. Through developing long-term farmer and co-op partnerships, they became involved in every step of creating a great coffee experience.
“One of the 10 Hottest Coffeehouses” —Forbes Travel
Metropolis Coffee Company is a father and son owned, Chicago-based coffeehouse & roasterie,
specializing in craft roasted coffees. They began in 2003, and quickly become a national award
winning coffeehouse and roasteria. Metropolis’s coffees are rooted in respect—for the land
where the beans are grown, for the farmers, for the artisan roasting process, for the craft of the
barista, and everyone who enjoy great coffee. Available in a variety of blends and Single Origins.
“One of the world’s nine finest coffees” —Saveur Magazine
Metric Coffee Co is the brainchild of partners Darko Arandjelovic (Owner of Caffe Streets) and
Xavier Alexander (Formerly a Senior Roaster/QC Specialist with Intelligentsia Coffee). Founded in
2013, Metric is the result of a conversation between these two Chicago based coffeephiles that not
only found commonalities in their passion for good coffee, but also shared a vision for creating
quality goods and services. This combination has resulted a boutique brand that is highly sought
after in Chicago and beyond.