I remember coming back from a trip to SF back in 2009 and being very aware of the whole SF coffee scene—Fourbarrel, Ritual, Blue Bottle, etc. A few months later I walked past a coffee shop in wicker park with a Delorean in the window and a Ritual Roasters sign on the door. 

What.

The Venn diagram of BTTF and coffee—my sweet spot. Since then they have proven to be one of the best in Chicago—expertise in coffee (and now roasting) combined with an obsessive yet quirky experience. Wormhole just nails it. 

So it came as an honor to drop an MCM by the brew bar this morning. With a patron-level backing of my Kickstarter, they’ll be the first (along with Gaslight, natch) to have an MCM in the wild, and I’m ridiculously stoked to have it there and have the best experimenting with it.

I remember coming back from a trip to SF back in 2009 and being very aware of the whole SF coffee scene—Fourbarrel, Ritual, Blue Bottle, etc. A few months later I walked past a coffee shop in wicker park with a Delorean in the window and a Ritual Roasters sign on the door.

What.

The Venn diagram of BTTF and coffee—my sweet spot. Since then they have proven to be one of the best in Chicago—expertise in coffee (and now roasting) combined with an obsessive yet quirky experience. Wormhole just nails it.

So it came as an honor to drop an MCM by the brew bar this morning. With a patron-level backing of my Kickstarter, they’ll be the first (along with Gaslight, natch) to have an MCM in the wild, and I’m ridiculously stoked to have it there and have the best experimenting with it.

"This isn’t Stumptown’s first lap around the grocery store. Three years ago, the company came out with Stubbies, a bottled black cold brew. But with an austere flavor, its sales were tepid. Under Ricci’s watch, the new cold brew is blended with milk and “lightly sweetened.” He’s planning to spin out new varieties, from Thai to chocolate cold brew. Ricci isn’t alone in recognizing the importance of courting customers with this tactic. This spring, Blue Bottle debuted its own version of a packaged light and mildly sweetened cold brew. Yet while Blue Bottle’s tastes identical to the concoction it sells in its cafés—including organic chicory—the new Stumptown carton, with 28 grams of sugar, tastes more like melted ice cream. It is basically a Frappuccino dressed in hipster packaging, which to Ricci is part of the point: It brings him closer to the competitive orbit of Seattle’s green giant. “The [packaged][packaged] Frappuccino business,” Ricci says, “is well north of a billion dollars.”"
- The Multimillion Dollar Quest To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Coffee | Fast Company | Business Innovation
They sell green beans at the local Mexican supermarket—never expected that one. And they cost the same as the roasted stuff—also unexpected.

They sell green beans at the local Mexican supermarket—never expected that one. And they cost the same as the roasted stuff—also unexpected.

It’s Friday, and I work for myself, goddammit.
Inspired by this Stumptown retweet:

This drink is doing a lot of heavy lifting this summer. 2 oz Mexican Coke, 2 oz @stumptowncoffee cold brew, 1.5 oz 90 proof Bourbon. Ice.
— Wren Chocolate Maker (@wrenchocolate) August 14, 2014
I ran to the bodega for a Mexi-Coke, there happened to be some Intelli cold brew hanging out in the studio fridge from the last Good Beer Hunting event (in a growler, natch), and I always keep some work-whiskey at hand. Dickel to be specific.
This drink is now called “Genuine like Gucci” for obvious reasons.

It’s Friday, and I work for myself, goddammit.

Inspired by this Stumptown retweet:

I ran to the bodega for a Mexi-Coke, there happened to be some Intelli cold brew hanging out in the studio fridge from the last Good Beer Hunting event (in a growler, natch), and I always keep some work-whiskey at hand. Dickel to be specific.

This drink is now called “Genuine like Gucci” for obvious reasons.

"Why bloom? Blooming evenly saturates your coffee grinds, releases CO2 from the roast, and conveniently gives you time to post a coffee pic to Instagram."