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.
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.