The Blue Line Coffee Crawl is the first-ever established Chicago specialty coffee crawl with a workshop twist. This is THE foodie adventure for the coffee lover! Each shop will present and discuss a flight of three coffees. Every third Saturday, we will be featuringGaslight Coffee Roasters, Ipsento Coffee, andCaffe Streets! We will be taking the Blue Line from Logan Square to Bucktown to Wicker Park.
Gaslight Coffee Roastersopened its doors at the end of September 2012 and it has been blowing up business ever since (this is good). Situated in the heart of Logan Square, Gaslight shares a co-roasting space with Half-Wit Coffee. The cafe serves up to three coffees (one guest roaster) at its pourover bar, espresso from its beautifulStrada machine, and charcuterie plates like you’ve never tasted before in a coffee shop.
Ipsento Coffeeis the second in-house roaster on this crawl and it is one of the least pretentious shops in Chicago. Not only do they roast right in front of the register (no, it’s not just for display), they also work directly with the farmers they source their coffee from. Ipsento is a cozy coffee house, packed in with baristas who are knowledgable about their craft. The topic here will be processing methods- Ipsento sources one coffee from a Panama farm that is processed by washed, natural, and honey methods.
Caffe Streetsis the last stop on our crawl and they’re known to feature up to four guest roasters on a variety of brewing methods. Even better- you can buy retail bags of roasters from across the country! Housed in a beautiful space, the owner and baristas are passionate about making you the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had.
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Crawls are on with five people or more. Your registration will be refunded and the crawl canceled if there are 4 or less people registered.
This event is for adults only (18 years or older). Advanced registration required. This crawl requires a CTA (Ventra) transit pass, which you can either purchase at multiple locations or at any “L” station. You will need to provide your own transportation to the meetup location and from the ending location. The meetup and ending location are not the same.
1) Short for "caffeinated adventures." 2) Activities or exciting experiences that dose participants with caffeine and sensory memories." 3) Fun events that introduce participants to the local specialty coffee scene.
Caffentures aims to demystify the consumer specialty coffee experience. Whether you are a casual coffee drinker, home coffee geek, or coffee professional, we offer experiences that will challenge your taste buds and give you the Chicagoan’s insider guide to specialty coffee.
We also desire to create and enhance the specialty coffee enthusiast.
Give us a chance to broaden your coffee world and you won’t be disappointed!