|Bridgeport Coffee Company at Roosevelt Collection |
(via Bridgeport Coffee Company website)
Bridgeport Coffee Company Mike Pilkington took a chance on opening a coffeehouse on the South side long before anyone wanted to do business south of Madison Street. Ten years later Bridgeport Coffee Company is still going strong at its flagship shop at 31st and Morgan and two new shops at the Roosevelt Collection retail/residential complex in the South Loop and the Hyde Park Art Center. Pilkington and his staff roast their own beans in a fluid bed roaster, which pushes the beans in the air slightly to allow for a more even roast and little burn. The result are flavorful coffee blends that don’t overpower the palate and appeal to both coffee aficionados and generations of Bridgeport residents who grew up on Hills Brothers, Chock Full O’ Nuts and chicory-blended coffees.
Nice to have them in the hood!
(Hat tip: KM!)