Roastery, Café and Training Lab Now Open in Chicago’s Logan Square
A bold modern coffee experience is now available in Chicago’s Logan Square - a roastery, coffee training lab and café opened in December 2017, serving the same Caffè Umbria coffees Chicagoland has come to love, in a new and splashy space.
The 9,000 square foot Armitage Avenue Car Barn has been transformed to offer a trio of coffee experiences. Working with Studio Modernista, our newest opening shows a creative use of space and materials, incorporating coffee shipping containers into the design.
The 2,500 square foot roastery houses a red, 30 kg Italian-made STA roaster - elegant and efficient, this fully automated roaster has silos for both green and roasted coffee. We have been supplying locally roasted coffee to Chicago since early October.
Enter through the end of a converted shipping container to enjoy coffee, pastries or a light lunch in the 2,000 square foot café. The café will serve traditional Italian espresso and coffee drinks made on a La Marzocco Strada EE 3-group along with innovative offerings on the MOD bar, Nitro Cold Brew on tap, and freshly roasted bulk beans. The open floor plan and raised seating area offer unobstructed views of the roastery.
A container suspended above the café will house the coffee research and training lab. This dedicated space will provide focused, hands-on coffee education for employees and wholesale customers.
We opened our first Chicago cafe in the historic John R. Thompson Building in River North two years ago. This summer, we also opened cafés in downtown Portland and Seattle’s Westlake neighborhood.