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Crush the Rush - Chicago

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On August 7th, 2018, eight teams of three baristas competed for the grand prize at this brand new, ferociously fast barista battle organized by La Marzocco and hosted at our Armitage Café. The energy and excitement were through the roof! Our all-star barista team – Tony, Mackenzie, Cassie – used their mad skills and laser-like focus to calmly crush some of the best barista teams in the industry: Colectivo, Starbucks Reserve, Intelligentsia, Stumptown, Madcap Coffee and La Colombe. Each team was given the same list of 8 drinks to make – the drinks needed to be made perfectly in the...

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Caffè Umbria Artisan Coffee Roaster Opens New Chicago Hub

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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...

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