Who is your favorite coffee Roaster?
This site just ranked America’s Top 25, with two from Chicago:
What does it take to be one of the best coffee roasters in America? To some critics, it’s innovation — the willingness to throw “rules” by the wayside and the skill to revolutionize new roasting practices, all in the name of better coffee. For others, it’s taste, perhaps best exemplified in a roaster’s selectiveness when hunting for the finest green coffees in the world. And sometimes, a roaster’s greatness is born by bringing troubling social issues to the forefront, putting life and well-being on the line to solve them.
For the 25 coffee roasters on this list, it’s, more often than not, a mélange of all of these things. From Maine to California, these roasters — chosen by a panel of coffee experts — offer the best coffee America has to offer.