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artisan Coffee.



Big Shoulders Coffee offers a daily selection of meticulously selected, pristinely roasted coffees — as well as limited-time special feature coffees, single-origin coffees from micro coffee producers and seasonal blends.

Visit us at any of our 3 locations, shop our online store, or buy our coffee wholesale.


Current offerings



A well-developed roast meant to highlight sweet, chocolatey goodness and low in acidity. It's very tasty brewed as a French press pot. If you like that sort of thing.

Kenya Kirinyaga

Hibiscus, citrus and sweet chocolate notes. Delicious!

El Salvador

13th place COE 2015. The Miravalle farm of Jaime Riera produces stunning coffee at a very high elevation. Light roast. Sweet stone fruit. Violets. Tangerine. Graceful acidity.


A medium roast classic, our Colombian is a great every day cup of coffee. Low in acidity, it has snippets of praline.


What people are saying


Panama Esmeralda Geisha


Very sweet, exhilaratingly floral, lavishly complex. Lavender honey; floral notes ranging from violet to lily; candied lemon and blood orange; roasted cacao nib; black cherry in aroma and cup. Delicate, gently crisp, very sweet acidity; syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Deep, long, resonantly flavor-saturated finish. Amazing version of the routinely amazing Gesha profile, as seductive as it is original.






Richly and deeply sweet. Baker’s chocolate, raisin, Brazil nut, magnolia, oak in aroma and cup. Roundly tart acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. Richly drying, quietly nut-toned finish.

Supremo is the highest grade of Colombia coffee based on bean size and relative freedom from physical imperfections.

Who Should Drink It: Those looking for exceptional value in an accessible, impressively balanced, sweetly nut-toned Colombia.


Burundi Reserve


Deeply sweet and pungent. Narcissus-like flowers, tangerine, roasted cacao nib, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Rich, roundly vibrant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around citrus and cacao nib in a quiet, resonant finish.


Panama Los Lajones Natural


Crisp yet lush. Bakers’ chocolate, orangy citrus, musk, a hint of grappa in aroma and cup. Rich, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and orange suggestions in particular carry into a gently drying finish. A classic medium roast develops an engaging and original balance of crisply dry unsweetened chocolate and sweet orange and musky, grappa-like notes.


Kenya AB Chania Estate Washed


Suavely and sweetly tart. Green grape, crisp roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut fir, sweetly spicy flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk, bright acidity; light but satiny mouthfeel. Cacao nib and a hint of flowers carry into a rich though drying finish.


Costa Rica Lobos 1 Rio Jorca


Complex; floral and chocolaty. The floral notes are particularly intricate, both sweet yet incense-like; the chocolate is sweet with crisp hazelnut-like complication. Round, quiet acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but retains character in a cleanly rich finish. Sophisticated flowers and chocolate, crisp and suave.


Kenya Kalilani


Pungent, deep, complex. Honey, raspberry, roasted cacao nib, fresh-cut pine in aroma and cup. Delicate, sweetly balanced acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but lasts in a very sweet-toned, slightly drying finish.



It’s time you tasted a cup.

Shop now, visit a retail location or contact us for more information about our wholesale offerings. 


Big Shoulders Coffee, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. West Town


Big Shoulders Coffee, Hotel Felix, River North


Big Shoulders Coffee, 213 W. Lake St., The Loop


Big Shoulders Coffee, 858 N. State St., Gold Coast


Big Shoulders Coffee, 141 W. Jackson Blvd., CBOT Building