Each month we work with a different coffee roaster to make sure that the first coffee of your weekend brunch is the best coffee you’ve had all week. In fact, we go to great lengths to choose a bean to be served exclusively at brunch, where we brew the coffee two ways: with a v60 pour-over — a slow and precise method of brewing that extracts the flavors and aromas of the beans like no other — and a Yama Cold Brew Drip Tower.
Then, we have the kitchen invent a delicious pastry that perfectly suits the brew, and even the bar offers an homage: a coffee cocktail with that month’s bean as base spirit. To top it all off, we gave this elaborate tribute to one lil’ ol’ bean a long, fancy name: Trenchermen Roaster’s Series! It’s a surround-sound coffee experience that’s impossible to find at any other brunch in town.
There are big things happening in the Chicago coffee scene, so it’s no surprise that our September Roaster has a shop around the corner at the Chicago Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue intersection. Owner Tim Coonan is a Chicago culinary alum, who operated Big Shoulders Coffee out of his home for four years before his growing customer base demanded he settle into a larger commercial space.
This month we’re serving two Big Shoulders roasts: Mexican El Eden as our Pourover and El Salvador Miravalle Farm as our Slow Drip. The El Eden is a fruity, tangy and balanced light roast while the Miravalle Farm roast falls gracefully on the acidic side with notes of sweet stone fruit and tangerine.