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Friends and More

No business is an island — we rely on our friends, neighbors, communities, vendors and so many others.

Here are just a few of the most important people in our professional lives…

Friends and Neighbors

Alulu Brewery and Pub – small batch craft beer brewery and brewpub that sometimes makes beers using our coffee.

Cafe Mustache – besides being a great cafe, bar, and music venue, Cafe Mustache has been a Bridgeport Coffee friend and Milwaukee Avenue staple since 2010.

Friendly Music Community – integrating the legendary Friendly Tap (Bar) for live, local music, the Friendly Coffee Lounge which features our very own Bridgeport Coffee, and the Friendly School of Folk Music, a nonprofit school with dedicated local musicians as instructors.

Hyde Park Art Center – our home in Hyde Park, HPAC is a community resource unlike any other: “A home for creativity and community. Stimulating and sustaining the visual arts in Chicago since 1939.”

Kusanya Cafe – a neighborhood icon in Englewood, Kusanya is a “nonprofit coffee shop & creative community gathering place.”

L’ours Bakery Cafe – a delight new addition to Little Italy’s Taylor Street, with coffee, tea, and more.

Maria’s Community Bar – our neighbor and co-conspirator in helping us turn the corner of 31st & Morgan into the crossroads of the Community of the Future.

Prasino – which means “green” in Greek, is a premiere eco-friendly family of restaurants, serving only the highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients.

Tuman’s Tap & Grill – outstanding seasonal menus in Ukrainian Village.

Wetlands Initiative – protecting our midwestern wetland ecology.

Bake For Me – our independent bakery on South Halsted

Coffee Industry Affiliations

Balcanes Coffee – The place in El Salvador where some of Bridgeport Coffee’s most beloved roasts are produced and processed, including Finca Josefita, Finca Andalucia, El Coroza, and Santa Elena. Much of our portfolio of Relationship Coffees originates right here. If you want to learn more about quality control and how coffee is milled, this website is a great resource.


Fair Trade Certified

Rainforest Alliance

Transparent Trade Coffee