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Step aside, Starbucks. The ever-popular Colectivo Coffee is multiplying and moving into Wicker Park in early-spring 2019. And that’s cause for commotion.
Known for its artful atmosphere, Colectivo was inspired by funky buses in Latin America and grew into an independent chain that serves award-winning coffees daily. But don’t be fooled by the fact that they’re an expanding company. Every batch of their coffee is still hand-roasted and all of their food, sourced from farmers and co-ops, is freshly made from scratch.
Each Colectivo Coffee location has something unique to offer. In Lincoln Park, the owners of Colectivo utilized an outdoor patio and fire pit while the Andersonville location is full of exposed brick and reclaimed furniture fitting neatly into the historic Clark Street. This newest addition will have a home at the bustling intersection of Damen Ave. and Division St. and is expected to carry that same individualized atmosphere.
At Colectivo, you can expect the unexpected. Their other Chicago shops recently debuted new takes on seasonal drinks like Sparkling Espresso, Maple Cold Brew Oat-Lait, Cold Brew Horchata, and Turmeric Ginger Chai Frappe.
Other items you’ll find on their menu include their signature coffee, Nitro Cold Brew, Letterbox teas, all-day breakfast eats, and Troubadour bakery artisan breads. They also keep it fresh by serving daily specials throughout the week with plenty of vegetarian and locally sourced options.
For those Chicagoans who want to stay a little longer at their local coffee shop, know that all Chicago Colectivo’s stay open until 8pm or 9:30pm and offer their own Colectivo Keg Co. beers on tap.
This separate menu has something for any beer connoisseur. Items on the list include an authentic Scottish session ale, all the way to a citrusy pilsner with lemongrass from a cooperative in Honduras — perfect for those warmer spring months when the new location is slated to open.
If you want to taste what they have to offer in the meantime, you can check out one of their already existing Chicago locations in Lincoln Park, Andersonville, or Logan Square. It’ll certainly take some of the chill out of a Chicago winter.
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