For me, coffee is many things; a passion, a fuel and a means to bond with friends and colleagues. A short stint away made me realize I'm better off with it than without it. I quit coffee once for 8 months and all I got were a surplus of unwelcome naps and confusion from all the people who used to go on coffee runs with me.
I'm routinely on the hunt for a delicious new roast and attending Chicago's Coffee Con was an easy avenue to finding one. Besides being surrounded by likeminded java enthusiasts, I also found a delicious roast by Chicago coffee roaster Cafe Integral. Since discovering their smooth, even-toned blend Dulcinea, I've become a frequenter of their River North shop. Just a few steps left of the Freehand Hotel lobby entrance, you'll find a cozy cafe with dark wood accents and a friendly barista to brew you a cup or latte of choice. I could order a pound or 2 online but I don't want to miss a chance to pay a visit. https://www.cafeintegral.com/drink-3/