The buzz in the room, a mix of over-caffeinated observers and excited competitors, was impossible to ignore. The third annual Great Lakes Coffee Showcase was a hit!
With talented roasters, baristas, and coffee-lovers from all over the Midwest, and an incredible space—the Wilson Abbey in Chicago—how could it not be? The Wilson Abbey is an event space fostering community, music, and the arts. It is a space with Everybody’s Coffee at its forefront: ethical coffee practices and community are our beating heart. Our hope is this event portrayed this. Bringing in over $200 for the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, it wasn’t just about coffee and community, it was also about pursuing ethical practices and social justice through coffee love.