I love supporting local businesses, particularly those business who make provide a great service or product and a fair price. When such businesses are run by friends I'm always eager to spread the word and encourage others to get in on the good stuff.
FreshGround Roasting based out of Geneva, IL is producing amazing coffee. But there is much more going on than that. They only work with importers and farmers who see the importance and benefit of building long term relationships. Some of FreshGround's partners, like Dominion Coffee Trading, invest large portions of their profits back into the families and farms they work with.
Their small batch coffee is fantastic, and they offer a great selection to choose from. But I want to highlight my new favorite. Their Black Ice Brew. It's their coffee concentrate made to be mixed with water or milk as an iced coffee. I like something cold and tasty to drink in the morning, and this is my morning jumpstart. Stumptown can sit down! (If you don't know about Stumptown it doesn't matter, because FreshGround is killing it with their Black Ice Brew.) I have two growlers that I bring in to be refilled at FreshGround. One for the office, and one for home. I'm actually stopping by today to get a refill.
If you love coffee, then you need to get to know FreshGround Roasters.