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Monday
20
Oct

About the name Bubbly Creek

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We noticed on twitter that Seth Anderson had posted a comment about our "oddly named Bubbly Creek Blend" on flickr.

He cited the Wikipedia and Upton Sinclair historical descriptions of Bubbly Creek as the reason for the oddness. Understandable!

We asked our founder and roastmaster Mike Pilkington to respond:

The idea of naming a coffee blend Bubbly Creek Blend came when we met the founders of the regional environmental organization, The Wetlands Initiative. In 2008, The Wetlands Initiative had proposed a project that would have converted Bubbly Creek to a wetland complete with viewing gazebo. I decided to create a blend that Bridgeport Coffee could use to not only bring the issue of urban pollution forward, but also to offer financial support for this new, local organization. The Bubbly Creek project obviously never happened, but Bridgeport Coffee has sent money to the Wetlands Initiative every month since that time. The Wetlands Initiative has gone on to become a very important organization for their work in regional Wetlands restoration. The fact that the conversation is initiated by the blend name is evidence that the goal of opening the conversation regarding Northern Illinois environmental issues is working.

Learn more about The Wetlands Initiative @ http://www.wetlands-initiative.org/

Please note that we offer a coffee soda also called Bubbly Creek.

 
Friday
17
Oct

One year old Roosevelt Collection

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Happy birthday, South Loop! Our Roosevelt Collection location is one year old today.

By our outdoor terrace that's an Irish coffee (made with real Irish whiskey, Roosevelt Collection location only).

Shop a little, see a movie, and join us for a hand-crafted beverage!

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014 09:31
 
Thursday
26
Jun

Bridgeport Libre

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For an amazing summer refreshment with a kick, try our own Bridgeport Libre:

How to make it: Pour a shot of rum over ice, top with Bubbly Creek Soda, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and garnish with a lime slice.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 28 June 2014 13:24
 
Friday
06
Jun

Bridgeport in Afghanistan

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Lieutenant Vytas Kapacinskas, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at the Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, shows off the special "Racine Bakery Blend" sent by his parents, which we made specially for their Bake for Me shop at 43rd & Halsted in Canaryville. This photo is from a week ago...

"He and the other officers on the base claim that Bridgeport Coffee is the best!"

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Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 11:36
 
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