Chicago is the city that showed the world how to work hard, build high and laugh while doing it. And you’re a part of it. Every morning you get up with a renewed determination to make your piece of our great city just a little better.
Big Shoulders Coffee was created specifically for hard-working Chicagoans like you: a perfectly roasted, no-nonsense brew delivered fast and hot in our signature one-size fits all cup. No fancy lingo required.
Big Shoulders is about giving our customers the cup they need to start (or continue, or finish) their day off right. To that end we offer a choice of four distinctive coffees, all served in a single-size 16 oz. cup.
From time to time Big Shoulders offers limited-time special feature coffees, single-origin from micro coffee producers and/or seasonal blends.
View our offerings and purchase Big Shoulders coffee and tea from your home or office using our online store.
Want to let Big Shoulders do the heavy lifting for your coffee program? We’d be delighted. We offer two options for our wholesale customers:
Option 1: Our gear, our coffee
An industry standard arrangement in which we supply your establishment with all the equipment you need to produce a perfect cup of Big Shoulders brew. We’ll pay for setup and installation (but not maintenance).
Option 2: Your gear, our coffee
Our trademark low-cost coffee service option, in which your establishment purchases our recommended kit through us at a steep supplier discount. The Big Shoulders brew then comes to you minus the standard equipment markup.
For more information on our wholesale products and coffee programs, call our distributor Chicago Coffees & Tea at (773)252-7000.
Explore the nuances of coffee, Big Shoulders style, with Rachel of The Pale Cow Cooks blog.
Sneak a peak at Tim working the Primo Coffee Roaster and get an inside look at our shop in this Sun Times piece.
Watch how our roasting process makes for a "grown up coffee experience" courtesy of this ABC Hungry Hound video.
Get the scoop on the roaster and owner of Big Shoulders Coffee, Tim Coonan, in this Chicago Tribune piece.
Get a closer look at some of our beverage offerings in the Daily Candy.
Take some advice from the Social Foodie - Big Shoulders has the charm, Chicago pride and (of course) great coffee.
Learn how four minutes at Big Shoulders yields you the cleanest cup of coffee in Chicago in this Chicago Reader piece.
Check us out in TimeOut Chicago.
Gain more insight into the origins of Big Shoulders in this Crain's Chicago Business article.
Read why Redeye found Big Shoulders to be one of Chicago's best shops for fresh roasted beans.
Tasting Table to Chicago: Fuel up at Big Shoulders Coffee.
I spy Big Shoulders in this list of artisan coffee roasters in Chicago from the Chicago Food Magazine.