Sunday, June 09, 2013

CC: Overflow Coffee Bar


Subject: Overflow Coffee Bar
Location: Chicago, IL
Free WiFi ? : yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]


Staring at a map of Chicago, there are very few paths to get from the McCormick Place Convention Center to a decent coffeehouse. The closest I've found to date is a funky place on State St called Overflow Coffee Bar. Set in a very wide store front, the voluminous cafe seems to be home to many students during the course of the year, as there are a few institutions of learning close by and Overflow has a lot of tables, not to mention a slight, unique aura of a school bookstore.

Sauntering up to the centrally placed counter, I ordered an espresso of Ipsento's Wildfire and a drip Coffee Ambassador's Brazil. The espresso, pulled to a medium volume with light brown crema, blasted out notes of cocoa, cherry, oregano, sweet wheat and fig, proving in totality to be a smooth, chocolatey espresso. The Brazil dictated triscuit, apple, prune and a little basil, composing a bright and hearty coffee that made for many a delightful sip.   

Quite thrilled with my experience, I take heart that a mere 20 minute walk stands in the way between decent coffee and the endless halls of McCormick Place. If you're in town for a conference or for different strokes, meander over to Overflow.

7 comments:

Facade cleaning said...

In Chicago it is really difficult to find a good place to chill-out, hope Overflow Coffee Bar will be an ideal spot..

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Richard said...

I'm a British guy and I've just come back from a visit to New York City. I was really impressed at how many independent coffee places there were to explore and just how many of them off their customers free wifi - it's amazing. The UK really need to catch up!

Domenic said...

Looks like the perfect place to chill out and have a great cup.

Annie said...

Definitely have to visit this place! On my next Trip.

ryon watson said...

Coffee is one of the fav.drink of everyone.