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.

8 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.

render cleaning said...

Really great place to find great coffee early morning or even later in the day