Earlier this week I stopped by Serendipity Labs for a PickWick Coffee pourover demo and tasting. Ah coffee, education and coworking spaces- 3 things I like in 1 place 🙂
Jenny and Justin did an amazing job describing the cafe, educating everyone about coffee and pouring delicious samples.
PickWick has 2 locations, 1 in West Town and another in a tiny, magical, tucked away spot downtown. They serve super high quality coffee to the Chicago community and take that task very seriously. The cafe focuses on single origin coffee. Freshness is a top priority for them. They roast the coffee according to what it offers. Justin stressed that time, temperature and air are crucial factors for getting an amazing coffee.
Their Rwanda blend is bright and acidic.
The Guatemala blend is floral and sweet.
They also brought freshly baked croissants.
I don’t think it gets any better than this 🙂 Can’t wait to come back to the cafe!
I’d been yearning to go on a little day trip to Milwaukee for some time now. It’s pretty close to Chicago and has a lot of cool things to explore. So one rainy day in March, I drove down with my boyfriend to hit up a few cool spots.
1st stop: Stone Creek Cafe
The decor was very simple and rustic. The upstairs is huge! My favorite parts were the fireplace (which is perfect on a rainy day) and Cardamom latte 🙂
The vibe was very laid back and community like. Seems like a perfect cafe to hang with friends or get some studying/work done. Why doesn’t want some unicorn poop? Haha!
Their branded merchandise was brilliant.
2nd stop: Lakefront Brewery
Oh man, where do I even start? We got to the brewery an hour before our tour and ordered some brunch. I got the german hash, which had hashbrown, sausage and other amazing things. One of the best brunch items I’ve ever eaten!
After we finished eating, we ventured inside for the brewery tour.
The tour guide, was very knowledgable and sassy. What a great combo 🙂 Lakefront Brewery is the 1st place to make the Pilsner Wisconsin is famous for. It was founded in 1987 and was the first in the USA to bottle fruit beer after prohibition was repealed. The current building was once an old coal fired power plant that was supposed to be torn down.
Until we meet again Milwaukee!