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  • “The Wormhole: A time traveler’s coffee house”

    Posted by onparkstreet on January 27th, 2011 (All posts by )

    “A viewer posted a message on my wall – “Have you been to the coffee shop with the DeLorean yet?”

    No. And why hadn’t I? I’m a huge fan of the “Back to the Future” franchise, and to hear that a new coffee shop had opened inspired by the movie? I was so there.

    I found that the Wormhole isn’t just a “Back to the Future” coffee bar – it’s a 1980’s pop culture explosion. Artifacts are everywhere – a “Top Gun” poster, “Star Wars” action figures, an Atari 100. But most important – the coffee is top notch. The owners recruited baristas from other local spots, and they’re brewing Metropolitan coffee among other local blends.”Marcus Leshock, ChicagoNow

    From this article on the 15 best coffee shops in Chicago.


    3 Responses to ““The Wormhole: A time traveler’s coffee house””

    1. Shannon Love Says:

      I would fly across the country to find coffee made from beans that weren’t roasted to charcoal. You can’t find an American or Mid-City roast anymore to save your life. They take all these great beans, each with its own flavor and subtly, and then burn them to the same bitter blandness.

      I blame Starbucks.

    2. Michael Kennedy Says:

      Costco, west coast only I think, carries pure Columbian coffee beans that are lightly roasted. Unfortunately, the Tucson Costco dropped that brand and has only Starbucks. I had to bring bags of coffee beans from Orange County to stock up.

    3. onparkstreet Says:

      I am not a dedicated coffee drinker and so have never minded the coffee-flavored milk (lattes) Starbucks served.

      I suppose I like coffee shops more than I like the coffee! It’s the feel of the place and being out and about :)

      – Madhu