Chicago Scene - The Coffee Studio Knows Your Drink Order


Excerpt from great article by Alex Graaff

Its 4:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon. The Coffee Studio taunts the wind-induced calamity outside its windows with its algorithmically maintained, relaxed vibe that has kept customers loyal since 2007.

Calming music, laptops open on every table and two baristas—matching in black uniforms—keep a quiet rapport. All of this accomplished without any open tables suggests The Coffee Studio has matured into its own and has no room or need for change.......
Independently owned—with its only location in Andersonville—The Coffee Studio was unsurprisingly founded by a husband-wife team who also founded Design Union, a Chicago-based collaborative product design practice.

Listening to the conversations at The Coffee Studio proves the place is filled with locals. The shop has monopolized a key corner in Andersonville’s coffee scene. People working on homework and people working on actual work sit beside moms waiting to pick up their kids from school and random customers chatting up the baristas.