Tugboat Coffee

Tugboat Coffee Coffee Roaster

Our business is founded on a never-ending pursuit of quality coffee. The cafe is a critical link in a very long coffee chain. We focus on building strong relationships with cafes that want to partner with a roaster that provides training & support in addition to incredible coffee.

A Fun-Sized Weekend at Pollyanna
03/01/2019
A Fun-Sized Weekend at Pollyanna

A Fun-Sized Weekend at Pollyanna

Saturday, March 2 is the release of the two latest batches of Fun Size at Pollyanna Brewing Company.  They've got two versions on deck that you can take home.The first is Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Fun Size.  They will go for $15 a piece, limit 6.  The second is Coffee Fun Size, featuring T

This “Frankenstein” Probat L12 was the brainchild of legendary, Victor Allen Mondry.  He engineered this final modif...
02/14/2019

This “Frankenstein” Probat L12 was the brainchild of legendary, Victor Allen Mondry. He engineered this final modification just before passing in January.

January Blues resolved.The last of many modifications to our trusty L12 before we upgrade to a new roaster and new facil...
01/25/2019

January Blues resolved.

The last of many modifications to our trusty L12 before we upgrade to a new roaster and new facility.
@hop_head619 @probatusa @probatroasters @probat_leogap

We need more peace and more coffee. Represent.@vseverini #coffee #peace #espresso #espressolover #coffeetime #chicago #c...
11/28/2018

We need more peace and more coffee. Represent.

@vseverini

#coffee #peace #espresso #espressolover #coffeetime #chicago #chicagoart #coffeedesign

This beer turned out incredible!  It has a super light, sweet and subtle coffee Natural Ethiopian from Yirgacheffe, adde...
11/16/2018

This beer turned out incredible! It has a super light, sweet and subtle coffee Natural Ethiopian from Yirgacheffe, added in huge amounts to stand out in a big stout.

The coffee used in this beer will be available on our website on Black Friday.

DODGING TRAFFIC is fresh on tap!

Come on by at noon to get your lips on this big bold Imperial Coffee Stout with Natural Ethiopian Coffee from our friends at Tugboat Coffee 12.9% ABV
*On draft and available in crowlers to-go

COMING IN NOVEMBER!!! PROCESS PACKS!!!!We have wanted to offer this since starting the business. Two coffees from the sa...
10/12/2018

COMING IN NOVEMBER!!! PROCESS PACKS!!!!

We have wanted to offer this since starting the business. Two coffees from the same region & quality, undergo wildly different processes after harvesting.

Honey Processed & Hot Spring-Washed Processed.

Available in time for the holidays, delivered in their own special box. Check out our website for more information on these coffees.

This is also our first Costa Rican offering...ever!

#processpack #coffeetime #specialtycoffee #costaricancoffee #coffee #drinkmorecoffee #drinkcoffee #drinkcoffeesaveanimalstakenaps

First packaged coffee beer from the first brewer we worked with!!! Every other coffee beer Shaun and I have done was lim...
10/05/2018

First packaged coffee beer from the first brewer we worked with!!! Every other coffee beer Shaun and I have done was limited to draft.

Enjoy!!

‼️Henna Cans‼️
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Hey!!
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In addition to tomorrow’s release of Steel Cage Match (our Triple IPA collab with Hop Butcher for the World ) and Frooted: Pineapple//Peach//Passionfruit, we’re debuting batch 4 henna in cans.
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After taking months off from releasing a stout, we’ve been busy dialing in our stout recipe and filling barrels. We fell in love with a new base stout that uses more oats, more complex grains and has an even higher starting gravity.
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Meet Henna Batch 4: Café De Olla. We decided to take some of this new 12% base stout and age it on Tugboat Coffee , cinnamon, cocoa nibs, and vanilla. This take on a spiced Mexican coffee, is decedent, sweet, with balance of all four ingredients, along with the base stout. We hope you enjoy.
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PLEASE READ:
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All can sales will start tomorrow morning at 10am. Because of the anticipated turnout we will be doing •cash only• for all can sales, until the line has moved through and/or all cans have sold out. Limits will be determined tomorrow morning.
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Price breakdowns are as follows and all include taxes, remember cash only:
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Henna 16oz 2-packs - $25
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Steel Cage Match 16oz 4-packs - $19
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Frooted: Pineapple//Peach//Passionfruit 16oz 4-pack - $21
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#henna #morebrewing #beer #stout #craftbeer #coffee #chocolate #vanilla #cinnamon

As the C-Market crashes it’s important to remember “good coffee roasters” aren’t reaping the benefits. Most spec...
09/21/2018

As the C-Market crashes it’s important to remember “good coffee roasters” aren’t reaping the benefits.

Most specialty coffees are traded outside of the C-Market and premiums are paid for TLC in the growing/production process. The market crash will inevitably lead more farms considering a relationship pricing model where they can forecast income and budgets and set out to create a higher quality crop.

Besides that...when you see green coffee costs, what you may not be factoring into the cost is shipping (~$0.12/lb) + weight loss (~15%) in roasting. This is a weeks worth of chaff from the coffee (thin skin attached to the bean prior to roasting, aka silver skin). Very flammable and very rich in nitrogen. Ours is sent to Volkening Heritage Farm as fertilizer for their 1880’s working German Farm. You can also make a lightly caffeinated tea out of the chaff 😉👌

#coffee #volkeningheritagefarm #coffeetime #coffeeroaster #coffeepower #specialtycoffee #coffeefertilizer #recycle #fertilizer

Our destoner pays for itself every week.Guess what it is and which origin it came from!#coffeedestoner #coffee #coffeeor...
09/17/2018

Our destoner pays for itself every week.

Guess what it is and which origin it came from!

#coffeedestoner #coffee #coffeeorigin #coffeeroaster #coffeetime

Maintenance made easy with a skyline view from Addison! Chimney sweep complete.#roastermaintenence #coffee #coffeework #...
09/06/2018

Maintenance made easy with a skyline view from Addison! Chimney sweep complete.

#roastermaintenence #coffee #coffeework #coffeetime #coffee_inst #chicago #chicagoskyline #addison

5.5 gallons of brewed VOIMA espresso. This beer turned out incredible.
08/24/2018

5.5 gallons of brewed VOIMA espresso. This beer turned out incredible.

Super pumped to be releasing I MISU, our Tiramisu-Inspired Imperial Stout, today. Inspired by a family recipe, this beer took a lot of love and experimenting to create. Big shout out to Tugboat Coffee for helping us. Making enough espresso for a batch of beer is not an easy task. #imisu #thisoneisforyoufran

Give the People What They Want.You lucky ticket holders don't have to setup tents or wait in line, we will have Barrel A...
08/23/2018

Give the People What They Want.

You lucky ticket holders don't have to setup tents or wait in line, we will have Barrel Aged - Henna Cafe Mocha from @morebrewing and Barrel Aged - The Velvet Coffee Ground from @mikerphonebrewing .

This last minute change means that you get to leisurely consume two of the most sought after beers in the entire Midwest while using your ticket as a charitable donation, tax write off...YOU'RE WELCOME!

Tickets are still available.

#henna #thevelvetcoffeeground #barrelaged #barrelagedbeer #barrelagedbeers #mikerphone #morebrewery #coffeebeer #coffeestout #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #coffeecocktails #aurora #auroraillinois #mutualground #charityevent #charity #chicagobeer #fundraiser #chicagocraftbeer @tredwellcoffee @wyckwoodhouse @mutualground @pollyanna_brewing_company @bigbysaddison @thebrasstaporlandpark @scorchedearthbrewing @sainterrantbrewing @transientartisanales @ Tredwell Coffee

Tickets are still available, don’t miss out!!
08/19/2018

Tickets are still available, don’t miss out!!

Don't forget to grab your tickets for this amazing fundraiser. They are going fast. Head over to www.tredwellcoffee.com/3-cheers (link in bio) for more info.

#drinkwell #livewell #tredwellcoffee #coffee #downtownaurora #aplacetobelong @atreveteconfections

Have you ever tried a coffee kettle sour?! Get your tickets before they’re gone!
08/13/2018

Have you ever tried a coffee kettle sour?! Get your tickets before they’re gone!

We are back from Madison and brewing up a fresh batch of IMPERIAL SMELLS LIKE BEAN SPIRIT!
Speaking of coffee, Tugboat Coffee is hosting a really cool event with on September 1st. This coffee cocktail and coffee beer event will showcase how coffees are used in different applications. This should be a great event! Tickets can be purchased here - http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3571255

Roaster maintenance. On average 5 hours a week are spent cleaning and maintaining the roaster. Fire prevention and therm...
08/10/2018

Roaster maintenance.

On average 5 hours a week are spent cleaning and maintaining the roaster. Fire prevention and thermal stability create consistent roasts and repeatable profiles.

If you don’t know, now you know.

#roaster #coffeeroaster #preventativemaintenance #biggiesmalls #biggie #coffee #coffeetime #behindthescenes

Custom made gift from the super talented @hop_head619 Probat painter and craft beer lover! @mikerphonebrewing @transient...
08/10/2018

Custom made gift from the super talented @hop_head619 Probat painter and craft beer lover! @mikerphonebrewing @transientartisanales @shaun_the_brewer make sure you take care of your biggest supporter when he’s frequently at your breweries. He keeps the roaster turning and looking pretty so that we can keep turning out incredible coffee beers!

@probatroasters #coffeetime #coffeebeer #probatroaster #coffee

Join us for an evening of Chicagoland’s most exclusive, experimental, coffee beers, coffee cocktails, tacos & desserts...
08/06/2018

Join us for an evening of Chicagoland’s most exclusive, experimental, coffee beers, coffee cocktails, tacos & desserts on September 1st. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to @mutualground a women’s shelter in Aurora, IL. @tredwellcoffee @wyckwoodhouse @atreveteconfections

https://m.bpt.me/event/3571255

Mikerphone BrewingMore Brewing Co. Transient Artisan Ales Bigby's Pour House Addison Bigby's Pour House RM Saint Errant Brewing Pollyanna Brewing Company Scorched Earth Brewing Co
#threecheersforcoffeebeers #threecheersforcoffee #coffeebeer #coffeetime #argoncoldbrew #coldfashion #mochamartini #coffee #chicagocoffee #chicagocoffeebeer #downtownaurora #auroraillinois #craftbeer #specialtycoffee #craftbeerlover

Belly of the Beast! 57.72 lbs of ground coffee and cocoa nibs are being introduced to unbelievably good tasting, super-f...
07/17/2018

Belly of the Beast!
57.72 lbs of ground coffee and cocoa nibs are being introduced to unbelievably good tasting, super-filtered H2O. Fresh kegs are arriving at retail on Thursday...sorry for the delay, perfection takes time.😉👌

#coldbrewcoffee #coldbrew #coffeetime #argonated™️coldbrew #argonated #coffeetime☕ #coffeeshops

New coffee shop alert!! Our first shop to offer both Argon Cold Brew and Kombucha on tap. We have been trying to get thi...
06/25/2018

New coffee shop alert!! Our first shop to offer both Argon Cold Brew and Kombucha on tap. We have been trying to get this combo in a Chicagoland coffee shop for years! @mudandchar

#newcoffeeshop #coffeetime #espressoporn #kombuchaontap #kombucha #argoncoldbrew #argonated™️coldbrew #downersgrove #chicagocoffee

Fresh gear to keep the @slayerespresso in good company and a new batch of tap handles. If you recently started serving o...
06/19/2018

Fresh gear to keep the @slayerespresso in good company and a new batch of tap handles. If you recently started serving our Argonated™️ Cold Brew and don’t have a tap handle...they’re here!

@saintanthonyindustries @artpressodesign @departmentofbrewology

#coffeetime #espressoporn #espresso #slayerespresso #mazzer #specialtycoffee #craftcoffee #caffeine @ Tugboat Coffee

Understanding particle size distribution and coffee porosity is critical in understanding extraction techniques and best...
06/14/2018

Understanding particle size distribution and coffee porosity is critical in understanding extraction techniques and best practices.

Check out these beautiful moon rocks (coffee grounds) under a high powered microscope from @socraticcoffee

#specialtycoffee #coffeegrounds #coffeetime #coffeeextraction #craftcoffee #coffeeporn #espressoporn @ Tugboat Coffee

No caption needed, Adam nailed it!#coffeesour #coffeelambic #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #coffeetime #coffee #coffeebeer @s...
06/06/2018

No caption needed, Adam nailed it!

#coffeesour #coffeelambic #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #coffeetime #coffee #coffeebeer @scorchedearthbrewing @underdogadam

We here@transientartisanales @art_by_graves #buzzedbuckley #coffeetime #coffeestout #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #argoncold...
06/02/2018

We here

@transientartisanales @art_by_graves #buzzedbuckley #coffeetime #coffeestout #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #argoncoldbrew #coldbrew #coldbrewcoffee

FINALLY!!!! Coffee Sour hitting the bottles! It was a long process but the Peru worked beautifully with this incredible ...
05/25/2018

FINALLY!!!! Coffee Sour hitting the bottles! It was a long process but the Peru worked beautifully with this incredible lambic. The idea was to create an additional layer in the complex wild fermentation, so the coffee is subtle and melds with the natural sweetness. @scorchedearthbrewing

#coffeesour #wildcoffee #coffeelambic #spontaneouscoffeebeer #coffeebeer #coffeetime #craftbeer #scorchedearthbrewing

Buzzed Buckley is ready to go home with you. If you purchase Argonated™️ Cold Brew Coffee in line, you get to take h...
05/23/2018

Buzzed Buckley is ready to go home with you. If you purchase Argonated™️ Cold Brew Coffee in line, you get to take him home with you!

We will also have bags of this years Buckley Blend and a few bags of our new super fresh Peruvian coffee!

#rescuedog #buckley #buckleystout #kentuckey #coffeestout #argoncoldbrew #coldbrew #coldbrewcoffee #specialtycoffee #bottlerelease #bottlereleaseparty @transientartisanales @art_by_graves

Bark Lord is approaching!! See you on June 2nd Bridgman.@transientartisanales #buckleystout #buckley #kentuckley #specia...
05/09/2018

Bark Lord is approaching!! See you on June 2nd Bridgman.

@transientartisanales #buckleystout #buckley #kentuckley #specialtycoffee #barklord #transientartisanales

COMING SOON! Prepare yourself for perception-altering Peruvian coffee. This is number 1 in our Viaje Sagrado (Sacred Jou...
05/07/2018

COMING SOON! Prepare yourself for perception-altering Peruvian coffee.

This is number 1 in our Viaje Sagrado (Sacred Journey) series, highlighting some of the world’s most incredible coffees. In this case, you won’t find this coffee anywhere else in the world because we bought the entire farm.

#peruviancoffee #specialtycoffee #mindblown #viajesagrado #rosegold #tugboatcoffee #tugboatcoffeeroasters #coffeetime #espressoporn

Coffee weather and a river view, sweet spot! @tredwellcoffee grand opening on May the 4th.#maythe4thbewithyou #maythefou...
05/03/2018

Coffee weather and a river view, sweet spot! @tredwellcoffee grand opening on May the 4th.

#maythe4thbewithyou #maythefourthbewithyou #specialtycoffee #specialtytea #auroraillinois #coffeetime @ Tredwell Coffee

04/25/2018

Chromed out by @artisansmith are we the first ones with the new parts?

#technivorm #ifyournotfirstyourlast #technivormmoccamaster #upgraded #coffeetime #coffee #specialtycoffee #moccamaster #artisan

TGIF
04/21/2018

TGIF

Doing a tasting with the coffee man! Tugboat Coffee #islbs

Taking a page out of @bigbysrm code of cool conduct with some fresh ice molds and new Tanzania AA double shots. #deathst...
04/10/2018

Taking a page out of @bigbysrm code of cool conduct with some fresh ice molds and new Tanzania AA double shots. #deathstaricemold

#coffee #espressoporn #coffeetime #doubleshot #tanzaniacoffee @bigbyspourhouse @bigbysaddison @restandrepine #deathstar #starwars

Brunch hard
04/08/2018

Brunch hard

Check out 👀 today’s brunch menu!
Serving from 10:30am-3pm. Cheers!

#morebrewing #brunch #mimosa #sundayfunday #tugboatcoffee

Hurry, they go fast
04/06/2018

Hurry, they go fast

‼️New Beers‼️
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Parallel Parking - a big 8.4% DIPA hopped up with Citra, El Dorado and Mandarina Bavaria. Orange, citrus and melon aromatics and flavors
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Brown Ale Coffee//Vanilla - 6.7% Brown ale with @tugboatcoffee and vanilla
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#beer #dipa #citra #coffee #vanilla #craftbeer #morebrewing

Strict inventory management is one of the competitive advantages specialty coffee roasters have over the big guys. 12-13...
04/03/2018

Strict inventory management is one of the competitive advantages specialty coffee roasters have over the big guys. 12-13 months inventory on core coffees and 6-9 months inventory on seasonal lots. (Some of the National roasters purchase 3-4 years of inventory)
That’s also why you’ll currently find one of the best deals on Kenya AA on our website. New crop is here and last years has to go!

#specialtycoffee #coffeetime #coffeeroaster #kenyaaa #kenyacoffee #microlot #babylife #carseatincoffeestorage

Free argon cold brew with bean bag purchase and free hot coffee for everyone that shows up!
03/12/2018

Free argon cold brew with bean bag purchase and free hot coffee for everyone that shows up!

Last March 18th, we finally got our tasting room open. It has been one hell of a year, and I cannot thank you enough for your continued support. Without you, we cannot do what we love to do...make beer!

So on Sunday March 18th, we will be celebrating our first birthday with a fun party.

We will be tapping the following:

Birthday Cake Mikerphone Check 1, 2
Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit
ISLBS Cafe Con Leche
ISLBS Vanilla
ISLBS Double Maple

Free birthday cake will be available as well while it lasts.

Come celebrate with us! And again...thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Our friends @mikerphonebrewing are turning out some incredible beers. The Velvet Coffee Ground took coffee stouts to a n...
03/04/2018

Our friends @mikerphonebrewing are turning out some incredible beers. The Velvet Coffee Ground took coffee stouts to a new level of coffee addition.

Three points of infusion with light roasted Tanzania Peaberry and triple the amount of coffee as a normal coffee stout. There may actually be more caffeine than alcohol.

#coffeestout #coffeebeer #uppersanddowners #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #chicagobeer #mikerphonebrewing #tugboatcoffee

See you there!!
02/27/2018

See you there!!

SAVE THE DATE...4.28.2018...SMELLS LIKE A BEER FEST

This year, instead of hosting our Pale Pauper Day, we will be throwing the Smells Like A Beer Fest event, a party with an amazing list of guest brewers from all across the US, food vendors, live music from School of Rock, and best of all, the official release of Barrel-Aged Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit. The proceeds from the fest will go to the Youth Scholarship Fund.

Lots more details to come along with a link to purchase tickets will be posted in the next few weeks, so please stay tuned.

It smells like a fest!

Serving Orenda Volume 1 with Casacara @pollyanna_brewing_company @pollyanna_chris Coffee Fun Size is up next! #uppersand...
02/24/2018

Serving Orenda Volume 1 with Casacara @pollyanna_brewing_company @pollyanna_chris Coffee Fun Size is up next! #uppersanddowners2018 #uppersanddowners #coffeebeer #coffeequad #coffeebeers #chicagobeer

Stepping up the suburb coffee game with @ssp_grinding red speed coated titanium burrs. We are also testing out some of t...
02/23/2018

Stepping up the suburb coffee game with @ssp_grinding red speed coated titanium burrs. We are also testing out some of the very first BUNN speed burrs as well!

#coffeetime #coffee #espresso #latteart #bunngrinder #mazzergrinder

The stork has delivered the coffee baby to the fermenter @pollyanna_brewing_company #uppersanddowners #uppersanddowners2...
02/09/2018

The stork has delivered the coffee baby to the fermenter @pollyanna_brewing_company #uppersanddowners #uppersanddowners2018 #coffeebeer #coffeetime #peruviancoffee #peru

Testing out the newest @fetco_uk brewer CBS-2121P for locations without dedicated water supplies. #fetcobrewer #fetco
02/08/2018

Testing out the newest @fetco_uk brewer CBS-2121P for locations without dedicated water supplies. #fetcobrewer #fetco

One of the hidden costs of owning a @slayerespresso machine is keeping her happy with new jewelry 💎 @pesado58.5 #espr...
02/06/2018

One of the hidden costs of owning a @slayerespresso machine is keeping her happy with new jewelry 💎 @pesado58.5

#espresso #espressomachine #slayerespresso #pesado #espressomachinebling #specialtycoffee

02/05/2018

Kenya AA = Happy Monday’s

Cheers!!

#kenyaaa #kenyacoffee #coffeetime #coffee #specialtycoffee

Coffee, bats, gators, FL gators and more coffee. Coffee bags also serve as great babysitters @opuscoffee #coffeeshop #co...
01/25/2018

Coffee, bats, gators, FL gators and more coffee.

Coffee bags also serve as great babysitters @opuscoffee

#coffeeshop #coffeeroaster #coffeetime #opuscoffee #shands #gainesville #gators #gogators #gatorsfootball #paynesprairie @friendsofpaynesprairie

Morning fuel for a trip to see his second favorite coffee roaster @opuscoffee @bretlarson @alysonlars @alylandr
01/23/2018

Morning fuel for a trip to see his second favorite coffee roaster @opuscoffee @bretlarson @alysonlars @alylandr

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