10 BARISTA-APPROVED TIPS FOR MAKING HIGH-QUALITY COFFEE AT HOME

Brew Brew Coffee Lounge—located in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood, on the corner of Diversey Parkway and Avers Avenue is a local, hidden gem. Like other communities throughout the city’s Northwest Side, Avondale is a diverse, blue-collar neighborhood. Framed two-flats and three flats line the streets. Brick storefronts selling flowers and discounted home goods are scattered along Milwaukee Avenue—one of the area’s main thoroughfares. Ethnic grocery stores offering homemade sausages, paczki and cabbage soup are plentiful.

The corner of Diversey and Avers isn’t exactly where you’d expect to find a coffee shop. This is precisely why siblings Jazmin and Christian Medrano decided to open Brew Brew. As residents of the neighborhood for nearly a decade, the Medranos often wondered why they had to venture outside their community to find a place to gather for coffee.

Recognizing a need for a coffee shop in Avondale, the siblings decided to open Brew Brew in September 2014. Since opening its doors, Brew Brew has become a fixture in the area. Even earning itself a spot among other beloved Chicago coffee shops in Chicagoist’s list of The 14 Best Coffee Shops for Getting it All Done. Besides serving exceptional, high-quality coffee and espresso drinks, Brew Brew is dedicated to partnering with local businesses and supporting new and established artists throughout Avondale.

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