We are a small company in the greater Chicago area who specializes in premium, roast-to-order, coffee. After years of drinking coffee, tasting new blends and roasts from all around the world, and continuously searching for new and better coffee our frustrations grew with the standard process of buying coffee. Going to the store and choosing an origin, roast, and grind was sometimes next to impossible let alone knowing how long ago the beans were roasted. Finding local roasteries wasn’t always easy (especially in smaller towns) and, even then, choices were limited. This led us on a path to search for a simple way to create a completely customizable coffee that’s guaranteed to be fresh and delivered right to your door. Thus Mount Republic Coffee Co. was born so that we can share with you our passion and love for coffee.
Who are we?
We are two average dudes with a strong passion for coffee who believe in hard work, kindness, and authenticity. Our passion for coffee started during our college years when the all too frequent all-nighters and long study hours had us reaching for coffee practically at any time of the day (or night for that matter). “It was never too late to brew a cup of coffee” when we were getting ready to go save the world.
Over the years, we continued on our coffee journey which brought us to many different parts of the world including Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Central and South Americas. No matter where we set foot, coffee was always a central and integral part of each culture bringing families, friends, colleagues, and strangers together. Each country and culture had not only their preference for certain coffee beans but different preferences for the degree of roast and the method of preparing a coffee. Whether we were enjoying a nice espresso with a pastry for breakfast in Rome, a nice dark roast coffee prepared in a "Chorreador" in the mountainside of Costa Rica for a late lunch or a Turkish style coffee prepared in a cezve in Jerusalem after dinner, each coffee had its own character and a delightful splash of flavors.
We are dedicated to serving and providing you with affordable freshly roasted premium coffee customized to your specifications sent directly to your door. At Mount Republic Coffee Co., we believe you don't have to spend all of your hard earned money for a great quality cup of coffee. By supporting us, you are supporting the many men and women running small businesses here in the USA (from the U.S. Postal Service to the companies making labels, bags, roasting machines, and all of our other gear) as well as the farmers we work with worldwide who grow and collect coffee beans.