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Medium Coffee from Bake For Me

Item Purchased: Medium Coffee from Bake For Me
Location Purchased: Bake For Me / 608 W. Roosevelt / Chicago, IL
Price: $1.09 + tax

Review: The bus was acting stupid today so I decided to get out and walk the remaining four blocks to work. Because of this snap decision, I may have just found the most affordable cup of drinkable coffee in the vicinity of my workplace. Bake For Me has become a ubiquitous office caterer around the downtown Chicago area since its opening in 1993. Specializing in cakes and pastries, this out of place bakery is required to have coffee on hand. Luckily for me, it is pretty good coffee at that.

When I asked the woman behind the counter what kind of coffee they brew, she gave me a slight look of confusion, a shrug and a smile. Judging by the taste, I would guess that Bake For Me uses Superior Coffee, which has roots here in Chicago, but has recently been uprooted. Despite being owned by that bitch Sara Lee, I’ve always enjoyed Superior Coffee. Others say it is salty, but I don’t see it. For my money, it is one of the only coffees found in diners that doesn’t approximate recycled jet fuel. In fact, if you get it when it is freshly brewed, Superior Coffee tastes better than a $5.00 cup from a designer coffee shop. At $1.20 w/tax, I have a feeling I will be making frequent stops at Bake For Me before work this summer. There was even a plate of broken cookies by the cream/sugar station for customers to sample. Sure, they were unsold St. Patrick’s Day shamrock cookies, but they were melt-in-your mouth delicious.
Note (03/28/2006): Again, I asked the woman at the counter what kind of coffee they brew and she didn’t know. She told me that they get their coffee from the Bridgeport Coffee House which I learned roasts their coffee beans on site. My appologies for the false references to Superior Coffee.
Rating: 4.25 / 5

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