Single origin coffees & blends. Ethically sourced, roasted in Chicago, hand-packed, and shipped straight to your door. Enjoy.


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The last steps in the "seed to cup" process are roasting and brewing. We take pride in curating delicious coffees for you to prepare at home or in your place of business. Wholesale and by-the-bag now available.

Our coffee is roasted and shipped on the same day. Select the roasting date you prefer to guarantee you enjoy your coffee at peak freshness. Cheers.

Time for caffeine to meet its maker.

Brian Frain | Founder & Roaster

Brian has been involved in coffee since 1996. In Kalamazoo, MI. he trained baristas at Water Street Coffee Joint until he and friends opened a not-for-profit arts collective called The Space in 2001. Frain managed the coffee bar, which paid the rent on the 1,800 square foot facility that housed a 70-seat theater, a 300-person capacity music venue, an art gallery and more. After founding Michigan’s Rocket Star Coffee Shop & consulting on a variety of small town coffee programs, Brian upped & moved to Chicago in ’08 to work under World Barista Champion Michael Phillips at Intelligentsia’s flagship Broadway location.

Brian managed the Monadock Intelligentsia on Jackson in the Loop before accepting a position running Wholesale for Bow Truss in 2012 and serving as the Director of Operations the following two years. And Now? The summer of 2015 and the launch of Abacus. Sourcing, roasting, serving and drinking coffee are a lifelong passion of Brian’s, and he and the rest of the Abacus team are thrilled to offer delicious coffee to wholesale customer throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond!