Ipsento is my favorite coffee shop in Chicago. They roast their own beans and make a mean latte and their staff are all super friendly and knowledgeable about their business. Their heart is in the right place as well; they not only purchase beans directly from farmers at 25% above the fair trade price, but they’ve also helped develop cooperatives for coffee growers.
Last night Ipsento opened up their back room for the first time. Almost everything in the room is constructed from doors and old window frames found in Bucktown alleyways and the results are fantastic. There is much more than what is pictured but with it being fully occupied on its first full day open, I didn’t want to be crazy lady with the camera phone. More photos of Ipsento soon. If you’re in Chicago stop in and prepare to be addicted.