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Asado Coffee Expanding to Two More Locations, One Will Have Bio Tiles

The coffee market is jumping. After recent news of coffee expansions from Dark Matter, Dollop Coffee and Tea and Intelligentsia, Asado Coffee Company is following suit. A second location of the roasting facility/retail shop is coming to 1651 W. Chicago in the spring and a third in one of the most historic buildings in the Loop, 22 E. Jackson, for a late 2014 opening. Both locations will have two roasters in the center and feature two custom-made espresso machines imported from the Netherlands. Owner Jeff Liberman says only four exist in America.

The Chicago Avenue location, named Asado Coffee Roasters is in a brand-new building. It'll be high-end, employing bio tiles, a new architectural technology where actual plants grow out of the walls. They're hoping to open in April.

The Jackson location is in a three-story pre-Chicago Fire building known as Pickwick Stable, which the Tribune dates back to 1857. They'll have two stories and 800-square feet.

Asado gained a ton of publicity in 2010, they were named best cup of coffee by Chicago Magazine and best roaster by The Reader. They make every cup of coffee one at a time, no pots. "We changed coffee four years ago, and we're doing it again," Liberman says. Stay tuned.

·Asado Coffee Company [Official Site]

Asado Coffee Company

1432 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL