Yelp Review For Coffeefest


Category: Chicago, United States Restaurants Sandwiches Sandwiches

At SmartCup we will be providing must-see items in and around Chicago during Coffee Fest Chicago 2011. One of our coffee picks is Grahamwich. We will be using Yelp to assist us in confirming our picks. Keep checking this space for more updates.

615 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
Neighborhood: Near North Side

About Grahamwich

The coffee served at Grahamwich is Metropolis! and is located front and center right next to a gleaming espresso machine. The coffee menu consists of 4 drinks:

  • Espresso
  • XPress Lid Coffee (served in a disposable French press!)
  • 8oz Cappuccino
  • 12oz Latte

The space is bright without being gaudy. 1 large community table in the back. Rustic see-thru white paint, and GE logo wallpaper that looks like shelf paper from the 1960s. Surf guitar music sets the scene and, as one fellow yelper indicated, cock and balls all over the bathroom walls.

About Coffee Fest
Coffee Fest brings you the nation’s best retail operators and industry professionals and consultants to ensure your business survives and even thrives with today’s profitability threats and tomorrow’s challenges.

Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome

Chris Pirillo is the founder and maintainer of Lockergnome

Tech Update

Chris Pirillo is the founder and maintainer of Lockergnome, a network of blogs, web forums, mailing lists and online communities. He spent two years hosting the TechTV television program Call for Help, where he also hosted the first annual Call-for-Help-a-Thon.

He now hosts videos on several internet sites, including CNN, YouTube,, and his own website. His coffee system of choice? XPress Lid by SmartCup. He likes it so well that he keeps it on his computer monitor.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees

Gloria Jean's Rolls Out XPress Nationwide

Gloria Jean’s Rolls Out XPress Nationwide

Gloria Jean’s Coffees Brews Up Portable French Press with XPress Lid by SmartCup, Inc.

October 29, 2010 – SmartCup, Inc. announced today that Gloria Jean’s Coffees is introducing XPress lid, the world’s first disposable, portable, recyclable French press in a lid, to their outlets nationwide this November.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees uses the finest quality 100% Arabica coffee beans to ensure premium quality and integrity of its coffee flavors. The coffees are sold as whole beans fresh from coffee bins in each coffee house, as well as in pre-packaged amounts. In each Gloria Jean’s Coffees’ location, whole beans can be ground to order.

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XPress Lid Goes Large: Now Available for 20oz Cups

Now Available for 20oz Hot Cups

SmartCup, Inc. is now shipping XPress lid for 20 oz. hot cups, the industry’s first disposable and recyclable single-serve French Press built into a lid. The XPress lid, a three piece French press system, delivers a far richer flavor and superior tasting coffee and tea.

A French press delivers a superior flavor profile, smoothness and finish. The XPress lid delivers the preferred qualities of the coffee drinking experience to everyday coffee lovers at an affordable price.
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Product Introduction at 2009 Coffee Fest Seattle

SmartCup, INC. introduced XPress lid, their French press-style devise, at Coffee Fest Seattle held September 25-27, 2009 in the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. [Read more…]

Tom Sawyer Country Coffee Rolls Out XPress Lid

Tom Sawyer

Founder Tom Sawyer of Tom Sawyer Country Coffee knows that coffee is more than just a beverage, it’s an experience and he’s rolling out the XPress lid by SmartCup to enhance his customer’s coffee experience.

SmartCup’s XPress lid is the disposable, recyclable and single serve French Press in a lid system that presses coffee in most standard 16 or 20oz hot cups.

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Meet the Team at SCAA Exposition in Anaheim, CA

Meet Us in Anaheim, CA

Meet the SmartCup team at the 22nd Annual SCAA Exposition in Anaheim, CA on April 15-18, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center. We are excited to be attending the Specialty Coffee Association of America Expo and sharing our latest XPress lid success.

Meet us at out booth or call 530-889-1754 to schedule an appointment.


Fri, April 16th – 12:00 – 5:30pm

Sat, April 17th – 12:00 – 5:30pm

Sun, April 18th – 12:00 – 4:00pm

Hellbilly Brew Available from Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie French Roast Organic Whole Bean CoffeeThe illustrious man of horror — both in film and rock — is known for many things, but now Rob Zombie wants to add coffee to his repertoire. As such, he’s selling his own Hellbilly line of beans.

“What can I say? I f—ing love coffee,” Zombie told Noisecreep. “I started drinking this magic drink when I was a little kid and never stopped. So that’s the reason I now have my own Hellbilly brew; 24/7, cranked on black gold! Hell yeah, let’s go!” With green coffee beans now at a value higher than ever before, we can all call our morning cups liquid gold.

Right now, Hellbilly’s whole roasted beans can be ordered through Zombie’s websitewith two different styles available: a French blend and a Peruvian. Both are certified 100 percent organic.

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XPress in the Garage

Enjoying XPress in the Shop

XPress Lid… Fresh, Pressed and Custom

Since I am the only coffee drinker at the shop I appreciate the convenience of the XPress from Smartcup. French press coffee is the best way to enjoy coffee and I use a glass press at home but here at the shop the convenience of the single use cup can’t be beat. I am also impressed with the design and quality of the product. I wish I had come up with it!

Meet Us at Coffee Fest This Weekend

Caffinated in Seattle

We are sleepless in Seattle because we are showcasing the XPress lid by SmartCup at Coffee Fest Seattle 2010 located at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center from October 29 – 31, 2010.

Meet the entire team at booth 200. We’ll keep our XPress lid french pressed coffee hot and fresh for you!