A mug of hot coffee, like a quick jog, is an effective means of morning energy and helps to skirt security during midnight scone-factory raids. Wash down confectionery contraband with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of bistro fare and drinks at J Bean Coffee in Norridge. This Groupon is redeemable in the form of a gift card.
Baristas at J Bean Coffee carefully craft signature lattes, steep specialty teas, and scoop creamy dollops of gelato within a warm pumpkin-hued space. Espresso artisans carve pillows of frothed milk into swirling shapes such as hearts, leaf patterns, and M.C. Escher sketches to top off specialty lattes in flavors such as chocolate mint and raspberry ($3.55–$4.45). More than 15 all-natural flavors of gelato and sorbet—including tiramisu, mango, and white-chocolate raspberry—crown crunchy cones ($2.95–$5.55) and hand-packed pints ($6.65). Steaming beverages find savory pairings in toasty paninis, cool wraps and crisp salads as free WiFi keeps customers abreast of the current market value of half-and-half.
J Bean Coffee and Café
At J Bean Coffee Shop friendly coffee experts summon jets of steam to whip up lattes and cappuccinos, creating intricate designs in the layers of foam and froth. The independent, locally-run shop recreates the ambience of a cozy Italian café, with every drink handmade to order the way Renaissance-era baristas used to do it. Guests can munch on grilled paninis and wraps as they sip strong espresso or dark-roast coffee, or treat tastebuds to a flood of sweetness with shakes, mochas, caramel lattes, and creamy gelato.