Our story

The story of Jimmy Beans Coffee begins in 2016. It was a simple café off Fullerton & Rockwell in Chicago's Logan Square, opened by Jim Petrozzini. His inspiration was drawn from one central idea: a gathering place for a local community of coffee enthusiasts, friends, and neighborhood folks, to simultaneously serve as his own coffee laboratory.

With the support of that community, Jim has evolved into to a genuine scientist & artisan with his own personal style, focusing more on producing intriguing, complex small-batch roasts to bring meticulously crafted offerings to his native Logan Square. 

Last month, Jim & his crew are opened up a new, dedicated roasting facility off Armitage to bring his roasts to the rest of Chicagoland, with a new online storefront under the moniker ‘Jimmy Beans Coffee Club’, an ode to the local cafĂ© culture that has allowed him to grow so much. Additionally, there are some exciting things in the works for the cafĂ©.

This doesn’t mean everything is changing, however. You’ll still be able to catch Jim on his classic red Diedrich roaster in the back of the original cafĂ©, hanging out with his team, the regulars & new faces alike.

We invite you to check out our online store, subscribe to our blog or visit the café and become a part of the story & community.