New Single Origin Packaging

New Single Origin Packaging

Welcome to the world of cleanliness and purity. Like that of the sea jellies, these coffee seeds were soaked in an ocean of water. During the coffees’ short swim, fermentation, acting as wisdom, drives acidity, clarity, and focus throughout each tentacle of possibility.
Agua Single Origin Packaging

The coffees we source are extremely important to us. They shape the identity of our company as they convey a thought process; a commentary on flavor preference, political and cultural awareness, and business practices. With this in mind, we have ideated for years how to effectively convey the importance of our coffees as a singular idea. We are proud to finally share our reimagined single-origin packaging with you! 

Each concept will rotate coffees that fit these categories. 

Each bag represents a major expression of coffee; Agua = Washed coffees. Showcasing the genetic identity of each cultivar  

 
Celebrating ripening as beautiful imperfections, these coffee seeds are pulped from their skin and rested in their own sugars. With the passing of time and contact with land, they become graced with an aerial development as righteous as a flamboyance of flamingos. 
Aire Single Origin Packaging

The coffees we source are extremely important to us. They shape the identity of our company as they convey a thought process; a commentary on flavor preference, political and cultural awareness, and business practices. With this in mind, we have ideated for years how to effectively convey the importance of our coffees as a singular idea. We are proud to finally share our reimagined single-origin packaging with you! 

Each concept will rotate coffees that fit these categories. 

Each bag represents a major expression of coffee; Aire, is Honey Processed, emphasizing body and sweetness. 

Embracing realms of influence and experience, we have transformed our collective curiosity and abandoned conventional practices of coffee fermentation. This shamanic jaguar blazes our path forward in action, but one cannot progress these ideas without fueling the fire of psychedelegance.

Fuego Single Origin Packaging

The coffees we source are extremely important to us. They shape the identity of our company as they convey a thought process; a commentary on flavor preference, political and cultural awareness, and business practices. With this in mind, we have ideated for years how to effectively convey the importance of our coffees as a singular idea. We are proud to finally share our reimagined single-origin packaging with you! 

Each concept will rotate coffees that fit these categories. 

Each bag represents a major expression of coffee; Fuego  = Experiments, Pushing conventional wisdom on process and flavor.  

Brilliant, synaptic, and adaptive, like that of the spider monkey, these coffee cherries encapsulate the majesty of mother earth. With merely time, maturity, and control, the evolution of flavor becomes explosive with the funk, fruit, and soil in which they were grown.
 Tierra Single Origin Packaging

The coffees we source are extremely important to us. They shape the identity of our company as they convey a thought process; a commentary on flavor preference, political and cultural awareness, and business practices. With this in mind, we have ideated for years how to effectively convey the importance of our coffees as a singular idea. We are proud to finally share our reimagined single-origin packaging with you! 

Each concept will rotate coffees that fit these categories. 

Each bag represents a major expression of coffee; Tierra = Natural Coffees,  Promoting dramatic expressions of fruit character and acidity  

November 19, 2019 — Accounting DMC

Holiday Hours For DMC Retail Shops

November 16, 2018 — Kyle Hodges
Dark Matter Coffee And Friends Tokyo Pop-Up

Dark Matter Coffee And Friends Tokyo Pop-Up

Dark Matter Coffee & Friends is a two day pop-up in the Shibuya-Ku neighborhood of Tokyo, hosted by Craftheads. Featuring experimental coffees, beer collaborations, artwork from Shawnimals and a Public Image Ltd presentation from Martin Atkins! Join us Thursday & Friday, September 20 & 21st starting at 11:00am!
Your Guide to S.A.C.R.E.D. Agave Tastings

Your Guide to S.A.C.R.E.D. Agave Tastings

 

S.A.C.R.E.D. is a Chicago-based nonprofit that uses traditional and artisanal agave spirits to improve quality of life in rural Mexico. You may remember them from past collaborations/coffee projects like this:

 or agave distillations like this:

They use revenue generated from tastings and events to build libraries and greenhouses and to maintain water preservation systems in the same communities where agave spirits are fermented and distilled. In order to continue this growth and revitalization, they need your help. The best part? All you have to do is grab a drink and join a tasting! Here's the upcoming event schedule:

 

Sunday, Apr 22
3 - 7pm
Dove's Luncheonette
1545 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago IL 60622
Celebrate Earth Day!
Replant agave!
Your donation of at least $25 gets you one of three special flights, and 100% of that will be used to purchase agave plants from the middle school in Zaachila and gift them to maestros mezcalero in Oaxaca.

Monday, Apr 23
4 - 5:30pm
Garfield Park Con.
300 N Central Park
Chicago IL 60624

Chicago's only blooming agave!
Celebrate Agave Week with a talk about Chicago's only blooming agave, by Mezcal Lalocura maestro Eduardo Angeles! A tasting follows the talk. Free to industry folks.

Wednesday, May 2
6:30 - 8pm
Screaming Tuna
106 W Seeboth St
Milwaukee WI 53204

Milwaukee Sushi & Agave Dinner
A special dinner pairing five rare agave expressions with the award-winning sushi of Screaming Tuna. All profits will be donated to libraries and greenhouses in Mexico. A donation of $45 gets you a seat at the table.

Thursday, June 28
Time to come
Journeyman Distillery
109 Generations Dr.
Three Oaks MI 49128

 Journeyman Journeys to Mexico

We took the team from Journeyman down to Oaxaca for a week of visiting maestros — taste what they came back with and enjoy dishes Chef Luke imagined on the trip!Email us to be alerted when tickets are available.

Can't make any of those? Check out these opportunities!
Chicago's own Agave Triangle
Ongoing, self-guided tour in Logan Square
Estereo
Masa Azul

Quiote
Mi Tocaya
The best way to learn more about agave spirits in Chicago! Donate $25 to replanting agave, bring that receipt to the four participating Logan Square bars, and get sample tastes and agave knowledge on a 1.2-mile walk!
April 17, 2018 — Jake Kryshak
Trouble Managing Your Subscription?

Trouble Managing Your Subscription?

Our subscription service requires an extra login to access your account. We apologize for the additional login but it's all done for your safety. Here are step-by-step instructions but feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
Pumpkin Spice 5k

Pumpkin Spice 5k

The Pumpkin Spice 5K Run/Walk takes place during the most beautiful time of year in Chicago and along its spectacular lakefront.  Join us for a scenic, family-friendly 5K Run or Walk through the historic lakefront area of Chicago’s Jackson Park.

RACE BENEFICIARY

Whitney Young High School is Chicago’s first public magnet school bringing together students from across Chicago. Whitney Young provides an academically rigorous education, consistently ranked among the best public high schools in the state and the top 50 in the nation. It was recently named the most diverse school in the nation. Each year 2,200 students walk the halls, study in classrooms, labs and libraries, and participate in over 100 clubs, 52 athletic sports teams and fine and performing arts. For the 5th year in a row, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) names it “The School of Champions”. Help support the academic, athletic and artistic excellence and be a part of the Pumpkin Spice 5k.

 

October 04, 2017 — Kyle Hodges
Dark Matter Day Discussion Series at Star Lounge Coffee Bar

Dark Matter Day Discussion Series at Star Lounge Coffee Bar

On October 31, 2017, the world will celebrate the historic hunt for the unseen—something that scientists refer to as dark matter. Global, regional, and local events are being planned on and around that date by institutions and individuals looking to engage the public in discussions about what we already know about dark matter and the many present as well as planned experiments seeking to solve its mysteries.
There’s more to the universe than meets the eye - but how do you find something that you can’t see? Join scientists from Argonne, Fermilab, and UChicago in their quest to understand the composition of the universe, including mysterious dark matter. For three weeks, Star Lounge Coffee Bar will host these discussions and exploration into dark matter and all it's untapped secrets. These events will lead to the universal celebration of Dark Matter Day, on Saturday, October 31st! 
Dark Matter Day
October 04, 2017 — Kyle Hodges
Shawnimal's Hug Lyf & Other Helping Hands

Shawnimal's Hug Lyf & Other Helping Hands

Every Saturday morning, you can count on Shawnimals being at Star Lounge, hanging out and chatting it up with his fellow friends and neighbors. So we are stoked that a piece, or pieces, of Shawnimals will be around 7 days a week, as he is the featured guest artist for his favorite watering hole. His work is WELL KNOWN throughout the world through his Ninjatown video game, plush toys, and also as a featured artist in March 2016's Ninja Blend. Check out all of his rad things, read epic stories of good versus evil, and download his Ninjatown game at Ninjatown.com and Shawnimals.com. The kick off party will be Friday, October 6th, complete with coffee, music, beer and snacks! 

 

A universal notation that can be applied anywhere.  

October 01, 2017 — Kyle Hodges
Throwback blends!

Throwback blends!

Greetings everyone, happy 10 year Dark Matter anniversary! Each one of these bends were constructed before we had a roasting facility, and Star Lounge was our only brick and mortar. These blends definitely have a nostalgic flavor to them, giving an interesting look into how and what we used to roast and represent ourselves. These are limited to so make sure to try them before they're gone! 
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Love Supreme (Throwback Blend)- 15#
Uganda
Malabar
Guru Java- 10#
Ethiopia Hambela 
Sumatra Ketiara
Funk 50- 10#
Brazil Natural 
Uganda
Flying J's Mocha Java- 10#
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
Ethiopia Hambela
Sumatra Ketiara
Ganesha (Espresso)- 40#
Malabar
Sumatra Ketiara
Ethiopia Hambela
July 11, 2017 — Kyle Hodges
Dark Matter Coffee's 10th Anniversary Party!

Dark Matter Coffee's 10th Anniversary Party!

It's been ten fun years since Dark Matter Coffee humbly began in the confines of Star Lounge Coffee Bar. We are honored to be a part of this great city and want to throw the best damn party to celebrate!
This isn't just any party though, no, this is THE party of the summer, full of beer, food and tons of music! And to make it even better, it's a benefit for Hope For The Day!! That's right, instead of spending money on tickets, food and beverages, you can put that towards a charitable contribution for Hope For The Day.
Dark Matter Coffee is making sure that the beer, food and music are TOP NOTCH! We asked friends from all around the world to help use celebrate and raise money at the same time. So mark your calendars and we will see you Saturday, July 8th!
 
Music
Wild Jesus
Cameron Hodges Press Pot Recordings, Twinpeaks DJs)
Chuck Wren (Jump Up Records)
Ben Ezra
Big Gidz
Slow Planes
Vapor Eyes
Malci
Hüng
Sherpa
Tijuana Hercules
Ben Fasman
Powermad
 
Food
FFF
Essentia Water
Funkenhausen
Half Acre
Haywood Tavern
Noosa Yogurt
Roots Pizza
Ruth & Phils
Sauce & Bread
Estrella Negra
 
Beer
FFF
18th Street
Anchor
Archie's Tavern
Band of Bohemia
Central State
Cigar City
Dark Horse
DC Brau
Devils Trumpet
Forbidden Root
Goose Island
Half Acre Beer
Haymarket
Hoof Arted
JK's Ciders
Local Option
Marz
Mikkeller
Modern Times
Off Color
Old Irving
Perennial
Rockwell
Pipeworks
Revolution
Ska Brewing
Stillwater
The Bruery
Scratch
Virtue Cider
June 21, 2017 — Kyle Hodges