Friday, September 18, 2009

Homer's Blend

Most specialty coffee comes from a single origin. If your coffee says Costan Rican, the origin of the bean is Costa Rica. For a long time, our brewed coffee has been all single origin (Costa Rican, Mexican, etc.). We recently went to our coffee roaster and asked him to develop a signature blend for us. Brian, our roaster, worked hard and came up with a great blend of a couple different origins of coffee. We've been serving it as "Homer's House Blend". I'd encourage you to come in a give it a try and see what you think. It's a unique blend you can't get any where else. We're extremely proud of our coffee products and hope you like them!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Oriole Post

One of my favorite bands, Oriole Post, played at Homer's on Friday. Here are a couple of videos from when the played at Homer's back in January. They are a lot of fun and we can't wait to have them back.

Take it back

Ruby Lane

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


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Tuesday, April 14, 2009


This has absolutely NOTHING to do with Homer's or Coffee, but I like it.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Coffee Fest

Vanessa and I attended Coffee Fest, a trade show in Chicago, this past weekend. We walked the floor and saw what was new in the coffee industry. There were an overwhelming amount of things you can buy for a coffee shop or roasting company and hundreds of coffee fanatics filling the Navy Pier convention floor.

Two things really stuck with me:
1. Coffee is extremely complicated. The process to get from a plant growing in the ground to a beverage in your hand is amazing. I can't do justice to explaining all the details, you should just read this.

2. I'm so glad I'm a part of this world. A cup of coffee is a beautiful thing. There's no where else I would rather be than working here at Homer's.

Friday, February 6, 2009

A Cup a Day May Keep the Doctor Away…

I found some encouraging news today regarding coffee intake.

Did you know that drinking a cup of coffee can help calm an acute attack of asthma?

Also, drinking coffee can lower your risk of the following:

Type 2 Diabetes
Parkinson’s Disease
Colon Cancer
Kidney Stones

So, be healthy in 2009 and confidently grab that cup of joe in the morning (or afternoon, or evening).

(Look for yourself at, or WebMD)


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Caffeine Addicted Towns

I came across this today, an article about the most caffeinated and least caffeinated cities in America. I'm always a little skeptical of their formula when I read articles like this, but it's interesting regardless.