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COROCO is looking for models to be in our marketing photos!

We are looking for a handful of kids, teens, and 20-somethings who are willing to be photographed with our coffee and non-coffee drinks.

The photos will be used on social media, emails and other marketing items. Be prepared to smile and have a bit of fun at COROCO! We will be choosing between 4-8 people for this, so please fill out the form on link below to sign up and we will be in touch with you.

Photo shoot will take place …


Meet Samantha! Born in Hinsdale raised in Sycamore since 2001. Samantha’s hobbies are painting, interior design, hanging out with her adorable niece, and baking delicious treats. Most days you can find her going on walks, baking, and finding new TV shows or movies to binge. Another thing Samantha loves is coffee! Lots and lots of coffee. Samantha is ecstatic to have started her new position at Coroco. Nowadays you can find her in the cafe making delicious drinks and perfecting her skills


Introducing Caitlynn, your local Sycamore barista, looking to make friendships as warm and exciting as her coffee drinks! Caitlynn has been a resident of Sycamore for around 7 years and loves everything about her community. 

Caitlynn picks up a hobby like a fresh croissant, savoring it for about ten minutes before moving onto the next delicious bite! She loves to find creative ways to be “a little good” at a lot of things. While pursuing her music career, she briefly played the harp for six …


One of the most frequently asked questions we get at COROCO is about the tasting notes listed on some of our coffees. When customers read, “milk chocolate” in a description, they wonder if that means that it is a flavored coffee. While we do not roast flavored coffees, most of our specialty coffees have tasting notes, similar to the wine industry. Thanks to the work of sensory scientists and the World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon, coffee professionals as well as enthusiasts can have a …


Being part of my coffee friends’ and fans’ coffee journey is one of the best parts of my career. I like to think that at COROCO we make specialty coffee accessible for everyone. So when a customer called with a question about their coffee tasting unflavorful at home, I was excited to have that conversation and help them achieve the desired results. In this case, it was a fun “show & tell” of how finely coffee needs to be ground for drip preparation.

I hadn’t had the chance to play with my …


Born and raised in Cortland, Illinois since day one. She spent most of her days roaming around between Cortland, DeKalb, and Sycamore with her friends; being dumb teens trying to make something of themselves in the middle of corn country. Although she is new to the coffee industry she is excited to learn more about it; since she never realized how much of a science it truly is. When Kylee is not at COROCO she can be seen spending time outdoors, reading a multitude of different books, and …


Say hello to Alex! Alex is our Operations Manager here at COROCO and has been on the team since day one! With his previous experience as a barista and bartender combined with his psychology degree, he loves talking to new people and creating new and exciting drinks or roasts for our customers. Although not a Sycamore native he has fallen very hard for the Sycamore community which reminds him a lot of his hometown of Dixon. When Alex is not at COROCO (which is rare) he prefers to spend time …


Karen Weckerly, Founder and CEO of COROCO Coffee Roaster Collective, had an unconventional start in coffee. Trained as a professional violinist from the age of two, she performed and taught professionally for a number of years. Happily married to Ryan for 20+ years and as a mother of two energetic (and busy!) elementary-aged children, she hung up her violin for a couple of years to focus on family time. 

With varied talents and interests, the question of what the “next chapter” would be for …


COROCO® is proud to roast all of the coffee we sell in store and online in-house in Sycamore, IL.

Some of your favorites might be: Diner Coffee blends, Cask’d wine & spirit infused Coffee, and Hi! Hope single origin coffees.

Whichever coffee is your “go to” from COROCO, the green beans were specifically chosen by us, roasted in-house, precisely bagged and shipped directly to you with love!

See our roasting development …


Cask’d™️ Make Mine A Double Gift Pack

There’s all kinds of reasons why booze-infused coffee is a fantastic gift idea this year. Our Cask’d™ Make Mine A Double Gift Pack includes two of our acclaimed booze-infused coffees to share with friends or keep yourself (we won’t judge). You’ll get a 12oz. bag of each of our Vintner’s Select Red Wine and Kentucky Bourbon roasts. Available ground or whole bean for in-store pick up only at our Sycamore location.

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