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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 …


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 …


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.

MiiR Cup

The …


Hi Coffee Friends!

We have been talking a great deal about focusing on the good and happy things around us in the world lately, looking for silver linings and such. Rather than focus on what options are more limited, we can alternately choose to focus on the cool things we now have more time for, like learning about coffee! One of our big plans that was somewhat derailed in 2020 was to do interactive, “hands-on,” manual coffee brewing classes in the shop, (which was more or less an …


At COROCO Coffee Roaster Collective, we get asked a great number of questions about grinding coffee for different preparations as well as for brewing the best coffee at home. Here are a few of the basics for coffee grinding, and why it matters.

Grind. 

A bit of jargon to start us off. Grinding coffee will produce the desired grounds as well as a small amount of grounds that are too small (aka “fines”) and some that are too large (aka “boulders”). The nicer the grinder one buys, the fewer …


A Guest Blog By Chef Rudy Galindo

This week, we’re so excited to have Chef Rudy Galindo join us as our Guest Blogger! Chef Rudy has been a local, private chef in Northern Illinois since 2015, and is a 2002 graduate of the Cooking Hospitality Institute of Chicago. He approaches food in three ways: flavor, technique, and artistry – which he believes is the perfect combination to let food entice all of the senses. He’s the author of Comfort Rustic Recipes, and enjoys sharing his love of …