Archive: Coffee Talk

Meet Samantha!

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 ...

Meet Caitlynn!

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 ...

What’s In A Tasting Note?

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 ...

Meet Kylee!

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. ...

Meet Alex!

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 ...

Meet Karen!

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 ...

COROCO’s Holiday Gift Guide

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 ...

DIY Coffee Bar at Home

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 ...

When Coffee & Chocolate Meet

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 ...

Diner Coffee Backstory

Hi Friends!  We thought that it would be fun to share a little of the backstory to some of our coffee brands, since we don’t always get a chance to visit with each other these days. First up, is Ryan and ...