606 Coffee Roasters was founded by Iraq Army Veteran Alberto Boleres. The idea was inspired after witnessing the long lines in 100+ degree weather that people were willing to stand in for their cup. He decided he would help satisfy people's deep cravings with premium coffee. While visiting Guatemala in 2011, he became certified by Guatemala's National Coffee association, ANACAFE. He also began to foster the relationships with organic farms that would later become the source of his beans. By Feb 14th, 2011, a simple idea had become a plan in motion.
While it began with importing Guatemalan beans, exclusively, 606 Coffee Roasters has begun to expand sourcing from other regions of the world including Ethiopia and Mexico - no corner of the earth is off limits. We are always looking for the next great source.
The name "606" refers to the all zip codes within Chicago's city limits beginning with those numbers; in appreciation for the city that Mr. Boleres credits with his business savviness and the experiences he claims shaped the man he is today. The colors used are a tribute to 606 Coffee Roasters' first roaster (red) and coffee, itself.