The coffee world is at once ubiquitous and ever-advancing, and Chicago is an epicenter for the industry. Join The Hatchery for a full-spectrum panel discussion featuring a roundup of Chicago’s most innovative coffee brands. We’ll learn about each company’s origin & scale up, brand strategy, operations, & sourcing, and chat about our great city’s role in the industry’s growth.
New year, new networking! Join us for the FIRST #HatcheryNetworking event in our new building! Hatchery Networking events are a great place to meet other entrepreneurs, as well as members of our larger food community! Hatchery Networking is FREE for members.
About the panelists:
Joshua Millman is the Founder & Owner of Passion House Coffee Roasters. Joshua first dove into coffee at the young age of 16 in Chicago – inspired by the Beatniks, he wanted to immerse himself in that community of artists sharing their knowledge and experiences. Working in coffee for over two decades, Joshua has experience with every aspect of the coffee industry. After being a barista in Chicago, he moved to San Diego where he helped open and manage a cafe in downtown. He then was recruited by the top roasting company in San Diego, Cafe Calabria. He roasted for them and managed their cafe for two years. He left San Diego to come back home and worked for Casteel Coffee Company. There he roasted, trained and then moved into sales. In 2011, Joshua laced up his boots and set out to build a Chicago coffee company with respect built into its DNA – beans treated with respect at every step from seed to cup and an inclusive attitude that welcomes others to take this journey along with us.