Our Story

A Little Hero History:

Hero Coffee Bar opened it's first doors in 2014 at the Iconic 439 S. Dearborn location in Chicago. It's founders (two friends) Brian Tubolino and Craig Alexander brought innovated coffee ideas and great bagel sandwiches to Chicago and till this day we continue with the tradition.

In December of 2018 Hero was purchased by myself (Michelle Martinez) and my partner Trey Brooks. We are two hospitality driven entrepreneurs passionate about local Chicago community service and a love for high quality coffee. Combining the initial concept from the founders and our new mission statement "to positively impact our communities one meaningful cup at a time" we hope you join us on our journey.

In a city with an ever growing number of new roasters and coffee shops, Hero Coffee Bar wants to stand out as a Chicago staple committed to making a positive impact with not only the way we locally roast and source our beans but also within the charity projects we choose to partner with. With both myself and Trey dedicated to all sides of the business, we can assure you quality and attention to detail that not only produces a great cup of coffee but one you can feel good drinking.  

Hero sells whole bean coffee, Hero barista art, and Hero store merchandise to show your Chicago Hero pride. $1 from all retail and whole bean coffee items sold will be donated to local Chicago charities and information on the charity of month can be found on our Instagram and Facebook page. We hope to see you in one of our shops soon and we want to personally thank you for being our Heroes! 

 

-Michelle & Trey

 

 

Have a question about our coffee or charity programs? We would love to hear from you. Contact us by sending an email to info@herocoffeebars.com