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North Central College’s Coffee Lab featured on WBBM-AM Radio

Nov 17, 2021

Local entrepreneur leverages Coffee Lab to bring further success to side business

North Central College’s Coffee Lab was recently featured in WBBM-AM Radio’s “Made in Chicago” segment that featured a coffee hobbyist and entrepreneur, Michael Jones, who uses the Lab to brew his brand of coffee, Badge Brew Coffee Roasters.

Jones has been a homicide detective in Evanston for 14 years. With retirement just a few years away, he wanted to pursue his passion of craft coffee. Two years ago, he launched the brand out of his own home in the western suburbs. He has since scaled up his operations going from two pounds at a time to roasting 25 pounds thanks to our Coffee Lab.

The segment reporter is an alumna of the College—Rachel Pierson ‘16

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