Chris Chacko & The Craft

We at Sparrow Coffee believe roasting coffee is above all else a craft, honed and perfected over decades of pursuing perfection. Sparrow is not about volume roasting. Sparrow began as a means to showcase the artistry of one person, Chris Chacko, and his relentless pursuit of following a passion to handcraft exceptionally sourced coffees unlike any other.

One visit to our beautiful West Loop roastery in Chicago and it is easy to see how obsessive we are about everything we do, from our sourcing, to the way we cup and by doing right at our unwavering commitment to the environment. With a lifetime achievement approaching 100,000 roasts, which only a handful of individuals have achieved the world over, Chris remains true to the belief that every roast is his artistic interpretation of a coffee canvas using air, temperature and time to whet flavors hidden by Nature’s bounty.