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About Us

CoffeeHound is the premier purveyor of fresh roasted specialty coffee in Central Illinois.  Quality is the cornerstone of how and why we do business.  To be truly sustainable in regards to economic, social, and environmental issues, we believe quality is the key to reaching our goals.  

We have been in business for almost 13 years now, with two locations in Bloomington and Normal Illinois.  Both locations offer a unique feel and true coffee culture atmosphere.  We are members of the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America), Roaster Guild of America, and Barista Guild of America.  We also participate in regional and national barista competitions.  Steve Fritzen, our head roaster, is a certified Q-grader. Steve has also competed and placed 3rd in the Great Lakes Barista Competition, three different years, as well as a top 6 finish in the 2006 United States Barista Competition.  This past summer, one of our veteran baristas, Trace Armstrong, has joined Steve in roasting. The pair have worked hard as a team to really perfect Coffee Hound's roasts. We believe in always learning and improving what we do, and sharing these experiences with staff and customers.  Creating a coffee culture within our stores is very important and sets us apart from our competition.

Our commitment to excellence has been recognized as best coffee in Central Illinois by readers of the Pantagraph, best coffee three years in a row by readers of the Daily Vidette (Illinois State University student paper), and were just voted Small Business of the Year 2012 by the Mclean County Chamber of Commerce.   

We are very excited to finally launch our products nationwide with our online store.  We welcome you to our store and can't wait to share with you our wonderful coffee!  


Visit us at our three shops in Bloomington Normal!

Downtown Bloomington

407 N. Main St. 

Bloomington, IL 61701


Uptown Normal

205 W. North St.

Normal, IL 61761


CH3 Satellite Cafe

915 E. Washington St.

Bloomington, IL 61701