MKEing Coffee is making a difference

June 7, 2018

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MKEing Coffee (pronounced Making Coffee) is a coffee roasting company and brand started by cofounders Chad Johnson and Jarod Cronk. MKEing Coffee was established to use profit margin from coffee to improve economic and employment opportunities in Milwaukee’s Central City. They are being mentored by Stone Creek Coffee and currently roasting out of Stone Creek’s factory. Johnson said that the collaborations they have started with schools, businesses and other organizations have helped him understand that coffee brings people together and changes lives!

MKEing Coffee’s café on 55th and North Avenue has become a popular meeting place. Their unique roasts are available to purchase in the café, sold online, supplied in bulk to wholesale customers, and offered as a private label option for fundraisers, charitable organizations and businesses who want their name on a bag of coffee. Johnson said when MKEing Coffee supplies over 1,000 pounds of coffee per month on a consistent basis, it plans to open its own coffee roasting operation somewhere in Milwaukee’s Central City. Pictured are Chad Johnson (right), co-founder of MKEing Coffee and Barista Seth Brown (left), one of a number of Milwaukee Public School students employed at the café and an affiliated business in the same building.

MKEing Coffee
5507 W. North Ave. • 414-395-2712
Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Saturday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed Sundays