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Coffee Shops of McHenry County

As you make your way through McHenry County you will find a breadth of small businesses that are thriving! One of the largest categories of small businesses in the county are coffee shops! Here are a few in different areas of the county where you can get the best cup of joe!


Ethereal Confections - Woodstock, IL

Not only is Ethereal Confections the perfect place for a sweet treat, but you can get a outstanding cup of joe while you're there! Which makes sense because the two go hand in hand! Ethereal has your classics like macchiatos, Americanos, cappuccinos and lattes but where they really shine are their signature latte combinations made with clean ingredients and homemade syrups! My personal favorite is the lavendar vanilla latte made with fresh vanilla beans and lavendar. It's a smooth and easy to drink latte that isn't too sweet and is also available sugar free! If you have dietary restrictions don't worry! Ethereal has non dairy options as well as gluten free, and vegan snacks and pasteries! Make sure you check their seasonal menu when you arrive because these creative folks excel at putting together some out of this world seasonal specialties in both their chocolates and drinks!



Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters - Crystal Lake, IL

Every bean is roasted right in their Crystal Lake shop from the world's best economically and environmentally sustainable small-plot and cooperative farms. And every farmer earns a fair price for his or her beans. This is a cup of coffee you can feel great about drinking! They also have all of the classics and some tasty twists on the classics like Seventh Heaven which incorporates caramel, cacao and macadamia nut in a latte! YUM! Where they really shine is in their classic coffees that are roasted right in the store. You can get one of their drip coffees available for the day, or pick your favorite pour over coffee from the wide selection they have available! Once you find your favorite blend they have all of their blends available in beans to take home along with the supplies needed to make the perfect cup of coffee. Not quite a coffee aficionado? That's okay! The Conscious Cup staff are so well trained you can tell them what you like and they can help you pick out the perfect bag of coffee to take home!


Daily Projects Cafe & Eatery - Algonquin, IL

Daily Projects is a hip new coffee shop in Algonquin! These guys really focus on unique blends of coffee and helping people to appreciate the notes inside of these coffees. When you walk in, their menu features their different pourover coffees and the flavors that are in them. The unique blends change regularly so everytime you visit you can try something new and exciting! They also feature an excellent seasonal menu that you will definitley want to check out! This place is perfect for a coffee meeting, a study spot, or a place for you and your bestie to meet up for a drink! And if that friend for some reason doesn't drink coffee, Daily Projects has them covered too! They have an extensive organic loose leaf tea menu featuring multiple green teas, oolongs, white teas, black teas, herbals and iced teas. And if your morning coffee meeting rolls into a lunch meeting they have an unbelievable sandwich menu with sandwiches and salads made our of the best fresh and local ingredients. 



Main Street Coffee Co. - Richmond, IL

Located in a remarkable 140 year old building located in the beautiful historic district of downtown Richmond, IL. With original hardwood floors and tin ceilings, the owners are carefully tying in the old with the new! When you walk in the front doors you are warmly welcomed by the staff and the bright yellow chairs that perfectly complement the rustic chic decor of the shop! These folks are serving up some one of a kind coffee creations that change on the regular! Whether you're looking for a cafe au lait, cortado or a classic latte your coffee cravings will be curbed! They also have a great sandwich and salad menu, and lots of other cold drinks to keep you hydrated when you hop off the Prairie Trail! If you're looking for something a little different, add some charcoal to your drink! It's filled all kinds of detoxifiying qualities that are great for you! 



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