About Passion House
Working with the world’s most complex beverage for almost two decades has been a humbling experience. There were days we felt both inspired and stifled by coffee and its presentation. Our founder, Joshua Millman, decided to open Passion House after years of working for other roasters. He saw that this was an opportunity to explore how best to represent coffee and the cultural slow food movement. Vedya joined us shortly after the opening and quickly became the creative director for the business. Being a hopeful romantic, she is relentless in finding the best way to honor coffee’s inherent complexity and teaching others to do the same.
Passion House is a small batch roaster in Chicago, IL with the idea that coffee can be playful, while still being sophisticated, complex, and nuanced. We house a team of passionate and determined individuals who are as unique as the coffees we roast.
To make specialty coffee more accessible and approachable to our customers, we separate our coffee into three distinct genres: Ambient, Mainstream and Experimental. Creating a language between us beyond tasting notes, origins, and farm names.
An Open Approach to Coffee
We’re here to provide an open approach to the world of specialty coffee. That is why we took the time to create AME, our genre program.
Ambient: These simple beauties allow you to be either fully engaged in its subtle complexity or just gulp it down
Mainstream: You don’t need to be embarrassed because you love them, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the balance we expertly craft.
Experimental: These coffees push the boundaries of what you know coffee to be.
The Pursuit of Great Coffee
Finding unique coffee takes our search all over the globe to bring you a quality cup from truly special small lot focused farms. We support farmers that dedicate their time to the intense care that is needed to grow and process coffee with intricately developed flavor profiles that end up in your cup at home.