Don Mariano Perez started growing coffee with his wife, Eluvia Esperanza Perez, in 1940. Esperanza coffee comes straight from San Juan and El Libano’s farms in Acatenango, Guatemala. Don Mariano Perez instilled quality standards used by the farm today to ensure proper growing and harvesting techniques, with the ultimate goal “to bring you a quality cup of coffee.”
As you may have guessed, Esperanza Coffee is named after Eluvia Esperanza Perez. The mission of Esperanza Coffee is “to connect people through coffee.” All Esperanza beans are roasted locally thanks to partnerships with Midwest roasters. Esperanza works alongside Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co., established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In 2019, Abrazo (meaning “embrace”) Coffee Shop opened in Downtown Racine to offer “a welcoming place for friends and family to come together.” More important than quality drinks, they want to create a space “for everyone to belong and feel refreshed and encouraged.”
Coffee shops are unique places where “special things happen.” Stop in and sip on Milwaukee’s Stone Creek Coffee or Rishi Tea and make connections, bring ideas to life, find friendship and share encouragement. Abrazo Coffee Shop was established “to provide these experiences to Racine.” Learn more about Abrazo’s drinks and event opportunities online.
Bill Rosenberg opened the first Dunkin’ in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1950. The standalone shop turned into a franchise just five years later. Today, Dunkin’ is the United States’ “favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee, espresso, breakfast sandwiches, and donuts.”
As the world’s top baked goods and coffee chain, Dunkin’ serves over 3 million customers every day! With more than 50 types of donuts and tons of exceptional beverages, there is always something to soothe your appetite. Get your Dunkin Card today and earn exclusive specials with Dunkin Perks!
Wilson’s Coffee & Tea “is Racine’s best source for great tasting coffee.” Wilson’s picks premium coffees, teas, and tisanes from across the globe. All are roasted or bottled on-site to create their finest flavor. You can purchase Wilson’s coffees and teas by the pound or cup.
Experience their full espresso bar for yourself and see how they craft “delicious cappuccinos, caffé lattés, and caffé mochas, blended drinks, and more along with fresh, made from scratch bakery.” Additionally, Wilson’s stocks an original chai concentrate prepared and bottled on-site along with “fine chocolates, mugs, and tea and coffee accessories.” Learn more about Wilson’s sourcing and roasting philosophy and what it takes to make a competition roast!
Lori Lester, a lifetime resident of Waukesha, Wisconsin, founded Divino Gelato in 2003. Lester opened several locations over the years, such as Racine’s Main Street location in 2012 and Brookfield Square Mall’s location in 2013. Today, the family-owned and operated business, along with Lester’s 40+ employees, creates and serves more than “220 delightful flavors of the finest, freshest, authentic, artisan Gelato and Sorbetto” daily. Let the NY Times and USA Today-recognized Divino Gelato teach you what gelato is and ask about their event and career opportunities!