Chicago Coffee Roaster Celebrates Chronikkah

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A New Way to Celebrate Hannukah in Chicago – Dark Matter Coffee’s Chronikkah

Many of us know the story of Hanukkah, the festival of lights – a story of how a small group of Jews fought against all odds to overcome a brutal regime that aimed to end the Jewish people. And while that is great- we all know it would have been easier for the Maccabees to fight if they were fueled by caffeine.

In Chicago, that is dream is a reality with local coffee roaster Dark Matter’s Hannukah coffee, Chronikkah.

You might know Dark Matter Coffee from their epic locations in Lakeview or downtown dishing out piping hot coffee and treats. This holiday season they have blessed us with their *special* coffee, a true miracle!

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“This Chronikkah*, we celebrate by bringing you a blend of herbaceous, danklicious Central American coffees that pair exceptionally well with your midnight sufganiyot**. A portion of the blend has been aged in bourbon barrels so pour it, pass it, and L’Chaim*** your way through the Farbrengen****”

* The Festival of Lighting Up

** Hebrew, meaning Jelly Donuts – A traditional deep fried holiday delight

*** Hebrew, meaning To Life! – Cheers said before drinking

****Yiddish, meaning a joyous gathering – Songs are sung and whiskey is consumed

It turns out we have our own Judah Maccabee in Chicago – DMC’s Dir of Operations, Shira Ballon

They even blessed us with a new Hanukkah song – sing it to the tune of “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel”

“I had a dank Menorah I made it out of J’s 
By twisting up some phatties, 
My buds all came to play
It’s Chronikkah, It’s Chronikkah
The festival of Light 
Let’s pool our Gelt together, 
n’ get meshuggenah tonight 
The light was truly holy 
In the candles’ glowing burn 
I thought for sure we’d cashed ’em 
But it kept coming up my turn 
It’s Chronikkah It’s Chronikkah
How miraculous is our fate
What should have lasted one puff 
Has persisted into eight”

You can buy Chronikkah online direct from Dark Matter – Chronikkah (Holidank Blend)

Find Hanukkah events in Chicago on ChiTribe’s Event Calendar