What We Do
Wilson’s Coffee & Tea is Racine’s best source for great tasting coffee. We select exceptional coffees from all over the world and roast each on site to bring out its optimal flavor. Our coffees are available by the pound or by the cup.
A full espresso bar offers delicious cappuccinos, caffé lattés, and caffé mochas, blended drinks, and more along with fresh, made from scratch bakery.
Wilson’s also carries a large selection of premium teas and tisanes, an original chai concentrate prepared and bottled on site, fine chocolates, mugs, and tea and coffee accessories.
Happy “Brew” Year!
For the past 22 years, Wilson’s Coffee & Tea has started the new year with a charity fundraiser. This year, thanks to the generosity of our customers, we were able to raise over $900 for the Racine County Food Bank.
New Server, New Web Site
If you can see this, it means that we have successfully transitioned our web site to a new server in a different data center. This change gives us more control over what happens on the server and will allow us to add new features to this site in the future that would have been difficult with our previous hosting provider.
This change also affects our email accounts and while we hope this transition is as seamless as possible, please give us a day or two to sort things out in case we broke anything.
Recently the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), which Wilson’s Coffee & Tea has long been a member of, and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) became a single global trade association known as the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Both SCAA and SCAE had professional development education programs which now need to be merged into a single unified curriculum.
January 30–February 2, Neal Wilson will be in Vernon Hills, IL helping with the work needed to transition the green coffee and coffee buyer tracks to the new SCA Green Coffee curriculum and introduce a higher level of training for American coffee companies.
On those dates, Cherish will be doing all of our coffee roasting. She has been handling some of our production roasting lately and we have full confidence in her ability to run roasting operations as usual on those dates.
Coffee: Our sourcing and roasting philosophy
Every coffee comes from somewhere. The place where the coffee is grown has a tremendous influence on how it tastes. Soil, temperature, and rainfall have quite a bit to do with how a coffee will ultimately taste. Variety selection, farming techniques, and the care taken in harvesting and processing also play a role. We try to find a variety of unique coffees, all different, but all delicious.
For each lot of coffee we buy, we evaluate several different roasts and try to find ways of roasting that coffee which bring out the best characteristics of that coffee. The result of this coffee first approach is that there is a great diversity of roasting styles among the coffees we offer.