8 April

What is Perka?

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If you’ve been around The Blend in the last year or two, you’ve probably seen or heard something about Perka. For those of you who don’t know, Perka is our electronic rewards program. When The Blend opened its doors in the fall of 2007, we knew we wanted a system in place to reward our […]


  • “Looking for some of the best coffee and espresso in the country (on par with or ahead of Intelligentsia)? Then grab something to drink and some fresh roasted beans from The Blend! Hands down our favorite!”

    - Brian M.
  • “Sumatra is a great blend. Rich and aromatic, but not overpowering”

    - Matt M.
  • “The Blend is truly the cream of the crop of coffee shops in Central Illinois. Do yourself a favor and check it out. Your taste buds will thank you.”

    - Andrew A.
  • “Best coffee in Central Illinois, maybe the world!”

    - Beth C.
  • “One of the things I miss the most about living in Washington is The Blend. Excellent coffee, expertly roasted, at a very reasonable price.”

    - Adam P.


Our raw coffee beans represent the world’s best. We purchase the top 1% of specialty Arabica, green coffee beans available and small batch, or artisan roast our coffee twice weekly. Small batch roasting isn’t the most efficient method, but it guarantees you, the coffee lover, the freshest, best tasting coffee available. We roast per order, providing our customers with the freshest coffee possible. Our Roastmaster has carefully developed a variety of unique blends, single origins, and flavor profiles.