Everybody Loves Mean Bean

recently took a weekend getaway trip to Galena, IL, only about 3 hours west of the Chicago. If you’re looking for a little escape from city life, Galena’s got a lot to offer; cute B&Bs, plentiful dining options, wineries and breweries, historic buildings, an active live music scene, nature trails, river walks – and it’s only a 10 minute drive from the Mississippi River.
Let’s start with how I start almost every day – with coffee. We stopped into the Mean Bean to get a cup of joe for our morning stroll and we were pleasantly surprised variety of options. You can “create” your own coffee blend using their specialty flavored oils if you so choose, or purchase one of their many varieties already bagged up and ready to go… Read More

by Mark