Ipsento was founded in 2006 with the idea that all people are on a journey of self-discovery. The word is a Latin portmanteau created by the founders, ipse + sentio (“self” + “to discover”).
When it comes to coffee, this translates to showcasing the farm-to-table journey: they seek to honor all the craftspeople involved in bringing customers a unique and delectable cup. Ipsento does this by sourcing directly and roasting to excellence on their custom Deidrich roasters. Their two stores and roasting lab are located in Bucktown, on the northwest side of Chicago, where they have met many nice dogs.