Here’s your chance to win a piece of Milwaukee history. Colectivo Coffee is auctioning off its collection of weathered, vintage, and delightful Alterra Coffee signs for charity this season. Alterra Coffee Roasters renamed their Milwaukee-based chain of cafes back in August. There are ten signs up for grabs – fetching at time of printing $200-$600 with six days left in the auction.


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This auction provides fans of the local 20-years-running coffee roaster the opportunity to own a piece of history for the benefit of one of Milwaukee’s largest food banks. All of the signs were designed by Alterra/Colectivo’s small team of artists and craftspeople, many of whom fabricated the pieces by hand.
“We thought this was a fun way to celebrate our history with Milwaukee and help give back to a worthy cause within our community – especially this time of year,” said Scott Schwebel, director of marketing at Colectivo.

The sale will be hosted via the OnMilwaukee’s Shop Local Marketplace, powered by Okanjo, a social e-commerce company. Shoppers will be able to buy and browse two ways: fixed bid and live auction. Multiple signs and letters, that once hung from the walls of Alterra cafes are being sold at prices ranging from $99-$500. Four of the most recognizable pieces – from the Lakefront, U.S. Bank, Prospect Ave. and the Humboldt Blvd. Roasting facility – will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.


The collection of signs is said to be very large and extremely heavy. A perfect gift for the sign-collecting caffeine freak in your life!


Bid now over at On Milwaukee. Local pick-up only.

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