The caffeinated competition has been extremely close, but Red Bud’s coffee shop on Tuesday morning secured a final four spot in this year’s Discover Downstate Illinois coffee shop bracket challenge.
This month, the tourism bureau set up a bracket featuring 26 southern Illinois coffee shops. People can vote for their favorite coffee shop as it appears in the matchups by clicking on the photo in Discover Downstate Illinois’ Facebook post that represents the coffee shop they wish to vote for and then liking or reacting to that photo. Comments on the photo do not count as votes.
For more on the competition, please see this week’s print edition.