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Elixir Espresso Bar

Name: Elixir Espresso Bar Location: 427 C Street #101, San Diego, CA Roaster: Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company Rating: 3-

From Kansas City, we head to sunny San Diego, where I previously reported on coffee from Caffe Calabria.  Elixir is a Calabria wholesale account, conveniently located downtown in a building lobby kiosk with [...]

The Filling Station

Name: Filling Station Coffee Garage Location: 2980 McGee Trafficway, Kansas City, MO Roasters: Broadway Roasting Company and Oddly Correct Coffee Roasters Rating: 3+

A cafe title that plays on words like The Filling Station flirts with disaster by leading customers to assume the owners are opting for a clever twist on the necessity of [...]

On and Off Broadway

Name: Broadway Cafe and Broadway Roasting Company Location: 4106 Broadway and 4012 Washington Street, Kansas City, MO Roasters: Broadway Roasting Company Rating: 3+

While coffee hasn’t quite achieved the feuded-over status of say, barbecue, when it comes to Kansas City cuisine, denizens of this city do have at least two decent sized [...]

Down at the Crossroads

Name: Crossroads Coffeehouse Location: 310 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, MO Roasters: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea Rating: 3+

I was happy, but a little surprised, to find an Intelligentsia wholesale client in Kansas City.  Then again, maybe I shouldn’t have been given that Take Five reached out to Zoka in Washington state.  Certainly, getting your [...]

In the Land of Lattes, the Espresso isn’t Bad

Name: Latteland (CC Plaza/47th and Zona Rosa) Location: 318 West 47th Street, Kansas City, MO and 7251 NW 86th Place, Kansas City, MO Roaster: Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Company Rating: 3/3-

Latteland is a local Kansas City Coffee chain without the trappings of your usual chain coffee.  At least, that’s my quick assessment based [...]

Reputable Roasters in Out of the Way Places

Name: Take Five Coffee Bar Location: 5336 West 151st Street, Leawood, KS Roasters: Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Company Rating: 3

Take Five Coffee Bar seems to fit into a familiar mold when thinking about Kansas City coffee. Like Black Dog Coffeehouse, it’s a decent café, but far away from Kansas City proper. [...]

Finding PTs in KC

Name: Black Dog Coffeehouse Location: 12815 West 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa, KS Roasters: PT’s Coffee Roasting Company Rating: 3

Despite several recent trips to Kansas City, I have yet to manage a pilgrimage to Topeka to visit the highly reputable P.T.’s Coffee Roasting facilities and café. The trip to Topeka from Kansas City [...]

Movin’ On Up

UPDATE (10/19/10): Luna Espresso is now closed.

Name: Luna Espresso Location: 1593 1st Avenue, New York, NY Roasters: Caffe Pronto Rating: 3+

My most recent trip to New York, a few months ago now, was a short one, and didn’t leave a lot of time for coffee exploration. Despite being left red-eyed from [...]