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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 […]

The Fourth Year’s a Charm

There is a time each year when one stops to pause and reflect on beginnings, major milestones, transitions and one’s inevitable plodding forward into the future.  Another year older, another year with fewer brain cells my grandfather used to say.  At least I think that’s what he said.  It seems I can no longer […]

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 […]

Coffee in Kentuckiana

Name: Sunergos Coffee Location: 2122 South Preston Street, Louisville, KY Roasters: Sunergos Coffee Rating: 3+

I didn’t have a lot of hope for finding good coffee when I visited Louisville a few weeks back. I was there for a wedding and something of a family reunion so my coffee shop sleuthing hours were […]

Looking for D.C. Area Coffee?

Having visited only two cafes in the greater Washington, D.C. area, I’m hardly in a place to dispense with anything but hasty generalizations about the D.C. coffee scene. If I did have to dabble in such fallacies, however, I’d comment on the fact that coffee in D.C., like much of the rest of the country, […]