AgriMissouri member “The Roasterie” is another one of those "overnight" success stories, about 35 years in the making. Their story began in 1978 when Danny O’Neill picked his first batch of coffee beans while studying abroad in Costa Rica. About fifteen years later “The Roasterie” was founded in his basement.
Today the company partners with farmers in 31 different countries and participates in direct trade relationships that benefit the growers by offering higher prices for their hand-picked beans.
And their roasting methods are just as exceptional as their business practices. The Roasterie takes beans purchased at a fair price and roasts them using a convection air-roasting method. This process ensures product consistency and smoother coffee.
All this careful attention to detail has resulted in accolades for nine of their coffees on CoffeReview.com. Additionally The Roasterie Cafés were voted “City’s Best Coffehouse” in Kansas City, Mo., for five years in a row. Try a cup at 6223 Brookside Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., or order online at www.theroasterie.com.