America's Best Coffee Cities 2013
No. 16 Kansas City, MO
These midwesterners scored highly for being enthusiastic sports fans, but they also have plenty of legit coffee snobs: Parisi Artisan Coffee is home to a recent World Champion Barista, while roaster and coffee bar Oddly Correct doesn’t even offer cream or sugar with its coffees, to preserve the nuances of flavor. At The Roasterie, you can take a free factory tour to see how it air-roasts its beans—perhaps one reason Kansas City won the survey for affordability.