The Roasterie Café: Kansas City, MO

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Easygoing
midwesterners can get serious about their java. The Roasterie, a sunny gas
station–turned–coffee shop in the Brookside neighborhood, air-roasts its coffee
beans rather than drum-roasting them. A stream of heated air is blown around
the beans, toasting them evenly and whisking away the chaff, or skin, of the
bean. The resulting small-batch coffee tastes pleasantly acidic and, well,
coffee-ish. Pay the slight up-charge to get a cup brewed by the shop’s
Clover machine (obtained before Starbucks bought the manufacturer and stopped
selling them), and you’ll taste why Goliath wanted to take away David’s
powerful slingshot.

Local Knowledge: Pick up some Roasterie Coffee Barbeque Sauce, two
serious Kansas City passions united in one bottle. —Ann Shields

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The Roasterie Café: Kansas City, MO

Easygoing
midwesterners can get serious about their java. The Roasterie, a sunny gas
station–turned–coffee shop in the Brookside neighborhood, air-roasts its coffee
beans rather than drum-roasting them. A stream of heated air is blown around
the beans, toasting them evenly and whisking away the chaff, or skin, of the
bean. The resulting small-batch coffee tastes pleasantly acidic and, well,
coffee-ish. Pay the slight up-charge to get a cup brewed by the shop’s
Clover machine (obtained before Starbucks bought the manufacturer and stopped
selling them), and you’ll taste why Goliath wanted to take away David’s
powerful slingshot.

Local Knowledge: Pick up some Roasterie Coffee Barbeque Sauce, two
serious Kansas City passions united in one bottle. —Ann Shields

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