Update: All tours, cuppings and classes have currently been canceled until further notice.
For many, coffee is a magical drink needed for each day. The Roasterie, a local specialty roaster, offers some ways to learn more about the farming, roasting and blending process of this magical drink.
Tours are offered daily at the Factory Café location at 1204 W 27th St, Kansas City, MO. Cost is $5 per person and kids 12 and under are FREE. Tours last about 45 minutes and take you through the company’s history, a behind-the-scenes look in the factory and a manual coffee brewing demonstration. FREE coffee samples are provided at the end.
All ages are allowed, and tours are wheelchair and stroller friendly. Plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes in advance of your start time. Walk-ins are welcome, but advance registration and payment are recommended.
Don’t miss the merchandise. You’ll find a fun selection of mugs, t-shirts, posters, coffees and brewing gear.
- Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Sample several different coffees and ask questions during one of FREE public cuppings (that’s fancy talk for coffee tastings). These tastings are offered from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Factory Café and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Roasterie Café in the Lenexa Public Market (8750 Penrose Lane, Lenexa, KS).
Space is limited so RSVP for your preferred tasting here.
The Roasterie also offers classes like the in-depth training done for its baristas. They cost $30-$60 so I haven’t listed them here, but you can ask about them during one of the tours or cuppings.