Mugs up, Kansas City. It’s KC Coffee & Tea Week — a week-long celebration of liquid deliciousness that runs through Friday. The world, just like you, is waking up to Kansas City’s coffee scene, with Travel + Leisure just naming Kansas City 7th in its ranking of ‘America’s Best Coffee Cities.‘
We scoured the listings for KC Coffee & Tea Week (organized by The Lab — the same folks that throw the Caffeine Crawl every year) and put together a quick guide on how to fill your cup over the next few days.
For those who want a little something different: Little Freshie (811 W 17th Street) now has Belgian waffles (part of our five can’t-miss waffles) and ginger cider, Parisi Coffee has a pumpkin caramel latte (made with house caramel sauce), and Kaldi’s has Firepot Chai (a sweet and spicy Chai blend out of Nashville, Tennessee).
For those saving up for playoff tickets: Second Best Coffee (328 W 85th Street) has free public cuppings at 3 p.m. through Friday. It marks the launch of their own roasting program. Thou Mayest (419 E 18th Street) will also be holding a free public cupping from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. The Roasterie (6223 Brookside Boulevard) is celebrating its 9th anniversary in Brookside with 2005 prices on drip coffee through Friday and a giveaway (if you find the #9 on the bottom of your 16 or 20 ounce drink, the next one is free).
For those who need a gift: Thou Mayest is offering 20 percent off all bagged coffee and t-shirts through Friday. Parisi Artisan Coffee (Union Station, Park Place in Leawood) is offering the same discount on bagged whole bean coffee and brew gear. One More Cup (7408 Wornall Road) is taking $1.50 off their Hugo Tea tins Friday [Hugo Tea just recently collaborated with the Shatto Milk Company on Chai Milk].[Image via KC Coffee & Tea Week]