Be on the look out over the next few weeks for the Slow Food blend coffee made by Kansas City’s own Roasterie.
A few members of the Slow Food board, myself included attended a cupping earlier this week to help create this unique blend. If you have never been to a cupping, it is really a neat experience. It is amazing the different notes and flavors you can pick up by tasting the fresh brewed coffee side by side and is similar to a wine tasting.
Our hosts for the Cupping included The Bean Baron himself Danny O'Neill, The Bean Hunter Paul Massard and Tyler Rovenstine, Roasterie Barista and Cafe Manager. Let me tell you, these guys know their stuff and helped us create the perfect blend.
Be sure to attend the upcoming Culinary Garage Sale Slow Food will be hosting September 17th, where you will be able to get a sample of this new blend. Also clean out those cupboards and donate your unwanted kitchenware.
Stop by The Roasterie for a free tour and learn all about the cupping, roasting and blending process. Free tours are Monday - Saturday at 10 a.m. (excluding holidays). Call (816) 931-4000 to make a reservation. The tours are about an hour long. Please plan to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin.
For larger groups, hour-long private tours are considered on a case-by-case basis. The best time to schedule private tours is Monday-Friday from noon to 3 p.m., but other times, including early mornings, will be considered when resources are available.
For more information on the Roasterie or to sign up for a tour visit: www.theroasterie.com.
For more information on Slow Food or the upcoming Culinary Garage Sale visit: www.slowfoodkc.org.
In Good Taste,