This list of cheap eats is a resource of strictly walkable locations in Kansas City’s downtown with genuinely affordable menus. Each recommendation is located in the downtown neighborhoods within a 1 mile radius of the conference center where the USCC Qualifying Event is happening, and an additional short list featuring the neighborhoods where the main coffee community events are being hosted.
While stars help give a quick snap shot of overall quality, what does it really mean in the grand scheme of tastes? In this summary piece, we’ve boiled each rating level down to its essence for you.
A closer look at the cost of pod brewing.
The Bonavita 1900TS is not only the official brewer used in our ratings process. It’s a home unit that makes tasty coffee easy as pie! Here’s how we brew it…
In Q&A #3 we take a much closer look at how to get the most out of your coffee’s tastiness over the course of time. Learn a few new quick and easy tricks to help your quest for better coffee.
My father has been a woodworker for longer than I’ve been alive. His first wood shop was in the back garage of our house – there was a little wood pellet stove, saws, and tools galore all crammed into this two-car garage. When I was still really young he moved out of the garage and into his first proper shop across town.
My dad has always been an aspiring coffee nerd. When I was young he would always be trying different coffees and brands. Back then the terms were more like “Kenya AA” or Peruvian when you were getting into the good stuff but nevertheless I remember him analyzing each cup.
Father’s Day is next Sunday the 21st and that means it’s time to talk a bit more about the dads in our lives. We’ll be celebrating all week long with some tributes and, of course, a social media challenge! So here’s our question: That’s right- “Who is your daddy and what does he do?” Thanks […]
For the second part of our iced coffee feature we are looking at the ‘Ready to Drink’ category (If you missed Part I check it out here). In searching out options we immediately realized that there is a huge range, even within simply bottled coffee drinks at a store.
In the first episode of our iced coffee saga, we took a little closer look at what’s available when you’re on the go. That’s right, we checked out the National (and sometimes international) brands of ‘fast food’ coffee. Whether you’re out and about, stuck in the airport or just plain old road tripping, it’s handy to have a handle on what’s what in the realm of name brand coffee.
We at Roast Ratings decided that it was high time that we take a little closer look at this growing trend. We devised different experiences that would aid us in this quest to better understand our options when it comes to iced coffee and to answer the basic questions- what’s worth the time? And, of course, what’s worth the money?
“This is how the Nelson family spends every #MothersDay. It’s @family_tree_nursery’s busiest day of the year so I caught up with my mother and her morning cup of @thou_mayest out in her natural element…”
Despite all of the efforts to get my mother a better brew (my father doesn’t have coffee as often), she still sticks by her tried and true method of measuring the quality of what is in her cup.
I call it the “Chocolate Test”
Mom’s coffee-life began watching her parents start every day with a cup of coffee. She recalls fondly how she would come down from her bedroom after her father was well into his day, always finding a trail of brown coffee droplets in the hallway leading to his office. Not much of a coffee drinker herself, her time would come later, in her early twenties out of necessity.
Oh the mid 90’s. Yes, the years of My So Called Life, crazy bubble gum packaging and Boyz II Men. Who didn’t slow dance to “End of the Road” or have a serious case of unrequited love for Jordan Catalano? I can only speak for myself I suppose…
If you are like me, you have probably at least heard the term “bulletproof coffee” in passing. I knew it was something mysterious that people were talking about, especially in paleo and low carb diet circles.
My appreciation of coffee for most of my life was purely caffeine based, a beverage of necessity. There was a certain logic to loading as much coffee as would fit in the filter to get that nice, dark, gritty, muddy cup of joe. But when I met my girlfriend, I quickly realized a deep shame for my glaringly staunch ignorance.
Growing up I don’t really remember coffee with nostalgia as others seem to. It wasn’t really on my radar.
My grandparents drank it- a weak brew of Maxwell House.
On a bright and lovely Tuesday morning I decided to go get some tasty donuts for “breakfast” at the Licata house. A plan was made to visit the local shop in my neighborhood and get fabulous Fluffy Fresh Donuts before they sold out at about 8am.
You might ask why we reference our mothers on this blog, and truly we never thought we would be doing so when we created this company. However a funny thing happens when you start a new business; certain details take on a life of their own.