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Behind the scenes: tour The Roasterie

Put barbeque, jazz and The Roasterie tour on your must-do list when you’re in Kansas City!

We go to great lengths to bring you the best coffee in the world. And nobody does it like we do. Come by for a tour and learn all about our cupping, roasting and blending processes. You'll learn about the history of the company, get a behind the scenes look at the factory and experience a manual coffee brewing demonstration along with a Q&A. Tours are wheelchair and stroller friendly. Guests of all ages are permitted on the tours, but when we're roasting the factory can be quite loud. It's important to stay in a group with your tour guide due to the extreme temperatures of the roasters. 

Please pay and register here before arriving for the tour, though walk-ins are accepted based on availability. Registering will help keep tours small enough so that everyone can sample coffee at the end. 

Factory Tours:

Monday - Friday:  10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Saturday:  8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Sunday:  10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
*The cafe will be closed and tours will be unavailable on Easter and Christmas.

The tours are about 45 minutes long. Please plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin.
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Tour Experiences:  

  • Seed to Cup
    • When: 1st Saturday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
    • How Much: $30
    • What to Expect: A 90 minute in depth discussion that will take you from cultivation, life cycle, quality pass, processing, export, roasting, & brewing. One of our Roasterie ambassadors will guide your experience so that you will have a better understanding of all of the hard work that goes in to making your cup of coffee the best that it can be! We'll conclude by cupping coffee and discussing the different flavor profiles.
  • Roasters
    • When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
    • How Much: $45
    • What to Expect: This Roasters Experience is a 60 minute in depth roasting experience on our state of the art Loring roaster. A Roasterie Ambassador will discuss the roast spectrum, what to expect at each stage throughout the roasting process, the roast curve graphic and what to expect from the different roast levels. This experience concludes with you creating your very own blend of coffee beans!
  • Barista
    • When: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
    • How Much: $60
    • What to Expect: One of our Roasterie Baristas will lead you through the fine art of the Barista. This small class will cover drink building, machine basics, espresso, & milk texture. This class is designed to be small to give all participants adequate time to practice the craft of the barista. Attendees will receive a complimentary barista apron.
  • Pour Over Methods
    • When: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
    • How Much: $50
    • What to Expect: A Roasterie Barista will lead this experience in the fine art of the manual brew method. In this class we will discuss the importance of water quality & water temperature, grind size, brew ratio, and brew time as they relate to each method. This is the experience for the most avid coffee drinker! We'll brew and drink coffee from the following manual brew methods: V60, Aeropress, French Press, Chemex. Included in the experience is a $20 credit to our retail store. (Credit must be redeemed on the day of the class)
  • Latte Art 
    • When: 3rd Saturday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
    • How Much: $60
    • What to Expect: This is level 2 class available to those who have completed the Barista experience. A Roasterie Barista will lead you through an hour long class dedicated to the art of the milk. They will teach you milk texture, the vortex, and pour technique. In the class we'll pour a rosetta, tulip, heart, and monks head. Each participant will take home their own steaming pitcher.


Public Cuppings:

Public Cuppings (coffee tastings) are free to the public and typically held on the first and third Thursday of the month. Come to our Plant Cafe from 5 pm to 6 pm and sample a myriad of coffees from all over the world! Our staff will guide you through the samples and answer any questions. Please RSVP here to attend (maximum of 8 people per cupping) and learn more about coffee, brewing and The Roasterie! 

 

Private Tours:

For larger groups or 15 or more, hour-long private tours may be available. The best time to schedule private tours is Monday-Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., but other times, including early mornings, will be considered when resources are available.  We ask for no less than 2 weeks and no more than 90 days notice for all private tour requests.

Click here for a private tour request form.


Safety Guidelines for Tours:

  • Hairnets/beard nets must be worn if in production 
  • Stay within yellow lines/tour path
  • Avoid touching machinery
  • Listen to directions from the tour guide at all times
  • Don’t consume raw coffee
  • No food or drink on the production floor
  • Children must not be left unattended


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