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The Roasterie DC-3 Aircraft


Our DC-3 aircraft is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft that revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 40s. In fact, the DC-3 has been regarded as one of the most significant transport aircrafts ever made! But why was it so popular? Its versatility, rugged reliability and economy could not be matched by any other aircraft during its time. In fact, it has been said that “the only replacement for a DC-3 is another DC-3.”

The aircraft lifted above our factory was developed in the 1930s for TWA and was the first plane to actually haul passengers for profit. Plus, DC-3’s just like ours were often used to haul coffee beans around the globe. The 1930’s era airplane is visible from I-35 and other landmarks in downtown Kansas City.

What the DC-3 Means to Us
Apart from acting as our logo, the classic DC-3 aircraft means a lot to The Roasterie. Founder Danny O'Neill named the plane Betty in honor his mother. Betty stands for both the American spirit and the American dream. It symbolizes that we seek out the best coffee from anywhere in the world and that we will travel near and far to provide the best coffee for the best price. It also symbolizes Kansas City’s strong aviation history. We’re a local KC company and we intend to always promote Kansas City’s rich history and Midwest culture.