The weekend before last, Hannah and I attended the 2nd annual Caffeine Crawl, a two-day guided tour extravaganza of some of Kansas City’s independent coffee shops. Now, we’re no Seattle or Portland, but coffee is BIG here, and indie roasters, shops, and coffee companies abound.
Day 1 of the Crawl began at Parisi Artisan Coffee.
At Parisi and each of the other stops, we witnessed a short presentation and got to try a selection of coffees (just a couple ounces per cup!).
We were split into group of 25 and traveled by school bus all day long.
Crossroads Coffeehouse was the first stop.
At Benetti’s Coffee Experience in Raytown, we learned how to make coffee over a campfire, a skill I fully expect to never use. 😉
I tried my best to stay out of the sun. My skin can’t handle it!
One More Cup in Waldo offered vegan cookies with their coffee samples!
Broadway Roasting Company went all out, with local food samples, toddies, coffee ice cream, and coffee beer.
Day 1 of the Crawl ended at Annedore’s Fine Chocolates.
We wrapped it up on a great note, with delightful truffles…
…and chocolate-covered popcorn!
Coming up tomorrow: day 2 of the Caffeine Crawl!
UPDATE: Read Hannah’s post about day 1 of the Crawl here.