The weekend before last, Hannah and I attended the 2nd annual Caffeine Crawl, a two-day guided tour of some of Kansas City’s best independent coffee shops and roasters. I blogged yesterday about day 1 of the Crawl (click here to read that post), and today I’ll cover day 2.
…where we learned to roast coffee beans using household objects like a popcorn popper and vacuum cleaner. Pretty awesome!
Next we went to The Roasterie, one of KC’s best known coffee vendors.
It was really neat to tour the factory.
I took the opportunity to pose as a coffee bean…
…before enjoying the samples.
Next up was The Filling Station, KC’s only “coffee garage.”
They did something a little different: they gave us samples of coffee whiskey!
Coffee-chocolate cupcakes, too. Mmm.
Matt was hungry for lunch by this time, so he picked up a veggie burger and a sweet potato-pineapple-lime juice.
Next up was one of my very favorite KC institutions: Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse! I love that a 100%-vegan shop got to be featured on the Crawl.
And they went all out. They offered coffees and toddies featuring soy, coconut, and cashew milk…
…and the greatest buffet of free vegan treats I’ve ever seen!
Oh. MAN. In addition to our coffees, we snagged a mini mocha cupcake, a mini lemon-coconut bundt cake, a peanut butter rice krispie treat…
…a cheddar-sausage scone, and a chocolate chip cookie. Yes, all vegan. SO YUM! I heart Mud Pie!
Next we visited Quay Coffee (pronouned “Key”) in the River Market area.
Again with the baristas and beards…what the?
We went all the way out to Overland Park to hit Revocup Coffee Roasters and learn about Ethiopian coffees.
We finished at Lattéland Espresso & Tea…
…with espresso and mini fig newtons.
So there you have it! Two days, 14 coffee shops, and a whole lotta caffeine. I already can’t wait for next year’s Crawl!