In 1978, Danny O'Neill picked his first batch of coffee beans while studying abroad in Costa Rica. Right then and there, he fell in love with the country, the people and the coffee - especially the coffee.
Fifteen years later, Danny founded The Roasterie in his basement in one of Kansas City's great neighborhoods, Brookside. Since then, the Roasterie has become one of the most renowned specialty coffee roasters in the nation.
Committed to finding the best coffees from around the world, The Roasterie buys its beans from small, specialty farmers for a fair price. Those beans are then roasted using a convection air-roasting method, instead of the more traditional drum-roasting method, to ensure superior consistency and a tastier, smoother cup of coffee.
Quality, freshness, education. That's what The Roasterie is about. Try any of our coffees and you'll be able to taste and smell the difference our commitment makes.
The Roasterie imports only 100 percent Arabica Specialty Grade coffees from more than 25 different producing countries.
Each coffee bean purchased by The Roasterie has been picked by hand.
The Roasterie is a strong advocate for Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, Organic, Smithsonian Bird Friendly certifications and more.
The Roasterie supplied freshly roasted specialty coffee to an estimated one million customers in 2007.
The Roasterie has received more No. 1 ratings on CoffeeReview.com than any other roaster in the nation.
Roasterie coffee can be found in fine restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores throughout the Kansas City area and in limited locations throughout the United States. Coffee is available for purchase at our website www.theroasterie.com for shipping throughout the United States. The Roasterie has two retail coffee shops, one in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City and one in Leawood, Kansas. Free factory tours are available at The Roasterie Plant at 1204 W. 27th Street Kansas City, MO 64108, Monday - Saturday at 10:00 a.m.