Global Experience: The Roasterie Coffee World Tour
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Global Experience: The Roasterie Coffee World Tour

On Thursday, May 3, we will venture where no IRC event has ventured before: from the forests of Brazil to the fields of Ethiopia, join as we learn about the international nature of Kansas City’s favorite drink. Through an exclusive tour of The Roasterie offered to IRC participants, we will learn about the global context of the coffee industry, including its political economy, distribution, & supply chain. Bring your questions and a willingness to sample some of the best coffee around. Tickets $5

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
4:45-6 p.m.
Where: The Roasterie
1204 W. 27th Street
Kansas City, Missouri  64108
United States
Contact: April Diaz

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About the Global Experience Series
Global Experience programs give participants of all ages, interests, and backgrounds the chance to explore how international Kansas City is while answering two key questions – What's your global story? Do you get the chance to share it? Often free or low-cost, Global Experience events range from visits to internationally themed restaurants and other outings to film screenings and discussions on timely global issues. As interesting as the topics and venues are, the best part of Global Experience programs are the hosts and participants who share their diverse knowledge and insights. Won't you join us for this introduction to IRC programming and Kansas City's vibrant international community?

About the Roasterie
On November 22, 1978, Danny O’Neill picked his first batch of coffee beans in the mountainous coffee-growing region around the Poás volcano 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, when Danny founded The Roasterie in his basement in one of Kansas City's great neighborhoods, Brookside, it just made sense that he would partner directly with farmers and pay above-market values to get the best of the best coffee beans.

Today, direct trade makes more sense than ever. The Roasterie still believes in partnering with farmers at origin, in mutually beneficial direct trade relationships — removing the middleman from the equation. By doing this, our farmers get much higher prices for their coffees than they would with other trade systems.

One of the most renowned specialty coffee roasters in the nation, The Roasterie stands apart from other specialty and direct trade coffee companies. Nobody else does it like we do. We are committed to finding the best green coffee beans from around the world, 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 story is about. Try any of our coffees and you'll be able to taste and smell the difference our commitment makes.

Parking Directions
Ample parking is available in the lot at the Roasterie.