The Roasterie

The Roasterie story

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.

The Roasterie Cof-Fee-Que BBQ Sauce

Taste Description: A perfect mix of tart, sweet smokiness, with a distinct peppery spice and savory hints of dark chocolate and caramel that accentuate the flavor of coffee.

Coffee Ingredient: Super Tuscan Espresso

Story: What can be more Kansas City than BBQ? BBQ Sauce with locally roasted espresso, that has been air-roasted to house the following flavor profile:

  • Sweet
  • Buttery
  • Chocolate
  • Caramel

You will love this accent to our hometown BBQ Sauce recipe! Try as a sauce before grilling, topping for a salad, or pizza. This also makes a great dipping sauce! This will be a great addition to any pantry!

The Roasterie Super Tuscan Coffee Barbeque Rub Manufacturer’s Description:

This unique blend of The Roasterie’s Super Tuscan coffee with the bold barbeque flavors of Original Juan creates a mix of tart, sweet smokiness, with a distinct peppery spice and sweet hints of dark chocolate and caramel that accentuate the flavor of the coffee in this unique barbeque rub.