Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Blog Transfer forthcoming...

New post & blog here. Thanks blogspot, we have enjoyed our time with you. Thanks for taking the time to click and follow in the current format. See you on the other side, or something. Preferably, we will see you on the other side of our bar. Cheers!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Hi. Summer's here, in KCMO, & I reckon it has come in most other local geographic hollers. I have not forgotten the drifts of Kansas City's winter streets. So, this kind of feels good still. My tolerance of low-level baking may have something to do with the fact that this is the first summer in perhaps a decade, that I have chosen to wear shorts.

Stuff going on here soon is thus: Westport Farmer's Market this Weds. We are going to serve some cold press coffee, as well as some whole-bean bags. Ric Rac Roundup is coming up in less than 2 weeks. More of the same hotness & refreshing iced coffeeness.

In addition, if you make it out to the Ric Rac, and are looking for something to experience in the evening, I have to urge you to check out Jeremy Collins' film, The Wolf & the Medallion, showing @ the Nelson. Check the trailer out and/or order tickets here

There's more to be said later. The shop is open, and it's been great to meet many of you fine folks who are seeking an over the cup coffee experience. Signs are going up soon, we have some form of signs installing themselves tomorrow. Expand on the basis of your success... cheers.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Strapped in

Happy Monday to you. We had a good one on this end. Brother Mike helped out around the shop today, and cranked out some coffee. He even did dishes after cursing at me & gesticulating with various hand & finger positions. Thanks Mike.

This week we will be featuring three coffees, one from Sulawesi, one from Huila, Colombia & one from Sumatra. Funky & pungent sweetness for two of them, clean and crisp on the other. They will be available in 12oz bags for home ingestion, or available by the cup in a variety of means @ the shop on Main St. We'll be there from 7-1.

What else? We are making plans, and getting ready for products to carry in house. It will be a leisurely process, but we know you will like it. Maybe we will get a sign on the building soon too. Naw, that's crazy talk...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Things are coming together

So, we have some high-dollar signage happening, that is sure to catch the eye of... passing lumberjacks. You know they cannot resist a good looking stump.

We are having a good time having the doors open on Main St. We enjoy being able to craft the means to communicate what we do & why we do it as we craft cups of coffee for you. Images should reflect that notion.

We are going to be pouring some coffee next week, Wednesday the 29th @ Fidel's Cigar Shop on Pennsylvania in Westport. 5-10, there will be music, food, live-cigar rolling, & other shenanigans(I do not use that word lightly). The link is here. Should be interesting...

Also happening soon, is our participation in the Westport Farmer's Market on Wednesdays. We will be serving some toddy, and whole-bean coffee.

If we don't see you at the events above, knock on the glass, or walk right in to the doorway of 3934 Main St. We are open Tuesday thru Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for your coffee pleasure.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Impending Ric Rac Roundup

It's that time of year again... July 23rd is bring the Ric Rac Roundup into being once again. It's a day of freaky folks hanging out, with whom we resonate so well. We love getting to be part of it, and love what Betsy & Emily bring to the neighborhood. Come & check out some stuff your soul may require:examples of folks displaying the fruit of the things that make them tick.

We hope to see you there. we will be peddling toddy, whole-bean coffee & some other bits & bobs.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Wow, it's been a busy little while. Where to begin? Dunno.

Well, we are officially open, for starters!! I hear applause somewhere in my skull. The many voices convene to celebrate coffee in my cranium.

The former semi-delusional comment leads me to our current celebration(& reason for semi-delusional language). 3 days after the shop opens, my wife gave birth to a young man named, Oscar! All are well. She is amazing. We are a bit sleep-deprived, she more than I of course. But, we(the other three in our house) are joyful, and excited to show him around the country.

Back to the shop; it's bare-bones, kept simple. One can find whole-bean coffee for sale there, clad with in-house letterpressed packaging. One can find a man behind a counter, excited to pour you a cup of coffee - 12 oz cups to go. We are brewing with chemex & pourover cone methods currently. One will find this @ 3934 Main St. KCMO. Parking is Midtown style street side, or behind the building off Westport Rd. Bikes welcome. Bike rack coming soon. For now, wheel it in, or hitch it to the sturdy light post in front of the shop. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Many changes and augmentations are coming, but for now, we are very happy to be gritty people, peddling delicious coffees out of a tall and gritty space. We would not have it any other way. Maybe we would have a sign that says what we are, but, meh - all things in time...