If you’re a coffee lover, wrapping your hands around a steaming hot mug filled with your favorite roast is one of life’s little pleasures. With a variety of fresh, flavorful beans, Missouri coffee roasters are the perfect place to indulge on your next coffee stop.
You can find locally roasted coffee in every corner of the state. Each roaster is a little different than the next, offering not only an array of coffee drinks but some neighborhood flavor as well. From small, cozy shops to sleek modern spaces, dozens of roasters bring some of the world’s finest coffee beans to the Show-Me State.
Kaldi’s Coffee has been roasting beans and brewing coffee in St. Louis and beyond since 1994. Today, the company operates a dozen cafes in the St. Louis area, as well as one in Columbia. In addition to coffee, tea and fruit smoothies, the cafes serve house-made pastries, sandwiches, wraps, salads and quiche.
It’s easy to spot The Roasterie Coffee Company‘s Factory Cafe in Kansas City – just look for the building with the airplane on top. Owner Danny O’Neill picked his first batch of coffee beans while studying abroad in Costa Rica. Fifteen years later, he founded his direct trade coffee company, air roasting the beans in his basement. He now has a roasting facility and seven cafes throughout the area that offer a variety of coffees, tea, bagels, sandwiches, wraps, pastries and other sweet treats.
Located on “The Hill” in St. Louis, Shaw’s Coffee will have you feeling like you’re in Italy, enjoying an espresso and a scone. Sourced from the world’s three major coffee-growing regions – Central and South America, Africa and the Pacific Rim – the beans are dark-roasted in a traditional European style to enhance the coffee’s rich aroma and signature flavor. The shop also serves fruit smoothies, muffins, kolaches, bagels and cannoli made fresh in house.
For more than two decades, the Mudhouse in Springfield has been micro-roasting organic coffee beans in small batches. The shop also serves made-from-scratch baked goods, fruit smoothies, and a variety of soups, Buddha bowls and sandwiches. The Mudhouse also has a location in nearby Ozark.
Serving up coffee at the Lake of the Ozarks since 2001, Omega Coffee Company is located in the small town of Laurie. The shop has expanded three times to meet the demand for its freshly roasted beans, coffee drinks and fruit smoothies.
In Jefferson City, Three Story Coffee develops direct-trade relationships with coffee growers throughout the world and partners with other roasters to support farmers in producing high-quality coffee beans. The beans are sourced from a number of regions, including Guatemala, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Burundi and Sumatra.
Small batch coffee roaster Mokaska Coffee Company is located in St. Joseph, where the original Mokaska Coffee opened its doors in 1884. Unable to survive the Great Depression, the company closed in the 1930s. Decades later, the new Mokaska Coffee Company is carrying on the city’s coffee roasting tradition and operates a full-service coffee shop.
For more great coffee, check out these coffee bean roasters in every region of the state: