Quay Coffee Company – Kansas City Coffee Shop Review
During a much needed staycation with my beautiful wife and kids, we decided to check out some of the local attractions that Kansas City has to offer. We spent a day at Lego Land and Sea Life and the kids had a blast!
We had been to Union Station the previous day, and my 5 year old daughter wanted to go see the mummies exhibit. We were a little hesitant, and explained to her that she would probably be seeing actual dead bodies, but she didn’t care.
So off we went to go see the mummies, which was actually really cool. But not even halfway through, both of the kids were pretty creeped out, and ready to go.
We eventually made it to the end and got out of there without blowing too much money in the gift shop (funny how they still wanted souvenirs from the exhibit!).
Let’s Stop for Some Coffee
Before heading back home, I really wanted to try out this great coffee shop in the River Market District, called Quay Coffee. So we took a little detour and made it there just a few minutes before they were closing.
Quay was established in 2012, and offers a large service bar, and a great sitting area. They even have a large meeting room for events. One of the cool things about Quay Coffee is that they give back all of their positive cash flow, to assist with local and global needs. They offer direct trade coffee, which is roasted at another local place called Oddly Correct Roasters.
I’ll Take a Pour Over Please
Since we got there just shortly before they were supposed to close (oops!), I decided to order a simple pour over.
The coffee they were offering was from a roaster in St. Louis Missouri, and another one from Colorado Springs, Colorado, called Loyal Coffee. I was intrigued, and I couldn’t pass it up.
I got to chat with the barista while she prepared my pour over, and she told me about their coffees and where they source things from. She explained how they like to get their coffee from other cities as well, to showcase the coffee options outside of Kansas City.
Needless to say, my pour over did not disappoint. It was a lighter roast then I am used to, but I am always up for something new. I drank it black, because that’s how I like. It had a smooth, creamy taste at the beginning, followed by bright lemon notes at the end. I was also able to taste a little bit of honey with this coffee. It was very delicious.
I can’t wait to go back to Quay Coffee to try out more of what they have to offer!
After visiting this awesome local place, I am even more excited to try out all the other shops that Kansas City has to offer. If there are any that you would recommend, I am open to comments and suggestions, so please comment below or shoot me an email (Contact)!
Where is your favorite place to get coffee?
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