Welcoming A Messenger To The Kansas City Wholesale Coffee Scene

messenger-benettis-webKansas City is quickly earning a well-deserved reputation as a coffee town, with several outstanding cafes and roasting companies. We are excited to play a role in the creation of a new player in the specialty coffee scene.  In January 2014, the wholesale operation of Benetti’s Coffee Experience was spun off to become part of a new endeavor, Messenger Coffee.

We are also enthusiastic about the new model and direction for Benetti’s. While Messenger moves forward in sourcing, roasting and distributing top-notch coffees to local cafes such as The Filling Station, Alchemy Coffee, Blackdog Coffee House, Common Ground Coffee Co., One More Cup, Homer’s Coffee House, Portico at Graceway Church, Archives Coffee in the Plaza Library and more, we will return our focus to building an excellent experience at a roasting cafe. Continue reading “Welcoming A Messenger To The Kansas City Wholesale Coffee Scene” »

Finca Lerida Panama Washed & Natural

nick-moses-jose-web

We were very fortunate to end up sourcing coffee from a farm that we had a chance to visit in Panama. We sourced this after the trip from a stateside importer, and it has really delivered.

We are excited to offer you Lerida’s coffee from the unique perspective of two production methods. Here, we have both the washed and natural versions of the Catuai varietal.The washed process involves separating the skin and fruit from the seed with the help of water. The natural beans-in-hand-webmethod allows the fruit to dry on the seed before being manually removed. Enjoy the intense berry and citrus fruit notes of the natural. Taste the dark, bittersweet chocolate flavors and balanced acidity of the washed. Continue reading “Finca Lerida Panama Washed & Natural” »

Arokara AA Papua New Guinea

Coffee-SortingWe spent the summer featuring some amazingly bright and fruity coffees like the Wote Konga Natural Ethiopia and the Kaguyu Auction Lot Kenya AA. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, we were looking for a great offering from Papua New Guinea, one of our favorite fall coffees. The Arokara AA is a well-balanced coffee that has a buttery body with a pleasant and welcoming acidity. There are notes of candy corn with a molasses sweetness, making it a wonderful coffee for the autumn and winter. Continue reading “Arokara AA Papua New Guinea” »