New owners, familiar faces


In 2006, we envisioned creating something unexpectedly special in downtown Raytown. And, for nearly eight years, we have been bringing that vision into reality. We are very excited to announce that on January 1, 2015, Rachel and Jacob Smith will become the new owners of Benetti’s Coffee Experience and caretakers of this vision.

We certainly feel blessed to be placing our creation in the hands of this energetic couple. Jacob and Rachel are no strangers to both the hospitality and specialty coffee scenes in Kansas City. You can expect them to continue advancing the quality and service at Benetti’s, while maintaining that personable and pretense-free feel that many love about this cafe. Continue reading “New owners, familiar faces” »

Benetti’s Coffee Stout by Martin City Brewing

IMG_2342We couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Martin City Brewing Co. in producing our first collaboration coffee beer. From the outset, we were both intentional in creating an enjoyable beverage that was more than the sum of its parts.

The brewmaster carefully selected malts, hops, and American yeast to produce a solid stout with a smooth chocolatey body and a distinct bouquet of fruity aromas.

It was quickly apparent that the right coffee to compliment this beer was the Finca Mairena Natural Process Nicaragua. Continue reading “Benetti’s Coffee Stout by Martin City Brewing” »

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” »