Some of the city’s top coffee spots are uniting for KC Coffee and Tea Week, now through October 17.
Like restaurant weeks, KC Coffee and Tea Week features specials and events from local coffee shops designed to showcase their offerings and encourage coffee enthusiasts to come together to try new things and support the beverages they love.
Parisi Artisan Coffee is offering free tastings of a different single origin each day, plus 20 percent off whole beans and brewing equipment, a perfect excuse to stop by and grab one Parisi’s fall specialty offerings, which include the Pumpkin Caramel Latte, Honey Cinnamon Tea Latte and Concord Grape Soda, before their run ends on October 20. Or enjoy the week’s rain and cooler temperatures with help from Kaldi’s Coffee’s special sweet and spicy Firepot Chai.
Fast favorite Second Best Coffee has a different offering each day this week, as well as Saturday. Monday through Friday, check out the free public cuppings at 3 p.m. featuring Second Best’s own roasts. Monday, the Waldo coffee shop launches it’s official roasting program, and Tuesday you can stop by its social hour at 5 p.m. for drinks (coffee and beyond). Sign up for Thursday’s small brew class via Second Best’s Facebook page, or combine cycling and coffee the way the store does and take a bike ride from Second Best to Quay Coffee, with a stop at Oddly Correct for refreshments.
In the Crossroads, the team at Thou Mayest is hosting its own cupping on Friday from 1-3 p.m., and offering 20 percent off bagged coffee and T-shirts throughout KC Coffee and Tea Week.
One More Cup is raising a glass to the coffee scene with specials to good to pass up each day. You’ll want to be sure plan a visit Wednesday for 50 cents off any specialty drink (who can pass up a root beer chai or mocha toddy?) and Friday, when local tea company Hugo Tea’s tins are $1.50 off. About The Coffee is also offering daily specials in its new space at 3160 Terrace St.
If you’ve ever marveled at the beautiful foam creations topping your latte, mark your calendar for the October Latte Art Throw Down at Crows Coffee Thursday at 7 p.m. Check out the amazing latte art and help raise money for ovarian cancer awareness while prizes are raffled off.
Need breakfast to absorb all the caffeine you’re imbibing? Little Freshie is serving made-to-order Belgian waffles alongside spicy ginger cider, espresso drinks, sodas and, of course, snow cones.