Accolades

2013

Posted on May 14, 2013 by Mike Ziegler

 "Best Coffeehouse"

- In June 2013 Kaldi's Coffee was voted Best Coffeehouse in ALIVE Magazine’s Hot List People’s Choice Awards


"Favorite spot for espresso"

- Riverfront Times readers chose Kaldi's as the area's favorite spot for espresso as revealed in its Restaurants 2013 guide.




2012

Posted on October 26, 2012 by Steve Langlois

 "Trailnet Active Living Award"

-In December 2012 our Kayak's Cafe was awarded a Bike Friendly award from Trailnet


Good Food Awards Best Coffee Finalist

-In December 2012 Kaldi's was named as a finalist in the Good Food Awards for the 2nd year in a row


"Best Coffee"

-In September 2012 the River Front Times named Kaldi's Best Coffee in their annual Best of Awards


"Favorite Coffee Roaster" and "Best Coffee in Town"

-In July 2012 Sauce Magazine Reader's Choice award named our roastery and cafes in their annual reader's choice awards


"Best Coffeehouse"

-In July 2012 the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce People's Choice awards named our Chesterfield location best coffeehouse


"Best Coffeehouse"

-In March of 2012 Inside Columbia Magazine named our Columbia location Best Coffeehouse


Columbia's 100 Must Eat Foods

-In February 2012, Inside Columbia Magazine listed our Gooey Butter cake as 100 must eat foods in Columbia


"America's Best Coffee Bars" - Food and Wine Magazine

-In February 2012, Food and Wine Magazine listed Kaldi's Coffee as "One of America's Best Coffee Bars"


"National Finalist" - Good Food Awards

-In January 2012, Kaldi's Organic Ethiopia Koke, was a national finalist for coffee by The Good Food Awards


"Favorite Southern Roasters" - Southern Living Magazine

-In January 2012, Southern Living Magazine listed Kaldi's Coffee as one of its five "Favorite Southern Roasters"


"Best Local Coffee House" - Ladue News

-In 2012, Ladue News listed Kaldi's Coffee as the 2012 Platinum list First Place winner, " Best Local Coffee House"

2011

Posted on October 26, 2012 by Good Idea

 


"One of the Nations 17 Best Small Coffee Makers" - CNN Money~Fortune

-In September 2011, Kaldi's Coffee was recognized as one of the 17 best small coffee makers in the United States by CNN Money


"The 45 Best Places for Cocktails, Wine, Beer, and Coffee in St. Louis" - St. Louis Magazine

-In June 2011, Kaldi's was recongnized as one of the best places to get coffee in St. Louis by St. Louis Magazine


"Kaldi's Roaster Selected by the SCAA, to be the Lead Instructor for an International Series of Coffee Roasting and Tasting Classes" 

-In December 2011, Andrew Timko, one of Kaldi's Coffee's lead roasters, made a 10-day excursion to China to help educate coffee professionals there on the finer points of java, by Matt Sorell, Feast Magazine


"Best Coffee in St. Louis" - River Front Times

In September 2011, Kaldi's Coffee was voted as "Best Coffee in St. Louis" by the River Front TImes


Kaldi's Barista's Take First and Second Place in the South Central Regional Barista Competition

In March 2011, Joe Morracco took first place and Steve Schuh took second place at the SCRBC. Both moved on to represent Kaldi's and the South Central Region at the 2011 United States Barista Competition.

2010

Posted on October 26, 2012 by Good Idea

 


"St. Louis' Most Reliable Companies" - Small Business Monthly

-In April 2010, Kaldi’s Coffee was nominated as one of “St. Louis’ Most Reliable Companies” by Small Business Monthly.


"Favorite Coffee" - St. Louis Business Journal

-In March 2010, Kaldi’s Coffee was awarded “Favorite coffee” by the St. Louis Business Journal Reader’s Poll


"St. Louis' Most Influential People, Places, Organizations, and Ideas of 2010" - Alive

-In February 2010, Kaldi’s Coffee was featured on the Alive Magazine Buzz List  as being one of St. Louis’ most influential people, places, organizations and ideas of 2010.


"Best  Place to Get a Cup of Coffee" - Inside Columbia Magazine

-In January 2010, Kaldi’s Coffeehouse in Columbia was awarded “best place to get a cup of coffee” by Inside Columbia Magazine.


"Best Coffeehouse" - wherethelocalseat.com

-In January 2010, Kaldi’s Coffeehouse on Demun Ave. was voted as one of the “TOP 100” local places to eat in St. Louis and voted as “BEST COFFEEHOUSE”, by wherethelocalseat.com


2009

Posted on October 26, 2012 by Good Idea



"Best Place to Get a Cup of Coffee" -Inside Columbia Magazine

-In January 2009, Kaldi's Coffeehouse in Columbia was awarded "Best Place to Get a Cup of Coffee" by Inside Columbia Magazine.


"Retailer of the Year" -Clayton Chamber of Commerce

-In February 2009, Kaldi's Coffeehouse was awarded "Retailer of the Year" award from the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.


4 of the top 7 Baristas at the Midwest Regional Barista Competition

-In February 2009, Kaldi's Coffee had 4 of the top 7 baristas at the Midwest Regional Barista Competition.


Mike Marquard Placed Top 6 at the United States Barista Competition

-In March 2009, Kaldi's own Mike Marquard placed top 6 in the nation in Portland, OR at the United States Barista Competition.


Burundi Kinyovu Lot #5 won Top Prize for the Alternative African Review

-In May 2009, Burundi Kinyovu Lot #5, a Kaldi's Relationship Coffee, won top prize for the Alternative African review on the highly praised Internet review site, Coffee Review, scoring 95/100- one of the highest scores in history


"Best Coffee in St. Louis" -River Front Times

-In June 2009, Kaldi's Coffee was voted as "Best Coffee in St. Louis" by the River Front Times.


"Best Espresso in St. Louis" -River Front Times

-In June 2009, Kaldi's Coffee was voted as "Best Espresso in St. Louis" by the River Front Times.


"Favorite Coffee Drinks" -Sauce Magazine

-In June 2009, Kaldi's Coffee was voted as "Favorite Coffee Drinks" by Sauce Magazine.


"Favorite Coffee Roaster" -Sauce Magazine

-In June 2009, Kaldi's Coffee was voted as "Favorite Coffee Roaster" by Sauce Magazine.


"Best Coffee in St. Louis" -The River Front Times

-In September 2009, Kaldi's Coffee was voted as "Best Coffee in St. Louis" by the River Front Times.


"Top 100 Mover and Shaker" -Fast Casual Magazine

In 2009, Kaldi's Coffeehouse was voted as a "Top 100 Mover and Shaker" by Fast Casual Magazine.


Heroes of the Planet Award for "Most Sustainable Operations" -St. Louis Business Journal

-In October 2009, Kaldi's Coffee was named winner of the St. Louis Business Journal 2009 Heroes of the Planet Award for "Most Sustainable Operations." This award honors and promotes businesses that have led the way in advancing and promoting environmental sustainability within our region.


Mike Marquard took 1st Place at the 2009/2010 Midwest Regional Barista Compeition

-In October 2009, Kaldi's own Mike Marquard took first place at the 2009/2010 Midwest Regional Barista Competition. Mike went on to represent the Midwest Region and Kaldi's Coffee at the 2010 United States Barista Competition April 15-18, 2010 in Anaheim, California.


"Top Ten Places in America to Get Your Coffee" -GQ Magazine

-In November 2009, Kaldi's Coffee was selected as one of the "Top Ten Places in America to Get Your Coffee." "Since it opened in 1994, Kaldi's has become nationally renowned for its roasting- a serious Midwestern player in a game dominated by coasts." -GQ Magazine


"Best Decaf  Coffee in America" -Imbibe Magazine

-In December 2009, Kaldi's Coffee was rated as having the "Best Decaf Coffee in America", by Imbibe Magazine.


2008

Posted on October 26, 2012 by Good Idea

 


"1st Place Fundraising Team in the Area" -National Multiple Sclerosis Society

-In 2008 Team Kaldi's raised over $100,000 through the 2008 National Multiple Sclerosis Society 150 mile bike tour, making them the 1st place fundraising team in the area, and beating out Monsanto.


"Favorite Coffee Roaster" in St. Louis -Sauce Magazine

-In 2008, Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company was awarded, "Favorite Coffee Roaster" in St. Louis by Sauce Magazine.


"Best Coffee" -St. Louis Java Journal

-in 2008, Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company was awarded, "Best Coffee" by St. Louis Java Journal Readers.



"Favorite Place to Buy Coffee" -St. Louis Business Journal Reader's Poll

-In 2008, Kaldi's Coffee was awarded "Favorite Place to Buy Coffee" by the St. Louis Business Journal Reader's Poll.


One of the 103 "Must See Places" in St. Louis - St. Louis Magazine

-In 2008, the Original Kaldi's Coffehouse on Demun Ave. was recognized as one of the 103 "must see places" in St. Louis bySt. Louis Magazine.


"Small Business Excellence in Community Development Award" -Progress 64 West

-In 2008, Kaldi's Coffeehouse was awarded the Progress 64 West Small Business Excellence in Community Development Award for Exemplifying excellence in customer service, community service, and commitment to quality.


5 of the Top 15 Baristas Place in the Midwest Regional Barista Competition

-In 2008, Kaldi's Coffee had 5 of the top 15 baristas place in the Midwest Regional Barista Competition.


2 Baristas Place in the Top 25 at the United States Barista Competition

-In 2008, Kaldi's Coffee had 2 baristas place in the top 25 baristas in the country in the United States Barista Competition.


 

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