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.



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