Thanksgiving Hours at our Cafes

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Louis Nahlik

Thanksgiving hours at our cafes will be as follows.

St. Louis:

November 26: 7:00am-12:00pm
November 23 - 29: 6:00am-9:00pm

November 26: Closed 

November 26: 6:00am-12:00pm 

November 26: Closed 

November 26: Closed
November 23 - 29: 6:30am-9:00pm 

November 26 & 27: Closed


November 26: Closed
November 23 - 29: 6:00am-9:00pm

Kansas City:

November 26: 4:00pm-9:00pm

November 26: 8:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-9:00pm

November 26: 7:00am-12:00pm

November 26: 7:00am-12:00pm

Main St.:
November 26: Closed


November 26 - 28: Closed




Coffee Dinner at the Missouri History Museum

Posted on November 19, 2015 by Louis Nahlik

This past week, we were lucky enough to co-host a coffee dinner at the Missouri History Museum. We partnered with Butler's Pantry and served a 5 course dinner to 40 friends and guests at Bixby's restaurant in the History Museum. After dinner, guests were treated to a private tour of Coffee: The World in Your Cup & St. Louis in Your Cup (which, if you haven't seen, you should totally go check out). 

Huge thanks to the team at Bixby's, the History Museum, and all the guests that made this possible.

All pictures are by Sara Ketterer.

Our 2015 'Tis the Season Roast

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Louis Nahlik

Two years ago, we started a new tradition with our holiday coffee, combining two very different and complex coffees from Sumatra and Ethiopia. For this year’s blend, we have once again selected two of the finest coffees Sumatra and Ethiopia have to offer. We have also teamed up once again with the Firecracker Press to handle the packaging of this coffee. We've partnered with them since we started offering this coffee, and once again, they've done a phenomenal job with it.

This year’s Ethiopian component of the blend is a naturally processed coffee grown near the town of Kilenso Moconissa of the Sidama region. This complex coffee adds plenty of dark fruit notes to the blend, such as blackberry and blueberry.  

The Sumatran component comes from the famed Aceh region in northern Sumatra. Here the coffees are picked at peak ripeness and then processed in the “wet hull” method that has made Sumatra famous for their flavor profile. This year’s coffee adds plenty of depth with notes of vanilla, oak, and some herbal notes.  

Together, these coffees create our version of one of the world’s original coffee blends, Mocha Java. It's a great opportunity for us to share our passion of sourcing and roasting the best coffees in the world. Each year, we are taken with this blend’s combination of acidity and body that seems to perfectly accompany the spirit of the season. We love sharing our passion for coffee and bringing people together for the holidays. We hope this coffee does just that.

We are also excited to announce that this year, we will be featuring our 'Tis the Season Roast as espresso in our stores during the month of December. The 'Tis the Season will replace our single origin offering in the hoppers. We can't wait for you to try it.


Part of this packaging was made with Kona Paper, a 100% recycled post-consumer waste product. It is a blend of repurposed coffee bean bag fiber combined with post-consumer waste material.

The Holidays Are Here

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Louis Nahlik

The Holidays are upon us at Kaldi's, and that means a return of some old favorites and an introduction of some new.

In our stores, we're once again serving the Brown Sugar Rosemary Latte. We'll be keeping the Baked Maple Pumpkin Latte around a little longer this year too. So you can enjoy it until Thanksgiving week.

We're also bringing back our 'Tis the Season blend. This is our third year offering this blend, and this one may be our favorite one yet. We're collaborating with Firecracker Press again on the packaging this year.

One of our new products is a collaboration with Bissinger's we've been wanting to do for some time now, and this year seems perfect for it: Peppermint Bark. You can pick that up at any of our cafes.

Another new thing we're offering this year is actually two new things, two new Holiday Mugs.

Come in to any of our cafes to see and try and sample our new and old favorites.

Thanks for being a part of our family.

Happy (start to the) Holidays!

Web Order Shipping Changes

Posted on October 23, 2015 by Louis Nahlik

In order to ensure that you get the freshest coffee possible when ordering through our website, we will be changing how we do it a little bit starting October 26. 

The new ordering / shipping schedule is as follows:

If you order before noon on Monday - Thursday, your order will ship out the next day.

If you order after noon on Monday - Thursday, your order will ship out two days later.

For instance, if you order at 9am on a Monday, your order will ship out on Tuesday. However, if you order at 5pm on a Monday, your order will ship out Wednesday.

If your order Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, at any time, your order will ship out on Monday.

This change will be in practice as of Monday, October 26. 

Firepot Nomadic Teas

Posted on September 14, 2015 by Louis Nahlik

This post was written by Matt Foster. Matt is a barista and team lead at our Kayak's location and has led the training and change to Firepot Nomadic Teas in our retail stores.

Firepot Nomadic Teas has arrived.

Kaldi’s Coffee is proud to present an all new line of teas that focuses on direct purchasing, exceptional quality, authentic tastes, and ethical practices. Original founder Sarah Scarborough has spent the last 15 years immersed in the world of tea. She’s traveled to gardens all over the world, developed relationships with tea artisans, growers and producers, and marketed her own award winning chai recipe all along the way. Now based in Nashville TN, Firepot has partnered with us to bring you 8 loose leaf teas, 3 chai varieties, and a brand new outlook on what tea can be.

All of our teas are available for purchase at our cafes, and for the best experience, order one to stay. We’ve developed a unique open steeping method and individual recipes that allow us to focus on each of the following important factors to ensure all of the aromas and flavors the teas possess make it to your cup each and every time.

Space: In order for tea leaves to infuse their flavors fully and evenly they need ample room to unfurl. We steep our teas in our branded beakers and these provide the leaves all the room they need.

Dose: We weigh out a precise amount of tea, depending on which one we are steeping, and always use 16 oz. of water.

Temperature: To ensure we don’t burn the more delicate leaves we adjust our water temperatures by combining room temperature water with boiling water. We also check the temperature each and every time before using it.

Time: Our custom made tea boards have timers placed right under where your tea steeps, so we’ll be sure your tea never becomes bitter or astringent. 

We couldn’t be prouder to share these amazing teas with everyone and hope to see you soon at one of our locations for a steeping.

You can find Firepot online, on Twitter, on Facebook, and on Instagram.


Posted in firepot, firepot chai, firepot nomadic teas, loose leaf tea, sarah scarborough, tea

Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

Posted on September 01, 2015 by Louis Nahlik

The same chocolate covered beans you’ve loved for years now have gotten even better. We’re excited to partner with Bissinger’s on our latest endeavor, Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans.

Bissinger’s and Kaldi's have talked about working together for a while now (our roastery and their chocolate factory were neighbors until October of last year), and we’re glad we can finally share the result of our collaboration together. Starting with our roasted Espresso 700 beans, Bissinger’s pan coats 60% dark chocolate onto the beans. The first thing you’ll notice is the new look of the beans. They are no longer symmetrical and shiny. They are now comprised of many different shapes and sizes, and have a different sheen to them. The new chocolate covered beans are made in small batches, and the difference is obvious, in both look and taste. The final result is a wonderful mix of chocolate and coffee.

These chocolate covered coffee beans have already replaced the other beans on our traditional drink plating. They are also available for sale in 3oz boxes at any of our retail locations.

Let us know if you have any questions about them. Most importantly though, let us know what you think.



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