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Newest Tote Bags!

Many people may not realize that coffee roasters receive green (unroasted) coffee from farmers in large burlap bags. These bags are usually stamped with the name of the coffee, the region, and the farm it came from. Some of them have drawings of coffee plants, birds, or something that makes it unique to the part of the world where the coffee was grown. A few of the bags Kaldi’s receive are stamped with our logo - and that’s where Maggie comes in. Maggie lives in Dubuque, Iowa with her family and has spent the past few months creating a new line of tote bags for our cafes. We have had a lot of fun working with her and she was...

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Kaldi's Coffee to Open New Cafes in St. Louis, MO in 2017

St. Louis, MO Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. is pleased to announce the opening of new cafes in St. Louis, MO in 2017. The first, Gerhart, opened February 4th in the historic Gerhart building at Laclede and Vandeventer in Midtown. The previously announced Mid Campus Center (MCC) cafe at Washington University Medical School is scheduled to open in April 2017. The third is located downtown at the beautiful Citygarden, and the fourth is located in the Central West End. The Gerhart building is located blocks from the Kaldi’s Coffee Roastery, and joins the burgeoning Midtown neighborhood in St. Louis. The building itself dates to 1897 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The interior architecture references that history while...

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Kaldi’s co-owner Tyler Zimmer spills the beans on the biz

Article by George Mahe Photo by Kevin A. Roberts Kaldi’s co-owner Tyler Zimmer is a certified “Q Grader,” the closest thing to a coffee sommelier. As such, his palate is rarely questioned. Part of Zimmer’s job is to taste and evaluate (“cup,” in coffee parlance) 1,500 to 2,000 coffees per year, less than 10 percent of which ever see the inside of Kaldi’s 80-year-old roaster. St. Louis’ coffee cognoscenti wouldn’t have it any other way. Explain how Kaldi’s came about. Howard Lerner and Suzanne Langlois started Kaldi’s in October 1994, before there was even a Starbucks here. They were two journalists looking for a change, and the local coffee culture was beginning to develop, and they recognized that. They got...

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2016 Year In Review

With the holidays here and 2016 coming to a close, we have been reflecting again on what a wonderful year is has been. This year has been as busy as ever for us, and 2017 looks to be the same, if not more so. Thank you from all of us for sticking with us, coming to our shops, visiting us online, and just supporting us. We couldn’t do it without you. January began with one of the best gifts we could have imagined. After the “Coffee: The World in Your Cup & St. Louis in Your Cup” exhibit closed in January, the Missouri History Museum gifted us the incredible coffee mural that was the showstopper of the exhibit. It now...

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