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2 New Coffees: Tanzania Shiwanda & Sumatra Tano Batak

We have two new and exciting coffee’s available at Kaldi’s now! Tanzania Shiwanda and Sumatra Tano Batak. The following was written by our Regional Training Manager, David Fasman.    First lets talk about the Tanzania. This is the second year that we are bringing in coffee from Shiwanda, a historic Tanzanian estate. The estate was revived in 1998 and is located in the Mbeya region of southern Tanzania, just north of Lake Malawi. Shiwanda is approximately 1,300 acres total of which 300 acres are used for coffee cultivation. The estate placed 2nd in the Tanzania Taste of Harvest in 2007. The estate uses coffee varietals from the Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TACRI). TACRI is committed to improving coffee quality and diversity in...

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Spring Coffee Cocktail

By Jacque DesMarais As someone who enjoys a well made cocktail both after work and at home, I’ve always struggled with coffee cocktails. They tend to all be the same and people don’t push the boundaries a lot. I first got into cocktails being a barista competitor that struggled with signature drinks. I realized that I was getting stuck, so I explored other industries to see what other people were doing with flavors. Little did I know, I would be down the rabbit hole of both coffee and cocktails. I’ve always been a huge fan of classic cocktails because, if you’ve ever tried to find a well-made one, you’ll soon find it’s quite difficult. One of my favorite coffee cocktails...

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A Night of Thanks at Demun

    We warmly invite guests, supporters, and friends to a night of appreciation! As Kaldi’s begins a truly monumental year leading up to our 20th anniversary celebration, we’d like to invite patrons and friends of Kaldi’s on Demun to a special evening of thanks! Come enjoy some hands-on brewing demonstrations, food & drink, a peek into our relationship coffees, swag, raffles, and an all-star brewing competition!Oh, and a super special unveiling of the new Kaldi’s of the future! We could never have come this far without our supporters, and we hope to convey our un-ending appreciation in a night dedicated to you! Monday, February 24, 20146:00pm - 9:00pm 700 Demun AvenueClayton, MO 63105

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Introducing... the Gibraltar

  Starting this week in all of our cafes, we will begin offering the Gibraltar, a new "traditional" drink.Here are some fun facts: It's also known as: a cortado (if you’re on the east coast), a Tallat in Catalan, an Ebaki in Basque, a Pingo or Garoto in Portugal, and a noisette in France. What the name means: it’s the registered name for the type of glassware tumblers that many people (including us [after work]) use as rocks glasses. What it is: it’s basically a large macchiato. If you’d like to get technical though, it’s two shots of espresso with two ounces of lightly textured, latte-style milk that is steamed slightly cooler (130° F) than a traditional cappuccino (usually ~140° F). Is this a new drink:...

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Tis the Season Roast

All the way back in 2002, Kaldi's Coffee and the Firecracker Press shared a building on Washington Avenue (this building). Later that year, due to some lease agreements, both of us moved out. Kaldi's moved to its current location in the Grove / Midtown, and Firecracker moved to its current location on Cherokee St. This year, we re-kindled our relationship. We're proud to present our Tis the Season Roast, a collaboration between Kaldi's Coffee & Firecracker Press. We've worked together over the last few months to create this blend of coffee and label to bring to you. Kaldi's gave Firecracker Press some guidelines to match our own holiday aesthetic this year, and they produced this gorgeous, hand-printed, 3-color wrap for...

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