Chasing quality and serving people. These two passions have fueled us since we opened our first café in the Demun neighborhood of St. Louis in 1994. The longer we’ve pursued great coffee, the more eager we’ve been to share it with our guests far and near. The wider our circle of customers and partnerships has grown, the harder we’ve chased after great coffee to strengthen those relationships.
These pursuits also connect us back in time. From the moment that the goat herder Kaldi saw his flock eating mysterious seeds in the hills of 6th century Ethiopia, coffee has been stimulating excitement and connecting people all over the world. Today, centuries later, we take part in the same story. Wherever our coffee is served, we feel the same excitement when a coffee from our global producer partners comes to life in your cup.
These are the things that have kept us going and growing all these years.
At Kaldi’s, we are a family – one company, united through shared values; passion, respect, fun, continual improvement, openness, ownership, and humility.