You can get a cup of coffee almost anywhere these days, but for whole beans that will really ignite your morning, we suggest looking further off the beaten path. These Missouri-based coffee roasters offer carefully roasted beans so that you can enjoy consistent and conscious coffee at home every day – all day, if you want.
Before beginning the daily grind, The Ground-a-Bout in Jackson, Missouri, encourages everyone to drink a coffee. Owned and operated by Bob Schooley, the company acquired Parengo Coffee in 2018 in order to offer in-house roasted beans. The beans from Costa Rica have a well-balanced, nutty base with flavors of cranberry, black tea and lemon, and the Sumatra surprises with a fruity aroma and flavors of sweet orange juice, bell pepper and agave. Explore all this local shop has to offer in person or online at thegroundabout.com.
Mokaska Coffee Co.
Boasting a history as rich as its coffee, Mokaska Coffee Co. in St. Joseph, Missouri, originally opened in 1884. The company closed during the Great Depression, but it’s since reopened with the same mission: to select high-grade, single-origin coffee beans and roast them on a made-to-order basis so that each customer receives only the freshest product. Try The Reanimator – a bold Italian-style espresso blend with milk chocolate sweetness, citrus-like brightness and a hazelnut finish – or the Organic Mexican Chiapas – a medium-bodied coffee with notes of nougat, date and toasted coconut and a classic nutty finish. These and more are available at Mokaska’s café as well as online at mokaska.com.
KeenBean Coffee Roasters
At KeenBean Coffee Roasters in Mount Vernon, Missouri, owners Darrell and Tracy Bradshaw roast coffee beans from Indonesia, Africa and the Americas using a Sivetz fluidized-bed air roaster. They also offer delicious blends, including French Roast, Espresso Metro and KeenBean KoldBrew. Each bag is hand-stamped and handled with care, whether you buy it in the shop or online at keenbeancoffee.com.
Reconstruction Coffee Roasters
Family-owned Reconstruction Coffee Roasters, located in Villa Ridge, Missouri, roasts small-batch coffees that are sourced by Cafe Imports, an importer of specialty green coffees with a focus on sustainability and fair wages. There are usually four to six blends and single-origin coffees in Reconstruction’s roast rotation. Its flagship blend, Proclamation, stands out with a bright and nutty flavor profile featuring hints of lemon, grapefruit, pecan and molasses that makes it a perfect everyday coffee. Stock up at reconstructioncoffee.com.
Copper Canyon Coffee Roasters
Copper Canyon Coffee Roasters believes in its beans, from where they’re sourced to how they’re roasted to when they’re roasted. Sourced from more than 10 places around the world, the beans are roasted fresh daily in small batches to preserve their unique characteristics and create the finest cups of coffee for customers. Pick up bags at the storefront in Battlefield, Missouri, or order them online at coppercanyoncoffeeroasters.com.