Since launching in 2015, Made in KC has become the turned-to destination for the works of Kansas City’s best artists, designers and makers. And they don’t just feature beautiful, creative designs on clothing and prints. Made in KC also offers delicious gourmet food items.
Case in point, the small-batch, single origin, organic, fair-trade coffees roasted by Zach Tarhini of Meta Coffee Roasting Co. Tarhini fell in love with the coffee business after working for a local coffee roasting company out of college. Last year, he bought a roasting machine of his own, and turned the basement of his Prairie Village house into a roasting facility. The result: Rare and exquisite coffees that stand out from the crowd.
“We start with the green coffee bean — always from a single origin — and play with it a bit,” he said. “Our goal is to find out how to roast each bean to its full potential.”
Currently, Meta is offering three distinctive whole-bean coffees, one each from growers in Ethiopia, Peru and Brazil.
Made in KC’s Keith Bradley said offering Meta’s one-of-a-kind coffees is just another way the company hopes to shine a spotlight on the amazing things produced right here in the metro.
“From art and design to clothing and food, KC has an amazing maker community,” Bradley said. “What I love about our stores is that when you come in, you really get a sense of all the talent the KC community has.”