This notion, terrifyingly enough, may actually be true for a lot of people. The fact of the matter is, coffee is what makes the world go round these days. Coffee has become such a phenomenon because of companies such as Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and Seattle’s Best, that today, a lot of people cannot function without this hot, caffeinated beverage. This is especially true for startups and serious entrepreneurs. Most cannot imagine going a day without at least one cup of the brew.
Because of coffee’s popular demand, many small, eclectic coffee shops have also been thriving, especially in the downtown Kansas City area. There are literally hundreds of Kansas City coffee shops to choose from. There’s Mildred’s Coffeehouse in the Crossroads District, Parisi Coffee not too far away, the ever-popular YJ’s Snack Shop, and the unique coffee shop You Say Tomato. But which coffee shop truly has the best coffee? The strongest? The richest? The most vanilla-mocha-frappacino-sweetest? If one source has the answer, it’s KCPerky.com.
KCPerky is a website dedicated completely to the Kansas City coffee scene. The website includes a coffee map, the Top 10 Coffee Shops in Kansas City, coffee news, and information about coffee shops that are closing and opening in the local area. The main setup of KCPerky.com is through blog posts and opinions, posted by Scott Perky himself. Perky started out reviewing restaurants in the Kansas City area and soon found a much deeper passion for reviewing local Kansas City coffee shops. In 2006, Perky started KCPerky.com and has been exploring coffee around KC ever since. With his outstanding creativity, Perky “ventis” about the coffee shop scene, and also does improv comedy and creates other websites such as RiverCityStudio. With all of this going on, it’s no wonder Perky likes his coffee!
So what are the Top 10 Coffee Shops in Kansas City? Although opinions may vary greatly, KCPerky has created their own unique list. KCPerky has ranked the following coffee shops based on the coffee, the atmosphere, the service and a little je sais pas.
|Mildred's Coffee House is #8 on the Top 10 Coffee Shops|
in Kansas City. It is located in the Crossroads District.
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Written by Allison Way. Allison Way is a writer and videographer for Think Big Partners and bizperc, two of Kansas City's newest entrepreneurial resources. To read more of Allison's articles, visit her Entrepreneurship Examiner page.