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At About the Coffee, we provide an environment for all coffee lovers to assemble, practice and learn from one another to continue cultivating this strong Kansas City coffee community we love. Learn More.

Q Grading Certified

SCAA Certified Lab for Q Grading allows us to provide SCAA level classes, right here in Kansas City! Plus, our Lab space is available for Q instructors to teach! Classes are filling up quickly, so check out the upcoming events through our sister company, Workbench Coffee Labs.

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Upcoming Events

  • Free Demo: Tasting: Affogatos

    Saturday, May 30th, 2015 12:00:00 pm - Sunday, May 31st, 2015 02:00:00 pm

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    Tasting: Affogatos / May 30 at Noon Join us if you are in town this holiday weekend for an indulgence of our favorite coffee dessert: the affogato! An affogato is ice cream/gelato drowned in espresso. The perfect melting of creamy richness and the di...

  • Free Demo: Tricks: Camping and Coffee

    Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 12:00:00 pm - Sunday, May 24th, 2015 02:00:00 pm

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    Tricks: Camping and Coffee / May 23 at Noon Getting ready for Memorial Day weekend and a summer full of camping? We will show you our favorite brew devices and tricks for getting your outdoorsy caffeine fix....

  • Class: Pour Overs: Technical Precision vs. Survival Mode

    Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 10:00:00 am - Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 12:00:00 pm

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    Pour Overs: Technical Precision vs. Survival Mode Date: Saturday, May 23 from 10 AM-12 PM / Cost: $35/attendee Class size is limited to 6 people. Attendees will each receive 10% off of one stocked item in the ATC store to use the day of the class (ex...

  • Free Demo:Tools: Finding your Tamper Fit and Method

    Saturday, May 16th, 2015 12:00:00 pm - Saturday, May 16th, 2015 02:00:00 pm

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    Tools: Finding your Tamper Fit and Method / May 16 at Noon We know better than anyone that tampers are a beautiful and personal barista tool, but we’d love to help you make your decision based on more than just aesthetics. We will help you find a goo...

  • Free Demo: Brew: Cold Brew in a French Pres

    Saturday, May 9th, 2015 12:00:00 pm - Sunday, May 10th, 2015 02:00:00 pm

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    Brew: Cold Brew in a French Press / May 9 at Noon We love when a brew method can be used for more than one purpose. Learn how to use your French Press as a vessel to brew cold brew coffee, perfect for the warmer season....

  • Class: Home Espresso Primer

    Saturday, May 9th, 2015 10:00:00 am - Saturday, May 9th, 2015 12:00:00 pm

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    Date: Saturday, May 9 from 10 AM-12 PM / Cost: $45/attendee or Free w/purchase of Rocket Espresso Machine Class size is limited to 6 people. Attendees will each receive 10% off one stocked item in the ATC store to use the day of the class (excluding ...

  • Free Demo: Pairing: Chocolate and Coffee

    Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 12:00:00 pm -

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    Pairing: Chocolate and Coffee / May 2 at Noon What is a more classic pairing than coffee and chocolate? Our stock of chocolate is still 50% off, so if you fall in love with a particular bar, you can take some home guilt free....