We all have a list, chances are if you are like us, you are scurrying around trying to check off one more item from that list very soon. Perhaps we can help. At Heffys, we love local. Yeah that means we try to buy local when we can, and we support local as much as possible. Here are a few of our “local” favorites:
Roasterie Coffee – Danny O’Neill, our new friend runs a sweet company in KC called The Roasterie. They make fantastic air roasted coffees, roasted right when you order. Great group of people doing good. We like their Bean Baron and Kansas City Blends. Also, watch for our own Heffys #212 Blend coming soon! (Kansas City)
Chocolate Malts – Ryan and Sarah Zink, started this business just a few months ago. They infuse Scotch into artisan crafted chocolates. Sweet deal! We love both alcohol and chocolate around our offices. Ryan has been a good friend for several years, really cool to see him and Sarah making a go of it. (Wichita, KS)
Mama Dida’s Salsa and Nut Mixes – Dida rocks out some super fresh salsas and one of our favorite sweet and spicy nut mixes. Plus she’s super cool. (Kansas City)
Art’s & Mary’s – Our boy Jeff at Art’s & Mary’s has some fantastic kettle style potato chips. Take it from us, we have had a few. Their Jalepeno or classic Salt & Vinegar are our favs and nothing like ordinary potato chips. (Cheny, KS…hint it’s close to Wichita)
Enjoy our suggestions and don’t forget to love your locals.
I LOVE coffee. In fact most of us at Heffys LOVE coffee. Almost as much as we love Heffys BBQ Sauce. That’s saying a lot.
Recently, I met a really cool guy, Danny O’Neill (aka The Bean Baron), he owns The Roasterie here in Kansas City. We have lots in common, a desire to do good, a desire to make a product that people love, doing it with integrity among lots of other things. This guy LOVES coffee. He is passionate about doing it better than anyone else. So we sat down and swapped stories. I learned a lot.
As I was leaving Danny suggested that we create a special blend of Roasterie coffee that could represent Heffys. Sold.
So I recruited a few trusted coffee coneseuirs (minus brother Jason who was unable to make the trip to KC) and went to work.
Their “coffee hunter” Paul Massard, led us through a coffee cupping. We tasted, discussed, rated, and repeated for hours. We used spoons to slurp (no better way to say it) up the fantastic nectar. Awesome. The smell was amazing, the process helped us blend 3 diverse beans together at specific ratios to create a uniquely Heffys Blend Coffee. You will be able to snag a bag of this coming very soon, so get on our email list well let you know when.
Thanks to Amanda, Paul and Danny and all the kids at The Roasterie for letting us in. New friendships are exciting, new products are a privilege and sharing the stories of how both happen is just plain fun.