Golden Bean Award Winners
February '04

 

JUDGE'S TOP PICKS

(Twenty area baristas, coffeehouse owners and coffee lovers visited, hung out and drank coffee at over 50 different area coffee establishments. Here are the top five rankings with a portion of judges’ comments.)

The Coffee Girls
310 Southwest Blvd., 816-221-2326
“A new coffeehouse with two experienced owners who worked at other coffeehouses. It’s going to be a winner!”

HiHat Coffee
5012 State Line, 913-722-5000
“A very friendly staff, probably due to the neighborhood feel and location, plus it’s such a small space. On a nice day the seating outside would be an option. My drink was very tasty and presentable.”

Broadway Café
4106 Broadway, 816-531-2432
“There’s nothing like fresh roasted coffee from Broadway.”

Annedore’s
106 E. 43rd St., 816-753-5012
“Quiet, good place to read and stretch out with fine coffee, great service and food. Added plus is that there’s no extra charge for soy milk in the cappuccino.”

Latteland
318 W. 47th St., 816-931-7477
“The coffee was great. The atmosphere really fits the Plaza. The staff was nice. Overall, it’s my favorite of them all.”

 

READERS’ CHOICE
(from mail-in and web site voting – top 3)

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE

PT’s Coffee House
11030 Quivira, 913-663-3695

Annedore’s
106 E. 43rd St., 816-753-5012

Mildred’s
7921 Santa Fe, 913-341-0301

FAVORITE COFFEE FLAVOR

Mocha ~ Hazelnut ~ Latte

FAVORITE FAIR TRADE COFFEE

Sumatra Gayoland
The Roasterie
Broadway Roasterie

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE, DOWNTOWN

The Coffee Girls
City Market Coffee House
The Cup & Saucer

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE, MIDTOWN

Broadway Café
Annedore’s
Planet Café

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE, EAST

Whistle Stop Coffee
Gloria Jean Gourmet Coffee
Starbucks

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE, WEST

Black Dog Coffeehouse
Hattie’s Coffee
HiHat

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE, JOHNSON COUNTY

PT’s Coffee House
Mildred’s
Daily Dose

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE, NORTH OF THE RIVER

Espresso del Anatra
The Perfect Cup
By the Book

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE MENU

Planet Cafe
PT’s Coffee House
The Coffee Girls

FAVORITE OPEN MIC NIGHT

Daily Dose
Crave Café
Planet Café

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE ATMOSPHERE

Planet Café
Mildred’s
The Coffee Girls

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE TO MEET MEN

Planet Café
Crave Café
PT’s Coffee House

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE TO MEET WOMEN

PT’s Coffee House
Crave Café
Daily Dose

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE TO STAY SOBER

PT’s Coffee House
Crave Café
Mildred’s

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE WITH ART

PT’s Coffee House
The Coffee Girls
Mildred’s

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE TO HEAR POETRY

Crave Café
Planet Café
Daily Dose

FAVORITE COFFEEHOUSE TO READ/WRITE/STUDY

PT’s Coffee House
Planet Café
Daily Dose

FAVORITE FOOD WITH COFFEE

Scones ~ Muffins ~ Biscotti

FAVORITE BARISTA

Holly Bastin - PT’s Coffee House

Cindy Thompson & Kim Lovelady - Annedore’s

Melissa Vangoethem - The Coffee Girls

 

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