We arranged to meet a good friend of ours, Kathy Kajinami from McPherson, there for a cup of joe before heading to parts farther east one day. Little did we know that we would get an incredible tour of his facility and witness the art of roasting Arabica beans from beginning to end. What a marvelous process that involves skill, science, math, patience and a passion for coffee.
Arabica Beans come from all over the world! Measuring out beans for roasting
Mark and his family had a booth in the Mercantile Tent (Kansas products) at the Kansas Sampler Festival in Concordia this May. He sold so much the first day that he ran out and stayed up until midnight roasting more for the following day.
Some of Mark's coffee blends include: Sumatra Lintong, Guatemala Genuine Antigua Pastora, Espresso Especiale (my personal favorite), Panama, Honduras Miel Cafe, Brazil Vaqueros Extraordinarios, El Salvador Cuzcachapa Organic and Papua-New Guinea to name a few!
You can buy coffee directly from the store or online at www.blacksmithcoffee.com. This is must place to visit while in Lindsborg!