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5 Sips of Coffee That Will Have You Buzzing

La Colombe draft lattes La Colombe draft lattes have arrived in Kansas City. (Cole Blaise I Flatland)
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We don’t just eat seasonally. There is a time and purpose for every coffee, as well. Whether you’re looking to warm up with a hot cup or stick to your cold brew ways, you’ve got some interesting new choices at coffee bars across the city. Here are five sips of coffee that will have you buzzing.

5. Ethiopian Chuchu Espresso — Kaldi’s Coffee (1201 Main Street). They switched their espresso to this coffee out of the Sidamo region in Ethiopia. You’ll get plenty of chocolate notes and some bright fruit. If you’re looking to put that espresso in a latte, they’ve got a brown sugar rosemary on the menu currently.

4. Cold Brew in Cans — The Roasterie (1204 W 27th Street). In the midst of a rapid expansion — several new cafes are in the works and an expansion of their West Side headquarters — the Roasterie found time to launch cold brew coffee in cans. Last year, they introduced cold brew in bottles, but the cans improve portability and come in a pair of sizes (eight and 12 ounces).

3. Mulled Wine Latte — Filling Station (2980 McGee Trafficway). A new winter seasonal has popped up at the Filling Station. The mulled wine latte is made with espresso, milk, and a house mulled wine syrup. Manager Tyler Hader explained that the syrup is a mixture of Malbec, sugar, cinnamon, and sage.

2. Camp KC — Charlie Hustle and Thou Mayest (419 E 18th Street). Maybe you’d like a T-shirt with your coffee? Camp KC is a new collaboration from Thou Mayest and Charlie Hustle. The shirt is a raglan, while the coffee is from Honduras.

1. Draft Latte — Kilo Charlie (106 W 12th Street). The Hotel Phillips has a brand new coffee bar with all the latest coffee tech to help javaheads nerd out. Beyond nitrogenated coffee and cold brew, Kilo Charlie has La Colombe draft lattes. This is important because it is a latte….in a can. It will taste like an iced latte and even pour with a head of foam that cascades slightly in a manner similar to a Guinness. It’s just milk and cold-pressed espresso. This is not a sugary drink, it’s a latte that you can crack open in case of coffee emergencies.

— Follow Flatland’s food news on Twitter @FlatlandKC. 

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