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September 22, 1950
Photos, illustrations, and article about the operations of the Folger Coffee Company branch in Kansas City at 8th and Broadway.
100 Years to Grow on: Folger's Coffee
History of the Kansas City-based Folger's coffee company, established in California but headquartered in Kansas City since 1907. It was first located at 20th and Baltimore and move the headquarters to...
Article describes the history of The Roasterie, a Kansas City coffee company owned and operated by Danny O'Neill. The Roasterie's first location was at 1519 Cherry and eventually moved to 1204 W. 27th...
Behind the Scenes at Parisi Artisan Coffee
August 17-23, 2006
Article profiles new coffee company owned by brothers Joe, Salvatore and Anthony Parisi. The brothers have been in business as Parisi Brothers, Inc. since 1983, doing food warehousing, processsing and...
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians
Biographical sketch of James Osgood, president of the J. B. Osgood Coffee Company at 1727 McGee Street, born in Ewing, Missouri, in 1884 and growing up in Kansas City, starting his company in 1909.
Folger Will Eliminate about 135 Jobs in KC: Production Unit to Move by Mid-2002
Photos and article about the cutbacks in jobs (mostly members of "International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 778") and production at the Folger Coffee Company in Kansas City with...
Golden Wedding Coffee First in Kansas City: Golden Anniversary Celebrated in 1949
Kansas City's oldest and original coffee company, the first in the state of Missouri, started in1899 at 930 Mulberry Street.
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
Entry describing the dealer in "wholesale teas, coffees, spices, extracts, etc., no. 4 West Second Street."
Kansas City in Caricature
Illustrated caricature of C. L. Wilkins, manager of the Grand Union Tea Company (depicting him with bags of coffee beans).
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Ormond Wofford, "a lieutenant of the police force of Kansas City." Born in Georgia in 1866 and raised in Kansas City, starting out with "Joseph Houster in a baking powder factory"...
KC to Smell the Coffee More
August 5, 2006
Folger Coffee Company will reintroduce production of canister coffee at its roasting plant at 701 Broadway. The number of employees, which had fallen to 75 in 2002 when cannister production was shifted...
Pan-American Coffee Co.
Profile of the Pan-American Coffee Company, located at 316 West 6th Street; Edwin Massa, president. Includes a detailed description of the company plant and the coffee roasting process.
Preparing Good Coffee
January 1, 1902
Report on the coffee roasting process of the C.A. Murdock Mfg. Co., maker of "Hecla Coffee" and other brands. Includes a photo of several factory employees working in the Coffee Roasting Room.
Q: Why Does the Downtown Area Smell Like Toast?
October 22, 1995
The aroma wafting through the air in the Garment [Wholesale] District near 8th and Broadway Boulevards can most likely be attributed to the Folger Coffee Company plant. The coffee company was established...
Suppliers to Feel Folger Changes
Article about the cutbacks in jobs (mostly members of "International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 778") and production at the Folger Coffee Company (or Folger's Coffee) in Kansas...
Article on the history and recent expansion of The Roasterie coffee company. The company was founded in 1993 in the Brookside home of Danny O’Neill. In 2012, The Roasterie renovated and doubled the size...
With Coffee Beans Hope Grows
November 1, 2006
Profile of Danny O'Neill and his company, The Roasterie. O'Neill turned his hobby of roasting coffee beans into a "Kansas City institution," which sells nearly 13,000 bags of beans per week throughout...
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