Special blend coffee called Renegade. Black Drip Coffee
Charon provides operational leadership and manages social for Black Drip Coffee. Raised in Kansas City, Mo, born in Leominster, Massachusetts. Charon graduated from Lincoln College Prep High School, and attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City majoring in engineering. Charon has worked with BNSF rail for 14 years, and operated 4 business during the time, including The Porter House KC. His appreciation for the community of Kansas City is driven by his love for the city. Charon loves to help business owners and startups in KC with providing the tools and resources to efficiently operate their businesses.
Daniel provides organizational leadership and direction to Black Drip Coffee. He is a native of Kansas City, Mo and graduated from The Bishop Hogan High School. He has worked in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors in the past 14 years, and has started/owned/operated 5 businesses, including The Porter House KC. Dan's affinity for the not-for-profit sector, and specifically helping in the underserved populations started roughly 20+ years ago when his mother exposed him to the importance of helping others. This experience gave him a deep appreciation for the not-for-profit work being done in the underserved communities of color, and fueled his drive to help those in need.
Our amazing coffee is the "wake me up coffee" that you need to start your day. It brings you energy and motivation so you can grind and hustle every day. But most importantly, our coffee is for the culture.
Our whole coffee beans are roasted at Messenger Coffee Co. at 16th and Grand. They are medium roasted and are a mixed blend from Guatemala, Columbia, and Brazil. These are harvested, washed, and dried by farmers from those countries—all of whom the team at Messenger Coffee Co. had personally met.
Read more about the origin of our whole coffee beans here: thttps://messengercoffee.co/pages/our-story
Origin of the Beans
Quality driven farmers cultivate their coffee crop to be its best. It is their work that builds the foundation for what makes great coffee. A sincere relationship is defined not only by the end result, but also by the beginning and by everything in-between. We are committed to developing real relationships and buying coffee in a manner that is honest and ethical. By drinking coffee sourced this way, you are making a measurable impact for the producers and their families.
In the Black Drip Coffee first blend Renegade
Three of the farmers MARIO VALIENTE from FINCA COLOMBA, JULIO MELENDEZ PEREZ from Brazil Santa Ana, El Salvador and FINCA EL ZAPOTE from Acatenango, Guatemala wash and sun dry out the coffee beans in each Black Drip Coffee bag of Renegade brand. The Messenger Coffee Co medium roast these beans to its premium roasted state. Everything is local based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Brazil : Cupping notes: Chocolate, nutty, fruity aftertaste; light acidity, sweet, full body. Clean and balanced.
Columbia: A typical Central American coffee that came out of a mill in Santa Ana, El Salvador. It is from the region is the third largest coffee producer in the country.
Cupping Notes: creamy body, nutty, slight citrus
Guatemala: Sun-dried the old fashioned way at the most modern mill in Guatemala's top coffee growing region, this Antigua has good acidity with a deep, bittersweet chocolate flavor. Its great aroma and full, yet mellow-body make it a great cup that won't overpower whatever it is served with.
The aroma is rich, dark, chocolate, classic on the nose. The acidity is low to medium, and the body is full. And very balanced for every cup. The flavor is subtle, dark, mocha notes, and rich.
Together we made a wonderful blend!!
Thank you so much Bubba!