© Inspire Café

955 Washington St., Suite 105, 

Schmid Innovation Center, Dubuque, IA

563-583-8338

inspireinfo@inspire-cafe.net

We look forward to sharing our good vibes and yummy food and drinks.

OUR ROASTER KALDIS FROM ST. LOUIS, MO

WHY WE CHOSE KALDIS AS OUR ROASTER​

 

Kaldi’s Coffee specializes in sustainably sourcing and roasting the finest coffees and teas in the world. They bring the best products to those new to coffee, and to enthusiasts searching for a premium coffee experience as well.  Kaldi's goes beyond fair trade and sustainability for the environment and for farmers as it supports organic agriculture and ethical trade and invests in the empowerment of women and preservation of wildlife. 


For more information about our wonderful roaster simply click here.

 

So What the Heck is Kaldis?

 

In 6th century Ethiopia, a goat herder named Kaldi stumbled upon his wandering flock as they sampled berries from nearby bushes. Ordinarily sluggish, his goats had an unusual amount of energy. After tasting several berries himself, Kaldi discovered that the berries were the cause for the increased energy. It wasn’t long before coffee beans and their stimulating effect traveled far and wide.

 

Karldis is so committed to not only their stores and cafes, but to every coffee drinker they have.  They also help provide and be involved in their community.   Here is what others have to say about them.

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Awards for Kaldlis

2016

INSIDE COLUMBIA

- In March 2016, we were selected as the Best Place to Get a Cup of Coffee by Inside Columbia.

LADUE NEWS PLATINUM LIST

- In March 2016, we were selected as the best coffee house in St. Louis by the readers of the Ladue News.

 

2015

RIVERFRONT TIMES - BEST OF ST. LOUIS 2015

- In November 2015, our Kayak's location was selected by the Riverfront Times as one of The 10 Best Fast-Casual Restaurants in St. Louis.

 
RIVERFRONT TIMES - BEST OF ST. LOUIS 2015

- In October 2015, we were selected by the readers as best coffeehouse in St. Louis in the Riverfront Times' 2015 Best of St. Louis

FEAST MAGAZINE - FEAST 50 2015

- In August 2015, we were selected as best coffee roaster and best coffee shop in both St. Louis and the Missouri region in Feast Magazine's Feast 50 2015

 
SAUCE MAGAZINE - READER'S CHOICE 2015

- In June 2015, we were selected as the favorite coffee house and the favorite coffee roaster in St. Louis in Sauce Magazine's Reader's Choice 2015

ALIVE MAGAZINE'S "WE HEART ST. LOUIS: BEST OF THE CITY"

- In June 2015, we were selected as the best coffee house in St. Louis in ALIVE Magazine's "We Heart St. Louis: Best of the City" People's Choice Awards

LADUE NEWS PLATINUM LIST

- In March 2015, we were selected as the best coffee house in St. Louis by the readers of the Ladue News. (Our Kayak's Cafe was voted as a runner-up, too!)

MOST ICONIC COLLEGE TOWN RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.

- In March 2015, our Kayak's cafe was selected as one of "The 39 most iconic college town restaurants in the U.S."

GOOD FOOD AWARD WINNER

- In January 2015, our Ethiopia Dama was chosen as a Good Food Award Winner, with special selection as a Gold Seal winner