The philosophy of Blip Roasters centers around how the owners live their lives and what drives them: Community, loyalty, coffee and motorcycles. Ian Davis the 25-year-old coffee roaster has set up shop in the West Bottoms and named his business after a throttle blip, a motorcycle part. With the goal to use motorcycles and coffee, “as a catalyst to unify, to grow and to enhance our lives and the lives around us.” The coffee venue was created on a tight budget, Davis sold his Toyota truck to finance the roast for the shop that cost him around $12,000, add the new machine to a refurbished 10-year-old espresso
machine and renovated the space himself and Blip Roasters was born. Blip is located at 1331 St. Louis Avenue in Kansas City and boasts that his fair-trade coffee beans and environmentally friendly packaging are not only delicious but also cheap. He serves a daily special roast, latte or cappuccino for only $3 and a cup of house coffee for $2. Davis claims that the people who live in the West Bottoms are primarily artists and he hopes that he can serve them great coffee at a reasonable price.
Blip Roasters hosts and participates in multiple events around Kansas City You can also
purchase the fair-trade coffee on their website.
Make sure you go check them out.