Second Best Coffee is an espresso-centric slow bar located in the Waldo neighborhood of South Kansas City. We strive to bring you a constantly changing selection of fantastic coffees from the best roasters in the country, as well as a selection of our own roasts. We brew everything by the cup using Clever Drippers or as shots through Kansas City's first Slayer Espresso Machine. Our beautifully crafted shop is at 328 w. 85th street | Kansas City, Missouri 64114.



Second Best Coffee, at its core, is a commitment to relentless improvement. Coffee is our passion, and we cannot imagine a day where we do not learn something new. We tinker and talk, research and read; absorbing anything and everything we can. Whether we're excited about the intricacies of coffee production in Costa Rica, working on a new roast profile, or tweaking our extraction parameters, we are constantly figuring out ways to translate new knowledge into better daily practices. Second Best is not a self-deprecation, but a way for us to acknowledge and pledge that tomorrow's coffee will clearly make today's Second Best.