Congrats to the 10th Winner of The Roasterie Adventure!

We are thrilled to announce our 10th Roasterie Adventure Finalist!  Congratulations to Ashli Salman of Overland Park, KS—you’ve been entered to win a coffee bean-picking trip to Costa Rica!

Ashli describes her winning photo as “a reflection of our friendship and what keeps it healthy. The Roasterie is a part of that.”

Every Saturday morning, Ashli and her best friend meet at the Roasterie Café in Leawood to catch up over coffee.  After they’ve had their fill, the two go next door to Lululemon or outside to practice yoga together.  This ritual has not only brought the two friends closer together, but has allowed Ashli to talk to her best friend about the challenges of nursing school.

As a matter of fact, Roasterie espresso and coffee was another thing that helped Ashli cope with the long hours of nursing school.  In the mornings, Ashli would make the “Ashli Drink”, a delicious DIY Roasterie mocha frappuccino made of a double shot of Roasterie espresso, a scoop of chocolate protein powder and some chocolate syrup.

“Because of nursing school and my current position, I have had the chance to travel across the country and taste a lot of different coffees, but no coffee compares to The Roasterie,” explains Ashli.  “I lived on Roasterie coffee throughout nursing school, especially when I would only get 3-4 hours of sleep.”

The stars seemed to align for Ashli and her best friend (pictured above) one Saturday morning at The Roasterie.  The two were dreaming up going to Costa Rica together on a vacation.  As Ashli went to throw away her finished coffee, she saw a sign for The Roasterie Adventure.  Immediately, the duo planned their yoga and coffee-inspired photo shoot.  It seemed to be destiny.

“Going to Costa Rica would be a great way to bond with my best friend and thank her for helping me through nursing school,” explains Ashli. “Plus, it would be a great opportunity to learn more about coffee.”

Ashli will join the following Roasterie Adventure semifinalists for the chance to win a bean-picking adventure in Costa Rica and other great prizes:

  • Jeff Garfinkle, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lisa Finholm, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Lara Carlson of Alma, Arkansas
  • Jason Ebberts of Overland Park, Kansas
  • Jaime Sheickert of Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Mandi Anderson of Lenexa, Kansas
  • Amanda Loftin of Shawnee, Kansas
  • Holly Urkevich of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sara Danner of Raytown, Missouri

Haven’t heard of The Roasterie Adventure?  You need to get on board!  In honor of our 20th anniversary, we are running a photo contest in which participants are entered to win trip for two for coffee bean-picking in Costa Rica (and many other prizes).

The Roasterie Adventure asks participants to submit a photo that portrays the Roasterie brand in day-to-day life (through the Roasterie name, logo, product, café, factory or other representation).  After submitting, participants must encourage their friends, family members and loved ones to publically vote for their photo.  The fourteen photos with the most votes (plus an extra winner from The Roasterie’s recent Mug Shot Photo Contest) will advance to the semifinal round.  A final winner will be selected by The Roasterie staff, including Bean Baron Danny O’Neill, in July of 2013.

The Roasterie Adventure will run from January 1, 2013 until June 30, 2013.  Upload your favorite Roasterie photo at and then vote for your favorites!  Good luck!