Here at The Roasterie, we partner with more than just restaurants and grocery stores. We are always interested in customers from a wide variety of industries—including the catering industry. Twenty years ago, we were fortunate enough to find one of the most sought-after caterers in the Kansas City area: Lon Lane Inspired Occasions. Lucky for us, Lon Lane has stuck with us for the past 20 years and can’t seem to get enough of our coffee creations.
Lon Lane first came in contact with The Roasterie when Bean Baron Danny O’Neill was stocking shelves at a local grocery store in Kansas City. A few times a week, Lon and Danny would catch up and after awhile, the relationship began to grow into a friendship. It wasn’t long until the two found similarities in their businesses. Danny was brewing coffee from his basement and Lon was cooking out of his home for his catering business. The two had a lot in common and hit it off right away.
“We had a friendship first and a business relationship second,” says Lon Lane, owner of Inspired Occasions. “Danny runs a great business with a vision that matches our own. It’s a great match for us.”
It should come to no surprise that Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions became a customer of The Roasterie right away. Lon and Danny developed a custom blend known as Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions blend, which just so happens to be Lon’s favorite blend from the Roasterie (but the Kansas City Blend, the Holiday Blend and the Classic Cup Café Blend are close behind!).
In addition to providing its own custom blend (both regular and decaf) to its customers, Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions also serves a new Roasterie creation—a cappuccino punch with Roasterie’s Dizzy Three vodka for the summer. Doesn’t that sound refreshing?
Throughout the past 20 years, we have had a lot of fun working with Lon Lane and the staff at Inspired Occasions—especially now that we have opened our Bean Hangar event space doors! We like to think that Lon Lane and his team have had a little fun with us too.
“I like The Roasterie’s approach to coffee,” explains Lon Lane. “Danny runs a great business and always pays attention to detail. The Roasterie has great beans, great people, a great roasting process plus they provide a hands-on personal experience. That speaks for itself.”
We would like to thank Lon Lane for selecting and sticking with The Roasterie as his specialty coffee company for the past 20 years. It’s because of our first customers that we are experiencing the successes that we are today. A huge thanks to Inspired Occasions for believing in The Roasterie and bringing delicious coffee to the Kansas City event industry!