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Thou Mayest Open a Coffee Shop to Sell Thy Roasted Treasures

Thou Mayest partner Bo Nelson gets intimate with his coffee.

Thou Mayest partner Bo Nelson gets intimate with his coffee.

The owners of Kansas City upstart Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters are planning a Spring opening for their first storefront.

The Kansas City Star reports that the one-year-old roastery will open at 419 E. 18th St. in the East Crossroads, including an upstairs event space and a patio overlooking the Crossroads KC music venue.

Thou Mayest’s menu will include coffee drinks and pastries. But it also will be a place where people can gather for “meaningful conversations.” From the KC Star story:

“When people say ‘let’s go get a cup of coffee’ that’s a conduit. What you want is a relationship,” said Bo Nelson, a partner in the business with Bill Holzhueter, Dave Mullikin and Brendon Hildreth. “We are local guys in a local startup wanting to promote and ‘cross-pollinate’ with other Kansas City businesses.”

Thou Mayest, which borrows its name from a passage in John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, also happens to have one of the loveliest promotional videos around.

Thou Mayest from Nathan Eaton on Vimeo.

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