'Coffee pot forest' grows along SW Blvd in Kansas City

Dan Weinbaum
November 14, 2017 - 2:56 pm

Kansas City, MO - A forest, of sorts, has sprouted along Southwest Boulevard. A forest of coffee pots.

A small grove of metal poles has sprung up on the edge of a parking lot just across from The Roasterie, a coffee company founded in KC, under the DC-3 airplane, named Betty, that rises over the company's facility on SW Blvd.

Danny O'Neill, founder of The Roasterie, says he was inspired to plant the idea by his own collection of coffee pots his mother Betty helped him grow, and took inspiration from places like the signpost forest along the Alaska Highway in Canada, and the Love Lock bridge in Paris.

Now Kansas City has the beginning of a coffee pot forest.  "The idea is to memorialize great memories. Bring it (coffee pot) down, write a message, hook it on here forever," said O'Neill.

The coffee pot forest is free and open to all who want to visit, or even add to the display.

O'Neill hopes to expand it, add some neon lighting, as people come to hang their coffee pots.


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