Location & Hours

Our coffee shop and roastery is located at 915 Alley A in beautiful downtown Columbia, MO. We serve and roast delicious coffee beverages using only the highest quality beans, ethically sourced from farmers across the world. Come have a cup today!

Regular Hours

Daily  |  7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Our Coffees

We have a seasonally rotating selection of specialty coffees available in various locations throughout Columbia and beyond.

Whole Bean

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  • Our shop at 915 Alley A
  • Both Clover’s Natural Market locations
  • Lucky’s Natural Market in Columbia
  • West and South Hy-Vee locations in Columbia
  • At the Candy Factory as part of a delicious coffee/chocolate basket

We also sell our delicious beans in our online store. We always roast to order so you get you the freshest coffee possible.

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A wholesale account with Shortwave Coffee is more than just dropping off a bag of beans. We work to develop and maintain relationships with our wholesale cafes, restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses. This means we’re here for you if you need education on brewing techniques, help buying equipment or just advice about how to best set up a coffee experience for your customers.

If you’re a cafe or restaurant, we can help you plan and purchase equipment, learn new brewing techniques and assist in serving the best product possible.

If you’re a grocery store, we can provide product demonstrations to help educate your customers about our product and boost sales.

We take pride in sourcing, roasting and selling only the highest quality coffees, and our coffee speaks for itself – you can taste the difference in one sip. Contact info@shortwavecoffee.com for our current wholesale offerings and more information about the services we can offer our wholesale customers.

No contracts, no gimmicks… just delicious coffee.

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We don’t just roast coffee – our owner has more than ten years of experience in the coffee industry as a lead barista, barista trainer and general “coffee guy.” Let us put that knowledge to work for you by making your event a coffee lover’s dream.

Full Espresso and Coffee Catering

We can provide a full-service espresso bar for drinks such as cappuccinos and lattes, and we also offer brewed coffee in a self-serve style or through a hand-brewed coffee bar. It’s your event, and we’ll work with you (and your budget) to create a unique experience for your guests.

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Shortwave provides catering for espresso and hand-brewed coffee.
Pop-up Cafe Events

We love to do demonstrations of coffee brewing techniques for our wholesale clients, but we also provide pop-up cafe services for local events. Unlike catering, these services are based on retail sales from customers at the event and don’t require payment by the organizer (similar to a “cash-bar” scenario).

Cafe Rental

Consider adding coffee to your next event. Our side space can be partitioned off during business hours, or if you’re looking for an after hours event, you can have the whole space.

Contact us for information!

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