What About That Bloc ?
Who am I to talk about Bloc? . . . I used to drop by Maps, in person, from time to time. Now I am farther away and can't do that. When Bloc first became available at Maps, I sampled some. I loved the stuff!! I bought it several times. I shared with friends. But, life happens . . . Years passed . . . Now, I've just become a mail-order customer! . . . This morning, moments ago as I type this, I tried Bloc again for the first time in years . . . Yes, it has many things in common with Dark Chocolate. Yes. . . . Yes, it actually is coffee. . . . It is a hand-made by the artisans at Maps. Why mention that? Because each batch will be subtly different. And so, my experience this morning? . . . Crisp and firm and rich, like excellent dark chocolate . . . Melted in the mouth more easily than I remembered . . . Very chocolate-like until . . . The coffee flavors arrived! . . . The coffee flavors in this batch were slightly darker and slightly stronger than the early versions from years ago . . . After the first piece, I was ready for another, but . . . I must limit myself to just one serving of Bloc, because I am also enjoying a large mug of Maps coffee ! . . . Should you try Bloc ? . . . Oh yes. . . . Have some !
Bought gift set with Coffee Block for two people. Have heard all positive feedback. Both parties hid from family so they could have plenty.
Excellent afternoon pick-me-up
I LOVE BLOC! As a mother of three, I’m always in need of little boost of energy. Bloc is my new favorite afternoon treat. I love how I can quickly (and deliciously!) get a bit of afternoon coffee without having to brew a cup. So good!
Delicious...a perfect blend of dark chocolate and coffee. It has suddenly become my new "go-to'" post lunch sweetness....
One of my favorite places to go. The owner makes the most amazing coffee and chocolate! I highly recommend Maps to anyone who is a lover of coffee and/or chocolate.
Finally found coffee worth driving across town for!!!.....Quite possibly one of the best cold brews I've ever had..... Like ever
Great fresh roasted coffee and amazing hand-made chocolate! Going back for more. 😋
Expert coffee roasting with a personal touch. If you have not been there drop what you’re doing immediately and go get some of these delicious beans.
Absolutely amazing coffee and chocolate. I would highly recommend. We have friends come from Alabama and Nepal for the coffee.
Vince always has recently roasted coffee, and it DOES make a difference. AND he has the best-tasting DECAF anywhere, the last bag I had was better than most other whole bean coffees.
I’ve tried just about every coffee in KC, and Maps is the best.
Best coffee I've had in YEARS. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. The chocolate was also amazing. I know where I'll be buying my coffee from, from now on.
You’ll find the most welcoming environment and delicious tasting COFFEE & CHOCOLATE in the greater KC Area!
I live in Tennessee and whenever I travel to KC, I stop in and pick up a few bags, hang out and have a cup and do some emails. Get the “Milk” roast, it’s the best coffee I’ve ever had.
Such a great place! The owner is so friendly and full of so much knowledge, and his cold brew is the absolute best. His chocolate is delicious too, with unique flavors!
Been to most of the coffee shops/roasters in KC. This one is by far the best...Found my perfect coffee. Maps is my new spot.
βloc is made with the same focus on quality as our chocolate.
We refine each batch in house, hand pour and hand wrap each brick, and pop a sticker on the box.
We leave no stone unturned in creating quality you can taste.
Where will you go?
βloc can go with you on any adventure! Bake with it, hike with it, or eat it on the run.