THE story of vested coffee

Vested Coffee is located in the Garment District in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. In the early 1900s, the Garment District was one of the largest garment industries in the country, second only to New York City. Now, the historic factories have all been turned in to housing and businesses, and our shop is on the first level of one of the buildings. We like to say that our Kansas City coffee shop is established in history and devoted to good coffee.

The name Vested comes from the historical ties to the area, as well as the definition of the word, meaning to clothe with authority, power, or the like; to put in possession; to invest; to furnish; to endow. Our hope is that as you visit our Kansas City coffee shop, you feel cared for, intentionally served and empowered.


the shop giving 10% back to kansas city

Vested Coffee is committed to giving 10% back to the city we love. We want to invest in Kansas City through various non-profits and organizations. We will always let you know where our 10% is going, so keep an eye on our social media and in our shop.


The faces of your kansas city coffee shop

Meet Nolan and Susan! They are the pioneers behind this Kansas City coffee shop. They grew up in the Lone Star State, and have been married for 32 years (#goals). When they were just dating, they dreamt up the idea of owning a business together one day. Now, they’ve moved to Kansas City, became empty-nesters, and are chasing their dream by opening Vested Coffee.

She serves as CEO, Owner, and queen of Vested Coffee. Susan will be the first to greet you with a smile (and maybe even a hug!!), and will genuinely mean it when she asks, “Is there anything I can do for you?” She’s a servant leader, full of compassion and grace. Before she became the owner of Vested Coffee, Susan taught elementary school and served in kids ministry for 20 years. Now, she’s pulling espresso shots and leading the charge by chasing her dream of owning a small business. We are so inspired by her passion to learn and her vision to love people through serving an amazing cup of coffee.

Nolan is the brain-power behind the scenes, focusing on all things finances and numbers. He is detail-focused, and works so hard to make everything in Vested Coffee in tip-top shape. Nolan is quick to jump in and serve where there is a need, so you’ll see him behind the bar on the weekends! Before beginning the process of opening a business, Nolan worked in finance for churches and non-profits in Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. He’s full of southern hospitality, and will give you the best recommendation for your morning pastry. We are so thankful for how hard Nolan works to make Vested Coffee a success.