I am always skeptical when anyone calls anything unrelated to sports a "game changer." And when the allegedly "game-changing" item is a turkey burger at Burger King, my eyebrow hits my hairline. I caught this description in a random Internet story about how, with its spring menu rollout, BK became t ... More >>
The idea that "one size fits all" is just plain wrong. From something as simple as clothing (boxy T-shirts) to something as complex as currency (the Euro), there's no way to please everyone with a middle-of-the-road solution.
Coffee shops realized this long ago, allowing us to add our own sugar an ... More >>
"We're trying to create a community, a place where you can go and know that your friends are going to be there," says Colin Floom, co-owner of Roostercat Coffee House, which opened last week at 1045 Lincoln Street.
Surrounded by business types pecking at laptops, the smell of brewing coffee, and t ... More >>
In December of last year, Jake Brodsky, the chief bean at NOVO Coffee, shuttered his only retail location, at the Denver Art Museum, moving his entire operation -- roasting, retail, coffee-cupping classes and all -- to his existing roasting facility at 3008 Larimer Street.
But while the museum loca ... More >>
Sugar House is gone, as is Perky Cups. But if you're interested in wearing a hot outfit while pouring hot coffee, Hot Chick a Latte has a job for you. A sibling of the Seattle chain opened at 4736 East Colfax Avenue two years ago, and just posted a help-wanted ad on Craigslist:
Uh, get your lattes here?The sign didn't quite seem right: Carioca Cafe -- better known to patrons as Bar Bar, one of the best and last true dives in downtown Denver -- will soon be serving espresso? But the Budweiser-emblazoned banner hanging on the newly installed outdoor smoking corral was ... More >>
Six years ago, Seattle-born brothers Tommy and Tim Thwaites borrowed some money from their parents to launch Coda Coffee, a metro Denver roaster that drew on the their combined three decades of experience in the industry. A year or two into their venture, the brothers started focusing more on the pe ... More >>
Denver has no shortage of coffee shops, but Emily's Coffee is something special. A project of the Emily Griffith Technical College (formerly known as the Emily Griffith Opportunity School) that's located at the adult-education facility at 1261 Glenarm Street, the new spot is now serving coff ... More >>
Up until about ten years ago, coffee seemed to have its grip firmly around us. Just take the songs below, for example. You won't find any written in the past decade, which is a little sad, the death of coffee and all. Because no one is going to write a song about the energizing effects of a Starbuck ... More >>
Boutique roaster Novo Coffee recently got a batch of Esmeralda Geisha, one of the most lauded coffees in the world and the subject of the Westword feature "Pot of Gold."
If you stop by Novo's retail location at the Museum Residences, 1200 Acoma Street, you can grab a cup for yourself for $4 ... More >>
As Denver's boutique coffee scene continues to develop, establishments are offering up an ever-increasing variety of Joe, from the essence of Tanzanian peaberries extracted through a French Press to Sumatran varietals processed through beakers and tubes straight out of a mad scientist's labor ... More >>
Ozo Coffee Co.There's still plenty of construction going on in the old Bart's CD Cellar space at 1015 Pearl Street in Boulder, but after nearly six months, Ozo Coffee Co. is close to finishing its new shop -- which means it will soon start pouring drinks in downtown Boulder.
Laura ShunkNovo Coffee sources and roasts some of our favorite coffee beans in town. Herb, Jake and Joe Brodsky (who went on to find Ninety Plus Coffee, a sourcing and distribution company), the father and sons behind the operation, spend a lot of time forging relationships, searching for be ... More >>
Ozo Coffee Co., located at 5340 Arapahoe Avenue, in Boulder, has been caffeinating crowds even from its semi-distant digs out on 53rd and Arapahoe since it opened in 2007, so it stands to reason that when the shop opens its second location, on a busy block of the west end of Pearl Street, it' ... More >>
Should I leave room for cream?The bikini barista coffee shop trend may have only begun in Colorado (for more on two stores in Colorado Springs, see below), but it has reached full, mature size in the Seattle area, where a "pop-punk" band called Quickie recently released a song and video dedic ... More >>
Since the mid-1980s, crowds of hipsters have populated the dark rooms at Paris on the Platte, 1553 Platte Street, sipping espresso and smoking cigarettes (until December of last year, when the joint finally went non-smoking) in one of Denver's favorite alternative coffeehouses.
Now, the crew ... More >>
A new coffee and tea lounge will open its doors this fall in Five Points serving java, loose leaf teas, ice cream, pastries and breakfast burritos, with an emphasis on serving products made by local vendors. Coffee at the Point will take over the space formerly occupied by Blackberries, 710 E ... More >>
I thought I saw a vision of Jesus in my latte, but it was actually the guy who's bigger than Jesus, John Lennon.
In this video, local latte artist Michael Keen of Studio 6 Coffee in the Santa Fe Arts District shows how to do one of his many foamy portraitures.