Joseph Brodsky

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Novo Coffee gets the Geisha: How much would you pay for the world's best beans?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Novo Coffee gets its hands on the Geisha, the world's most celebrated (and costly) beans

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Local coffee achiever's $12 cup of joe makes the New York Post

    Joseph Brodsky's keen nose led him to one of the most expensive coffees around.​In the 2006 Westword story "Pot of Gold," we detailed a strange expedition to the wilds of Ethiopia to find the fabled origins of the Geisha, one of the world's most celebrated and expensive coffees. Among the coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Brit's Pick for the Starz Denver Film Festival, November 19: A Room and a Half, or a Sentimental Journey to the Homeland

    "A Room and a Half, or a Sentimental Journey to the Homeland."​Editor's note: This year's Starz Denver Film Festival, November 12-22, features more than 200 films. To help navigate this cinematic abundance of riches, we asked fest artistic director Brit Withey to highlight some worthy selectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Pass Around the Cup for One of Denver’s Top Roasters

    You may have noticed that your favorite local cup of joe has lately tasted a bit off, even a tad bitter. If so, there’s a reason: The local coffee community has been shaken to its core by painful news about one of its key members: 26-year-old Semeon Abay, head roaster for Denver-based Novo Coffee, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    Magic Beans

    As we wrote about in “Pot of Gold," Joseph Brodsky, coffee buyer for the Denver-based boutique coffee roaster Novo Coffee, traveled to Ethiopia last October to search out the African origins of the Panamanian Geisha coffee bean, widely considered one of the best coffees in the world. When the tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Of Coffee and Commerce

    As reported in the Westword story Pot of Gold and in follow-up blogs, some folks in the coffee business are casting a critical eye on fair trade coffee, a certification system that guarantees coffee farmers get paid a minimum $1.26 per pound of beans. Some argue that not only is fair trade threaten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    A latte work

    Last we heard from Denver coffee entrepreneur and explorer Joseph Brodsky, he was planning to stay in Ethiopia indefinitely to seek out the best undiscovered coffee beans—such as the legendary Geisha—the birthplace of java had to offer. He's still there, looking for his beans in wild f ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Pot of Gold

    Joseph Brodsky has a nose for great coffee. It led him all the way to Ethiopia, in search of the Geisha.

  • News

    December 14, 2006