2914 Coffee may seem like an obvious name for a shop going in at 2914 West 25th Avenue, but it wasn't just the address that prompted owner Anthony Davis to choose that name for his new spot. "The numbers are meaningful because they're my anniversary," Davis explained when he announced his plans two months ago. "My wife, Melissa, and I got married in Mexico on 2/9 in a symbolic ceremony, and we were legally married on 2/14. They're meaningful numbers, so we decided to keep them in our name."
Lease in hand, Davis began to draw up plans for his coffee house. The barista learned to make drinks at north Boulder's Amante, a sleek, modern cafe where he worked for five years. He sought out a Denver address for his own gig because he lives in the Highland neighborhood and wanted to be closer to home.
Davis's original plan was to serve Kaladi Brothers coffee alongside tea, Italian sodas, pastries and ice cream in a place that was "homey, with a retro, eclectic feel inside." He'd also use his new venture as a studio for his artwork, rotating pieces through on a regular basis.
Now that he's getting closer to opening though, he says while the coffee concept and artwork remain unchanged, the decor scheme is a little different from what he'd originally planned. "We have some retro furniture in there, but it's got a more modern feeling now," he explains. "I think it took a turn for the better. I have all my artwork in there now, and we're pretty much ready to go."
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To that end, 2914 Coffee passed all of its inspections yesterday and will officially open on Saturday...sort of: "We're having what started as a friends and family event," Davis says. "We'll cater it and make drinks and stuff, but it kind of turned into a party where anyone can show up. There are plenty of people coming that I don't know."
The opening is from 2 to 6 p.m., and the shop will open for regular hours on Sunday at 6 a.m., and then it will be open every day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Davis gets a handle on the busy times and decides whether he needs to change the schedule.