Consider the brownie. For some, the bar—dense, sweet, and rich—represents the ultimate chocolate treat. Me, not so much. I usually find the dessert monochromatic and cloying. I’d rather have a piece of pie, a spoonful of panna cotta, or a snickerdoodle. That is, until I tasted Stowaway Coffee...
January 12 2016, 10:30 AM
If there’s a craze that’s officially jumped the shark, it’s pumpkin spice (flavored margarine or potato chips, anyone?). But don’t let the hysteria stop you from enjoying a truly special seasonal taste at Stella’s Coffee Haus on South Pearl Street.
The neighborhood landmark...
October 23 2015, 10:30 AM
Avocado toast and a cortado at Black Eye.
Coffee shop by day, bar by night: Black Eye Coffee, which on Monday opened a new location in Capitol Hill, is the superhero of mixed-use cafes. This little shop manages to do both coffee and cocktails right.
“You do not want to go to a bar that feels like a coffee shop, and you don’t want to go...
October 9 2015, 11:47 AM
—Photo by Kendall Ruth
The launch of the semiannual Coffee Masters Tournament in London and New York this year was certainly buzz-worthy. The worldwide competition (think: Iron Chef for java) invited 20 talented baristas from around the globe to compete onstage—foaming, swirling, and tasting...
October 6 2015, 3:35 PM
Photo by Carol W. Maybach
A coffee shop by day and bourbon bar by night might seem a difficult business venture to pull off, but Kentucky-native Sheena Ferguson captured the best of those two worlds when she opened the Bluegrass Coffee & Bourbon Lounge in Olde Town Arvada.
At the heart of...
September 9 2015, 10:30 AM
Carbon's E.T. coffee drink and the Golden Arches breakfast sandwich will do you right—anytime of day.
If one thing draws you through Carbon Beverage Cafe’s doors, it should be the E.T. The drink (pictured) is a mix of espresso (the “E”) and tonic (the “T”) and lemon verbena. Sound weird? Maybe a little, but it’s the refreshing new face of iced coffee.
The tonic-and-coffee phenomenon has been...
August 28 2015, 1:45 PM
A barista works the ultracool Modbar espresso machine at Alpine Modern Café.
Lon McGowan’s new Alpine Modern Café isn’t just another espresso joint, it’s the latest incarnation of the Boulderite’s plan to define global, hyperstylish mountain living.
In short order, McGowan has launched a Boulder home furnishings store, a thick coffee table magazine, and...
August 26 2015, 10:30 AM
The full line from Hotbox Roasters. —Photo by Kiran Herbert
Oskar Blues first began brewing beer in Lyons almost two decades ago, gaining a reputation as the first United States craft brewery to can its beer. Today, Dale's Pale Ale is the number one selling pale ale in Colorado, and the company has expanded significantly, boasting a rotating tap list of 44...
July 6 2015, 10:30 AM