—Photography by Sarah Boyum
Consider cold-brewing the artful slow coffee of java-making. If done right, the result is a smooth, full-flavored, low-acid cup. It’s also super concentrated (sorry, decaf fans), and it’s showing up all over the place. Our hunt for the area’s best cold brew revealed some universal truths about...
—Courtesy of Corvus Coffee Roasters
Denver is quickly asserting itself as a top coffee city. For proof, look to the cold-drink aisle of the market, where local companies are crowding out popular brands from Austin and Portland. A few worth picking up:
Boxcar Coffee Roasters’ bold Bottlerocket bucks conventional...
Though the craft coffee movement in Colorado has been booming for years, no roaster from the Centennial State had ever made Coffee Review’s (sort of like Wine Spectator for the coffee world) top 30 coffees list. That is, until last year, when Dragonfly Coffee Roasters' ...
April 21 2015, 2:13 PM
BluNozer's treats are made from family recipes.
There’s nothing quite like cozying up with a mug of coffee in mom’s kitchen. That’s just the feeling you’ll find at Dorothy Timmons Hotchkiss’ month-old BluNozer Kaffee-Tiques. The cafe, which sits on Ivy Street just south of Colfax Avenue, features all the amenities of a charming dining room—with...
April 10 2015, 10:30 AM
—Crazy Mountain Brewery
Snowcat Coffee Stout, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Edwards
Serving Type: A draft pint, thought it’s also available in 12-ounce cans
ABV: 5.9 percent
Malty? Hoppy? Malty, thanks to the chocolate and coffee notes
Reviewed: March 2015
March 20 2015, 11:00 AM
The future home of Alpine Modern Café —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
Fresh pastries, great coffee, thoughtful nibbles, and a welcoming vibe are my prerequisites for a perfect neighborhood coffee shop. The Alpine Modern Café, slated to open in mid-May, promises to be that and more.
Owner Lon McGowan is in the process of a top-to-bottom remodel of the...
March 4 2015, 10:30 AM
Photos by Nicole Blanchard
For many animal lovers (myself included) the prospect of a warm drink, squishy armchair, and fuzzy companion sounds like perfection. So when Japanese coffeehouses started offering cats to accompany their coffee, Americans were eager to join in.
Denver Cat Company opened in December amid the...
February 18 2015, 10:30 AM
If there's anything that can turn my harried mornings into productive ones, it's the calming and restorative powers of Mercantile Dining & Provision's almond milk. The Union Station eatery makes a batch each day, all by the simple but can't-be-hurried process of soaking Marcona almonds...
February 16 2015, 9:30 AM