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The Beginner’s Guide to Denver’s Exploding Craft Coffee Scene

Where to drink coffee now, which beans to buy, how to make a better cup of joe at home, and everything else you need to know to enjoy coffee in the Mile High City.

5280 December 2015

Features

Something For Everyone (On Your Nice List)

The perfect presents—at the perfect prices—for everybody from your secret Santa to your soul sister. Bonus: They’re all designed or made right here in Colorado.

Inside Denver’s City Council

As it welcomes seven new members, the City Council has a long to-do list. But do you really understand how this governing body works? A look at the people who shape life in the Mile High City.

Life After Death

How District Attorney George Brauchler became Colorado’s most visible proponent of capital punishment.

Home of the Brave

From police officers to soldiers to search-and-rescue squads, the Centennial State is full of people who put themselves at risk to help others. The question, though, is why? Discover Colorado’s courageous side.

Department

Follow The Animal Tracks

Why winter is the best season for researchers to get a bead on Colorado wildlife.

From the Editor

Politically Correct

A letter from the editor of our December 2015 issue.

Front Range

Growth Spurt

A Denver program that treats mental illness in infants is set to expand this month in Northeast Park Hill.

Man Of The People

A Q&A with the republican president of the Colorado state senate.

Star on the Sidelines

Former NHL coach George Gwozdecky begins his high school coaching career this month. He’s not the only pro who’s coached preps, though.

The ‘Burbs Aren’t So Bad

One writer discovers a bit of the big city in suburbia.

2015: Year in Review

Our annual reminder of the good, the bad, and the ugly in Colorado this past year.

Scene

DIY Destinations

Rather than muddling through a too-lofty Pinterest project this year, let these craft pros guide you.

Drinks For The Season

Local bartenders pick drinks that go beyond nog—and teach you how to make them.

Creates An Avatar

CodeBaby’s online avatars make surfing the internet easier.

Santa’s Workshop

Susen Mesco’s exacting standards ensure the Kris Kringles who graduate from her school are as close to the “real thing” as possible.

Star Power

The Hateful Eight wasn’t the only project to shine the spotlight on Colorado this year: a look at our state’s 15 minutes of (2015) fame.

How “The Hateful Eight” Made a $60 Million Impact on Colorado

Thanks, Tarantino.

Fat (Biking) Chances in Colorado

Where to give the latest trend in winter sports a spin this season.

Gear Buzz: Gaugewear

Tinker with digital toys without freezing your fingers off with this new wearable.

The Guide to Jefferson Park

It’s this little district’s time to shine. Full of eateries, shopping and more, here is your guide to this new hot spot.

Betting (On) The Farm

Newcomers and neighborhood veterans come together for a new urban homesteading–focused market.

Eat and Drink

Top Ramen

Where to dig into Denver’s piping-hot ramen scene.

Best Bites: Abejas

The new face of Golden’s dining scene.

How To: Make Chocolate Ganache

Pizzeria Locale’s easy-to-make chocolate glaze will be your new best friend.

Beer Me

Four ways to spice up your winter brews.

Eat Cheap: Jamaican Grill

A taste of the tropics, right on West Eighth Avenue.

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