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JUN-JUL 2018

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BOOT There are too many great shops in Denver's coffee repertoire to men- tion them all, but a few more must-sips: • Crema Coffee House serves as the starting grounds, pun intended, for much of the Denver specialty scene, including many first-time barista jobs and for the now-who's-who in Denver coffee. Crema offers a rotating selection of local coffees including Novo and Huckleberry, as well as others from out of state. Opened in 2009 in the Five Points District, the slowly renovated shop offers great brews alongside local kombucha and delicious food. Choco- late-coconut monkey bread anyone? Plus the cool art just makes this funky space a great stop. Crema also has a bodega inside the Denver Central Market. • Copper Door Roasters, Denver's only 100 percent female-owned roastery was founded in 2006 by Sinjin Eberle and is now owned by Hannah Ulbrich, who has taken the whole- sale-focused business to two locations. The new production space opened in the fall of 2017 at the Yard on Santa Fe. Hannah roasts a variety of beans on her copper Diedrich. Breakfast burritos, oatmeal, and scones help tamper caffeine belly if you happen to overindulge. • Little Owl Coffee in LoDo is performance art at its fi nest and embodies yet another fantastic Denver collaboration story. Founded in 2013 by Seanna Forey, Little Owl is a sleek shop in the SugarCube Building on Blake Street highlighted with a giant marble wall, wood counters, and glass everywhere. Seanna has created a masterful space, and watching the baristas work is truly magical. Pourovers and house-made almond milk are divine. Jay DeRose (who launched MiddleState Roasters in 2014) was the lead barista when Little Owl opened. In 2015, he and Seanna partnered their businesses, and Jay still pulls the occasional shift as a guest barista even now as he is working on his MiddleState roastery ex- pansion, which opened late this spring. A café at the expanded roastery on Santa Fe Drive is scheduled for an August 2018 opening. • Devil's Food Bakery in the Wash Park neighborhood is a defi nite must-go. The bean offerings change monthly and include Sweet Bloom, Huckleberry, and MiddleState, as well as roasters from across the country. This old-fashioned bakery is nothing but fresh and full of charm. Handcrafted macaroons, cupcakes, and even mini-bundts delight the frequent shutterbugs. In addition to their fan- tastic baked goods, Devil's Food Bakery offer delicious salads and fresh bites, too. You may go for a snack and end up staying all day. • At Jubilee Roasting Company, coffee in- tersects with art in an inspiring way. Opened in 2015 and renovated in 2017, Jubilee is all caffeine up front and warehouse artist residency in the back. The friendly spot often offers live music and food, and their recent coffee-bag art collaboration series with local designs is a nice addition to the micro-lot offerings. Jubilee believes in its community, as evidenced by their practice of offering free drinks from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for all on the fi rst Friday of each month. Owner/operator Peter Wanberg says it's his way of giving back. "It's what Jubilee is all about. We stop and re-evaluate what we are here to do," he says. Although Denver's coffee scene is young, it's highlighted by expertise and collaboration. One could spend a solid week lapping up the caffeine across Denver, resulting in a new kind of Rocky Mountain High. SELECTED ESTATE COFFEES. Contact us for samples and offers. Your partner for superior green coffees and outstanding services since 1922. www.blasertrading.ch Please visit us at the WORLD OF COFFEE in Amsterdam, 21-23 June 2018, booth C20. 39 www.baristamagazine.com

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