From Denver's blossoming coffee scene comes the first Allegro Coffee Roasters shop, launched by Allegro Coffee Co., the craft brand within Whole Foods Market. The first freestanding micro-roasting facility is set to open November 14 at 4040 Tennyson Street in a former neighborhood hardware store.
The location will focus on single origin coffees from around the world, according to Allegro's Director of Sourcing, Darrin Daniel. On the menu will be the first-ever coffee from Northern Thailand. The social space will also provide Colorado-sourced milk, syrups, pastries, and snacks made in-house. Guests can expect coffee and tea tastings along with other customer events.
The ACR concept has already been tested in two Whole Foods Market stores in Brooklyn and the Bay Area. The brand, one of the first certified organic roasters in the country, originally launched in Boulder circa 1977, endeavors to be transparent with every pour, from supply to sourcing to roasting, between the farmer, customer, production and retail team.
The 4,000-square-foot space, originally built in 1947, will include original hardwood floors and ceiling trusses have been preserved as well as some of the original typography on the interior brick wall. The decor will be clean and contemporary, with a 30-foot marble coffee bar. An in-store roaster will be the focal point of the space, and coffee enthusiasts can sip and enjoy the stadium seating as well as a spacious patio.