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16 New Coffee Shops to Seek Out in Denver

The latest additions to the local café scene

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Coffee culture is going strong in Denver, with new and interesting coffee shops and roasting operations seemingly opening on the regular. The coffee shops on this map are the city’s most recent arrivals. And whether they’re run by high schoolers or they’re ethically sourced or woman-owned or Kickstarter-backed or just serving amazing cups of joe, each of them also has a story. Read on for 16 options.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Amethyst Coffee- Lakeside

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Like its sister location on Broadway, the Lakeside outpost of Amethyst is light, airy, and welcoming, bringing its unique style to North Denver. Woman-owned and with a proud policy of tolerance and inclusion, this second location brings the same creative drinks (think matcha lattes and sweet potato marshmallow steamers) with the exception of pour-overs and alcoholic beverages. Pastries come from Rebel Bread.

The Whack and Unwrap Drank at Amythyst Coffee
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Caffe Figurati at The Source

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From Commonwealth Roasters comes Caffe Figurati, which roughly translates to “don’t worry about it.” Roasting beans onsite at the Source, it features both a traditional Italian espresso bar and pour-over coffee drinks made in the Japanese style.

Caffe Figurati is part of The Source
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Pinwheel Coffee

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LoHi’s Pinwheel Coffee is operated by the students of two Montessori schools in Denver and Golden. Students learn accounting, marketing, and entrepreneurship while serving coffee by Middle State Roasters. Expect a standard menu of coffee drinks plus tea and hot chocolate with a choice of milks.

Latte art at Pinwheel Coffee
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Method Collective

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Method has been roasting beans since 2013, supplying more than 40 businesses in the state and operating a cafe at the University of Colorado Boulder. But it also just opened a coffee shop, Method Collective, in LoHi, with a menu of cortados, lattes, cappuccinos, pour-overs, and flavored syrups made onsite. The community-focused vibe is nice, too.

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Sapor Coffee & Concepts

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The industrial-chic Sapor Coffee & Concepts manages to be both sleek and welcoming, with white walls and lots of light from the garage-door windows that line one side of it. Caleb and Jeannie Sprenger began with a Kickstarter and use local Lakewood roaster Sweet Bloom — which happens to be owned by Caleb’s uncle. See the standard coffee fare plus chai, matcha, golden milk lattes, Upstart kombucha, and a rotating selection of pastries.

Matcha latte at Sapor Coffee & Concepts
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Huckleberry Roasters

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One of Sunnyside’s beloved coffee shops landed prime real estate at the Dairy Block in the lobby of the Maven Hotel. Huckleberry Roasters started in 2011 in a garage and now has two locations. The Dairy Block one offers all the coffee drinks plus hummus or avocado toasts, waffles topped in Noosa and fruit or lemon-thyme ricotta, and coffee milkshakes made with Frozen Matter ice cream.

Iced latte at Huckleberry Roasters
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Torpedo Coffee

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Kyle Wells ditched the corporate world to open Torpedo, a community-focused cafe in Park Hill. Torpedo offers nitro coffee, a standard roster of espresso drinks, tea lattes, and kombucha. A variety of pastries, Rosenberg’s bagels, and Delmar burritos are also sold in the bright atmosphere dotted with artwork.

Matcha, golden, and earl grey lattes at Torpedo
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Pablo's Coffee - East Colfax

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Pablo’s new HQ on Colfax boasts 6,000 square feet and a spacious, airy coffee shop, roastery, training and cupping lab (for classes for both staff and the public), and office space. It’s the only Pablo’s location with Wi-Fi, but like the others, it offers a full menu of coffee drinks and pastries.

The Leisurist blend from Pablo’s
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Little Lula Rose

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Little Lula Rose is just down the street from sister cafe Lula Rose General Store and is really more of a floral shop offering arranging workshops. But it also makes a short, basic menu of mean espresso drinks served out of the front window. Baristas use Middle State Coffee and invite passersby to come check out the plants and floral arrangements.

Little Lula Rose on East Colfax
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Brew Culture Coffee

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Neighboring Seedstock brewery on West Colfax (and sharing a patio), Brew Culture Coffee focuses on craft coffee from local roaster Sweet Bloom and has nine rotating kombucha taps. Oatmeal, sandwiches, and pastries provided by The Noshery are also on the menu.

Cortado at Brew Coffee Culture
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Doppio Coffee

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Serving coffee from local roasters Corvus, Doppio also offers pastries plus breakfast sandwiches, avocado toasts, coconut chia bowls, and panini. Drink options range from matcha lattes and cold brew floats to nitro and traditional espresso in a trendy warehouse space with garage doors for windows.

Matcha Crepe Cake and Matcha Latte at Doppio Coffee
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Jubilee Roasting Co.

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Jubilee Roasting Co. is based on the ideas of emancipation, restoration, and celebration, or as they describe it, “a reset button for society.” The warehouse that houses the coffee shop also hosts ten artists’ studios, retail space, and a roasting facility. The airy warehouse’s remodel was partly funded by the city with an interest in community outreach — which they celebrate monthly at their Day of Jubilee, with live music, free drinks, and grilling.

Latte at Jubliee Roasting Co.
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Middle State Coffee

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Denver roaster Middle State just moved to the Santa Fe Arts District and is in the process of building out a fresh new retail shop, which should open by spring. For now, fans of the brand can swing by the roastery Monday through Wednesday “or whenever the front door is open” to buy whole beans to take home with them.

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Queen City Collective Coffee

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Colorado natives and brothers Scott, Eric, and Luke Byington ran the Elias Fund, a rural community development non-profit focused on education, food aid, and micro-grants in Zimbabwe. They now share a collaborative space with Novel Strand Brewing in the Baker neighborhood, offering a full menu of coffee drinks and retail coffee. The coffee program goes for socially responsible sourcing from farm to cup.

Espresso at Queen City Collective Coffee
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Spur Coffee Denver

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A popular cafe and roaster in Littleton opened an outpost in Baker, offering classic coffee (and non-coffee) drinks but also a menu of toasts, oatmeal, granola, sandwiches, and salads. With gleaming white and silver fixtures and wood accents, Spur has become a pretty new neighborhood gathering place.

Latte art at Spur Coffee Denver
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Copper Door Coffee Roasters

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Copper Door opened a second location to expand its roasting operation, but also to educate customers with classes and demos based around the bean. Find a menu of coffee favorites with cheesecake and toaster pastries from Sugar Bakeshop, breakfast burritos, oatmeal, and other morning favorites.

Decorative lattes at Copper Door Roasters
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Amethyst Coffee- Lakeside

The Whack and Unwrap Drank at Amythyst Coffee
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Like its sister location on Broadway, the Lakeside outpost of Amethyst is light, airy, and welcoming, bringing its unique style to North Denver. Woman-owned and with a proud policy of tolerance and inclusion, this second location brings the same creative drinks (think matcha lattes and sweet potato marshmallow steamers) with the exception of pour-overs and alcoholic beverages. Pastries come from Rebel Bread.

The Whack and Unwrap Drank at Amythyst Coffee
Amythyst/Facebook

Caffe Figurati at The Source

Caffe Figurati is part of The Source
Caffe Figurati/Facebook

From Commonwealth Roasters comes Caffe Figurati, which roughly translates to “don’t worry about it.” Roasting beans onsite at the Source, it features both a traditional Italian espresso bar and pour-over coffee drinks made in the Japanese style.

Caffe Figurati is part of The Source
Caffe Figurati/Facebook

Pinwheel Coffee

Latte art at Pinwheel Coffee
Pinwheel Coffee/Facebook

LoHi’s Pinwheel Coffee is operated by the students of two Montessori schools in Denver and Golden. Students learn accounting, marketing, and entrepreneurship while serving coffee by Middle State Roasters. Expect a standard menu of coffee drinks plus tea and hot chocolate with a choice of milks.

Latte art at Pinwheel Coffee
Pinwheel Coffee/Facebook

Method Collective

Method Roasters [official]

Method has been roasting beans since 2013, supplying more than 40 businesses in the state and operating a cafe at the University of Colorado Boulder. But it also just opened a coffee shop, Method Collective, in LoHi, with a menu of cortados, lattes, cappuccinos, pour-overs, and flavored syrups made onsite. The community-focused vibe is nice, too.

Method Roasters [official]

Sapor Coffee & Concepts

Matcha latte at Sapor Coffee & Concepts
Sapor/Facebook

The industrial-chic Sapor Coffee & Concepts manages to be both sleek and welcoming, with white walls and lots of light from the garage-door windows that line one side of it. Caleb and Jeannie Sprenger began with a Kickstarter and use local Lakewood roaster Sweet Bloom — which happens to be owned by Caleb’s uncle. See the standard coffee fare plus chai, matcha, golden milk lattes, Upstart kombucha, and a rotating selection of pastries.

Matcha latte at Sapor Coffee & Concepts
Sapor/Facebook

Huckleberry Roasters

Iced latte at Huckleberry Roasters
Huckleberry Roasters/Facebook

One of Sunnyside’s beloved coffee shops landed prime real estate at the Dairy Block in the lobby of the Maven Hotel. Huckleberry Roasters started in 2011 in a garage and now has two locations. The Dairy Block one offers all the coffee drinks plus hummus or avocado toasts, waffles topped in Noosa and fruit or lemon-thyme ricotta, and coffee milkshakes made with Frozen Matter ice cream.

Iced latte at Huckleberry Roasters
Huckleberry Roasters/Facebook

Torpedo Coffee

Matcha, golden, and earl grey lattes at Torpedo
Torpedo Coffee/Facebook

Kyle Wells ditched the corporate world to open Torpedo, a community-focused cafe in Park Hill. Torpedo offers nitro coffee, a standard roster of espresso drinks, tea lattes, and kombucha. A variety of pastries, Rosenberg’s bagels, and Delmar burritos are also sold in the bright atmosphere dotted with artwork.

Matcha, golden, and earl grey lattes at Torpedo
Torpedo Coffee/Facebook

Pablo's Coffee - East Colfax

The Leisurist blend from Pablo’s
Pablo’s/Facebook

Pablo’s new HQ on Colfax boasts 6,000 square feet and a spacious, airy coffee shop, roastery, training and cupping lab (for classes for both staff and the public), and office space. It’s the only Pablo’s location with Wi-Fi, but like the others, it offers a full menu of coffee drinks and pastries.

The Leisurist blend from Pablo’s
Pablo’s/Facebook

Little Lula Rose

Little Lula Rose on East Colfax
Little Lula Rose/Facebook

Little Lula Rose is just down the street from sister cafe Lula Rose General Store and is really more of a floral shop offering arranging workshops. But it also makes a short, basic menu of mean espresso drinks served out of the front window. Baristas use Middle State Coffee and invite passersby to come check out the plants and floral arrangements.

Little Lula Rose on East Colfax
Little Lula Rose/Facebook

Brew Culture Coffee

Cortado at Brew Coffee Culture
Brew Coffee Culture/Facebook

Neighboring Seedstock brewery on West Colfax (and sharing a patio), Brew Culture Coffee focuses on craft coffee from local roaster Sweet Bloom and has nine rotating kombucha taps. Oatmeal, sandwiches, and pastries provided by The Noshery are also on the menu.

Cortado at Brew Coffee Culture
Brew Coffee Culture/Facebook

Doppio Coffee

Matcha Crepe Cake and Matcha Latte at Doppio Coffee
Doppio Coffee/Facebook

Serving coffee from local roasters Corvus, Doppio also offers pastries plus breakfast sandwiches, avocado toasts, coconut chia bowls, and panini. Drink options range from matcha lattes and cold brew floats to nitro and traditional espresso in a trendy warehouse space with garage doors for windows.

Matcha Crepe Cake and Matcha Latte at Doppio Coffee
Doppio Coffee/Facebook

Jubilee Roasting Co.

Latte at Jubliee Roasting Co.
Jubilee Roasting Co./Facebook

Jubilee Roasting Co. is based on the ideas of emancipation, restoration, and celebration, or as they describe it, “a reset button for society.” The warehouse that houses the coffee shop also hosts ten artists’ studios, retail space, and a roasting facility. The airy warehouse’s remodel was partly funded by the city with an interest in community outreach — which they celebrate monthly at their Day of Jubilee, with live music, free drinks, and grilling.

Latte at Jubliee Roasting Co.
Jubilee Roasting Co./Facebook

Middle State Coffee

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