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Denver's Best Coffee Houses for Coffee Fanatics

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With artisan roasters, specialty coffee drinks, and funky coffee-making machinery, the coffee house culture in Denver is the perfect ground for a stunning cup of joe and any other coffee drink variation. Independent java shops from across the metro area draw in coffee connoisseurs eager to enjoy the highest quality beans, roasted by the best roasters, prepared with skill and pride in the barista craft. Here are eleven of the best:


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Boxcar Coffee

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Highlight: outstanding house-roasted beans. Also check out the German vintage coffee roaster where master roaster Vajra Rich transforms carefully sourced coffee beans.
Highlight: rotating varieties of coffee beans from the best roasters around the country such as Dogwood, Handsome, and Sightglass.

Aviano Coffee

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Highlight: well-trained baristas and Intelligentsia beans.

Black Eye Coffee Shop

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Highlight: new Highlands coffee house with exceptional pourover coffee made with Boxcar Roasters beans. Bonus: Trompeau Bakery baked treats.

Happy Coffee

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Highlight: Heart, Four Barrel and Sightglass beans being used on all coffee drinks and spectacular latte art.

Metropolis Coffee

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Highlight: Herkimer beans from Seattle used for all coffee drinks, comfortable atmosphere and friendly service. Bonus: there is a second location at 1661 Central Street.

Corvus Coffee

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Highlight: house-roasted beans that are not only freshly roasted, but also fresh from coffee farms, grown in the current season.
Highlights: boutique Panama-raised coffee beans from Ninety Plus in chic environment. Bonus: fresh baked scones, muffins and croissants from pastry chef Deanna Scimio.

Ozo Coffee

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Highlights: micro lot and single origin beans roasted in the Ozo lab in Boulder. Pour overs and Chemexs are available exclusively at the Pearl Street location.

Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company

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Highlights: espresso drinks from a manual lever Rancilio machine and Novo and Corvus coffee beans served in pour over, Aeropress, Clover, and French press methods.

Logan's Espresso Cafe

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Highlight: well-done espresso and espresso drinks, friendly service, great pastries- the chocolate orange muffin is a star.

Boxcar Coffee

Highlight: outstanding house-roasted beans. Also check out the German vintage coffee roaster where master roaster Vajra Rich transforms carefully sourced coffee beans.

Crema

Highlight: rotating varieties of coffee beans from the best roasters around the country such as Dogwood, Handsome, and Sightglass.

Aviano Coffee

Highlight: well-trained baristas and Intelligentsia beans.

Black Eye Coffee Shop

Highlight: new Highlands coffee house with exceptional pourover coffee made with Boxcar Roasters beans. Bonus: Trompeau Bakery baked treats.

Happy Coffee

Highlight: Heart, Four Barrel and Sightglass beans being used on all coffee drinks and spectacular latte art.

Metropolis Coffee

Highlight: Herkimer beans from Seattle used for all coffee drinks, comfortable atmosphere and friendly service. Bonus: there is a second location at 1661 Central Street.

Corvus Coffee

Highlight: house-roasted beans that are not only freshly roasted, but also fresh from coffee farms, grown in the current season.

Gather

Highlights: boutique Panama-raised coffee beans from Ninety Plus in chic environment. Bonus: fresh baked scones, muffins and croissants from pastry chef Deanna Scimio.

Ozo Coffee

Highlights: micro lot and single origin beans roasted in the Ozo lab in Boulder. Pour overs and Chemexs are available exclusively at the Pearl Street location.

Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company

Highlights: espresso drinks from a manual lever Rancilio machine and Novo and Corvus coffee beans served in pour over, Aeropress, Clover, and French press methods.

Logan's Espresso Cafe

Highlight: well-done espresso and espresso drinks, friendly service, great pastries- the chocolate orange muffin is a star.

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