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Fifteen of the Best Coffee Shops in Denver

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There is a coffee revolution brewing in Denver. There are high-quality locally-roasted beans, well-trained baristas versed in innovative ways of brewing coffee and creative latte art, and an audience of caffeine lovers patronizing the ever-growing number of coffee shops taking brewing seriously. So, when you look for your morning fix, for the perfect latte or cortado, and the best beans, look no further than these fifteen spots. Did we leave out your go-to coffee shop, or are you thrilled that your favorite place made the list? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Note: The numbers are not rankings; map points are organized alphabetically.

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1. Huckleberry Roasters

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2500 Larimer St #103
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 381-2504
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The newest addition to the RiNo coffee scene, Huckleberry brings its locally-roasted beans and crafted coffee drinks to this bright and modern space. Bonus: the all day toast and jam program.

2. Boxcar @ The Source

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3350 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 527-1300
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Highly skilled baristas, outstanding house-roasted beans and a German vintage coffee roaster are among the attractions at this transplant coffee shop that got its start in Boulder.

3. Crema

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2862 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 284-9648
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Coffee is brewed here with rotating varieties of coffee beans from the best roasters around the country such as Dogwood, Handsome, and Sightglass.

4. Purple Door Coffee

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2962 Welton St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 515-6639
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This coffee house with a non-profit purpose serves coffee brewed with Corvus beans in the Five Points neighborhood.

5. Black Eye Coffee Shop

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3408 Navao
Denver, Co 80211
This popular Highlands coffee house with exceptional pour over coffee uses beans from made with Boxcar and more. Bonus: try the house cold-pressed juices.

6. Little Owl Coffee

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1555 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
This tiny spot located in LoDO in the Sugar Cube building offers a farm-to-cup experience with single-origin and single-estate coffees, manual brew methods and craft espresso. Bonus: pastries from Babettes.

7. Thump Coffee

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1201 E 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(720) 456-6648
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Oregon-based Thump Coffee opened its Capitol Hill Roastery in 2013 and has been humming with happy caffeinated customers ever since.

8. Aviano Coffee

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244 Detroit St
Denver, CO 80206
The cultish java shop serves only coffee brewed with Intelligentsia beans in a modern cozy space.

9. Corvus Coffee

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1740 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 715-1740
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Local roaster Corvus serves its coffee in this contemporary tasting space on South Broadway. Artisanal coffee purveyors from across the globe are featured with beans handpicked by owner Phil Goodlaxson.

10. Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters

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1619 Reed St
Lakewood, CO
(303) 261-5954
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Owner Andy Sprenger was the unner-up in the World Brewers Cup Championship, 2013 US Aeropress Champion and is certified Q-Grader (like a sommelier, but for coffee). But instead of bragging, he'll just pour you a great coffee drink.

11. Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company

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7745 B Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003
(303) 424-1313
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This Edgewater coffee house reopened in a larger location a month ago and owner Eric Yochim can now roast bean in-house. With the new space came another addition: a small food menu created by chef Christopher Teigland.

12. Black Black Coffee

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3459 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 316-7701
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Experienced barista Josh Nealy opened his shop last summer and he has already made his mark on Denver's coffee scene. He uses a variety of locally-roasted beans but also coffees he loves from other cities. Don't order an Americano though, Nealy is a bit of an espresso purist.

13. Copper Hound Coffee

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2137 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80227
(303) 658-0679
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New to the scene, Copper Hound brings good-quality to a part of town that needs it. Owner Aaron Underwood created a simple and comfortable community space.

14. Mercantile Dining & Provision

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-3733
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Apart from being one of Denver's best restaurants, Mercantile Dining & Provision is a great spot for a morning coffee. The space is light-filled, the pastries well-executed, and the coffee, brewed with local Commonwealth beans, is among the best around.

15. The Study @ Hotel Teatro

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1100 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Part of the Hotel Teatro, the Study is a gem in Denver's Downtown. The coffee is brewed with skill using beans for local Method Roasters and the cozy room is perfect for lingering.

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1. Huckleberry Roasters

2500 Larimer St #103, Denver, CO 80205
The newest addition to the RiNo coffee scene, Huckleberry brings its locally-roasted beans and crafted coffee drinks to this bright and modern space. Bonus: the all day toast and jam program.
2500 Larimer St #103
Denver, CO 80205

2. Boxcar @ The Source

3350 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, CO 80216
Highly skilled baristas, outstanding house-roasted beans and a German vintage coffee roaster are among the attractions at this transplant coffee shop that got its start in Boulder.
3350 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216

3. Crema

2862 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Coffee is brewed here with rotating varieties of coffee beans from the best roasters around the country such as Dogwood, Handsome, and Sightglass.
2862 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

4. Purple Door Coffee

2962 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205
This coffee house with a non-profit purpose serves coffee brewed with Corvus beans in the Five Points neighborhood.
2962 Welton St
Denver, CO 80205

5. Black Eye Coffee Shop

3408 Navao, Denver, Co 80211
This popular Highlands coffee house with exceptional pour over coffee uses beans from made with Boxcar and more. Bonus: try the house cold-pressed juices.
3408 Navao
Denver, Co 80211

6. Little Owl Coffee

1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202
This tiny spot located in LoDO in the Sugar Cube building offers a farm-to-cup experience with single-origin and single-estate coffees, manual brew methods and craft espresso. Bonus: pastries from Babettes.
1555 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

7. Thump Coffee

1201 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Oregon-based Thump Coffee opened its Capitol Hill Roastery in 2013 and has been humming with happy caffeinated customers ever since.
1201 E 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

8. Aviano Coffee

244 Detroit St, Denver, CO 80206
The cultish java shop serves only coffee brewed with Intelligentsia beans in a modern cozy space.
244 Detroit St
Denver, CO 80206

9. Corvus Coffee

1740 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
Local roaster Corvus serves its coffee in this contemporary tasting space on South Broadway. Artisanal coffee purveyors from across the globe are featured with beans handpicked by owner Phil Goodlaxson.
1740 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

10. Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters

1619 Reed St, Lakewood, CO
Owner Andy Sprenger was the unner-up in the World Brewers Cup Championship, 2013 US Aeropress Champion and is certified Q-Grader (like a sommelier, but for coffee). But instead of bragging, he'll just pour you a great coffee drink.
1619 Reed St
Lakewood, CO

11. Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company

7745 B Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003
This Edgewater coffee house reopened in a larger location a month ago and owner Eric Yochim can now roast bean in-house. With the new space came another addition: a small food menu created by chef Christopher Teigland.
7745 B Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003

12. Black Black Coffee

3459 Ringsby Ct, Denver, CO 80216
Experienced barista Josh Nealy opened his shop last summer and he has already made his mark on Denver's coffee scene. He uses a variety of locally-roasted beans but also coffees he loves from other cities. Don't order an Americano though, Nealy is a bit of an espresso purist.
3459 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO 80216

13. Copper Hound Coffee

2137 South Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, CO 80227
New to the scene, Copper Hound brings good-quality to a part of town that needs it. Owner Aaron Underwood created a simple and comfortable community space.
2137 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80227

14. Mercantile Dining & Provision

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Apart from being one of Denver's best restaurants, Mercantile Dining & Provision is a great spot for a morning coffee. The space is light-filled, the pastries well-executed, and the coffee, brewed with local Commonwealth beans, is among the best around.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

15. The Study @ Hotel Teatro

1100 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Part of the Hotel Teatro, the Study is a gem in Denver's Downtown. The coffee is brewed with skill using beans for local Method Roasters and the cozy room is perfect for lingering.
1100 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202

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