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The Twelve Hottest Coffee Places in Denver and Beyond

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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 twelve spots.


Disclosure: the author of this post is married to Kyle Zeppelin, one of the developers behind the Source.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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 last fall 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. Happy Coffee

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1 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80223
(720) 328-8214
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Now brewing exclusively Commonwealth Coffee, a great Denver roaster, one barista informed us. He recommended the Panama.

10. 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.

11. Corrected Coffee @ Basta

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3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 997-8775
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Caffè corretto is an Italian beverage made up of a shot of espresso with a a small amount of liquor, usually grappa. This is available here: a coffee cocktail of sorts that blends the espresso with a .5 ounce shot of grappa. Espresso drinks are crafted with LaMill beans.

12. 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.

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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 last fall 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. Happy Coffee

1 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80223
Now brewing exclusively Commonwealth Coffee, a great Denver roaster, one barista informed us. He recommended the Panama.
1 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80223

10. 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

11. Corrected Coffee @ Basta

3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Caffè corretto is an Italian beverage made up of a shot of espresso with a a small amount of liquor, usually grappa. This is available here: a coffee cocktail of sorts that blends the espresso with a .5 ounce shot of grappa. Espresso drinks are crafted with LaMill beans.
3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

12. 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

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