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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.

· Corrected Coffee Pops Up Weekday Mornings at Basta [EDen]
· Huckleberry Roasters Now Open in RiNo [EDen]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Huckleberry Roasters

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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.

Boxcar @ The Source

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

Purple Door Coffee

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This coffee house with a non-profit purpose serves coffee brewed with Corvus beans in the Five Points neighborhood.

Black Eye Coffee Shop

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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.

Little Owl Coffee

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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.

Thump Coffee

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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.

Aviano Coffee

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The cultish java shop serves only coffee brewed with Intelligentsia beans in a modern cozy space.

Happy Coffee

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Now brewing exclusively Commonwealth Coffee, a great Denver roaster, one barista informed us. He recommended the Panama.

Corvus Coffee

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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.

Corrected Coffee @ Basta

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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.

Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters

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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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Huckleberry Roasters

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.

Boxcar @ The Source

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.

Crema

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

Purple Door Coffee

This coffee house with a non-profit purpose serves coffee brewed with Corvus beans in the Five Points neighborhood.

Black Eye Coffee Shop

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.

Little Owl Coffee

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.

Thump Coffee

Oregon-based Thump Coffee opened its Capitol Hill Roastery last fall and has been humming with happy caffeinated customers ever since.

Aviano Coffee

The cultish java shop serves only coffee brewed with Intelligentsia beans in a modern cozy space.

Happy Coffee

Now brewing exclusively Commonwealth Coffee, a great Denver roaster, one barista informed us. He recommended the Panama.

Corvus Coffee

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.

Corrected Coffee @ Basta

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.

Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters

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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