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Any recs for coffee shops / roasters in Denver?

 

 

Definitely Corvus... I get about every second bag of coffee I consume from them (the others come from Novo, because that's what my local coffee shop here in Boulder carries; which is also good).

 

If you're into espresso, the Everyman blend is outstanding.

 

 

As for my Top 5?

 

1. Chromatic (Santa Clara, CA)

2. Stumptown (Portland)

3. Black Sheep (Bishop, CA)

4. Crema (Nashville)

5. Corvus (Denver)

5b. Four Barrel (San Francisco)

post #3767 of 4120
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Definitely Corvus... I get about every second bag of coffee I consume from them (the others come from Novo, because that's what my local coffee shop here in Boulder carries; which is also good).

 

If you're into espresso, the Everyman blend is outstanding.

 

 

As for my Top 5?

 

1. Chromatic (Santa Clara, CA)

2. Stumptown (Portland)

3. Black Sheep (Bishop, CA)

4. Crema (Nashville)

5. Corvus (Denver)

5b. Four Barrel (San Francisco)

Hmm, I love chromatic, but I normally don't think of it as the best.  Perhaps I'm wrong in feelings that way.  I've had many GREAT drinks from them, but also a number of forgettable ones.

post #3768 of 4120
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Hmm, I love chromatic, but I normally don't think of it as the best.  Perhaps I'm wrong in feelings that way.  I've had many GREAT drinks from them, but also a number of forgettable ones.

 

 

It was my go-to shop when I lived in San Jose, Sunnyvale and Cupertino. I'd been going since the first year of the Barefoot operation. I've never been disappointed by anything I've gotten from them. Saying that, I mostly a drip coffee guy. I don't have a lot of experience with their espresso drinks other than the Flat White. I love those, and Chromatic makes a great one, right up there with the best ones I got in New Zealand.

post #3769 of 4120
Chromatic / Barefoot is OK IMO.

Top 5 in no order.

Four Barrel - San Francisco
Stumptown - Portland
Coava - Portland
Paper or Plastik? - Los Angeles
Ma'velous - San Francisco

There was a time when Blue Bottle would have made the list, but the quality of their coffee went down while their prices went up.

I feel there should be something from New York on my list, but I left in 2006 and there wasn't much good then.
post #3770 of 4120
Stumptown is NYC now
post #3771 of 4120
Corvus sounds like a winner, thanks guys.

I don't know if Philz is liked around here but I overheard a conversation of a Philz corporate employee and they are planning to open in NYC next. So potentially good news for NYC folks.
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Stumptown is NYC now

Still founded and located in Portland.
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Bit surprised to see Stumptown on every list. Went to two locations in Portland and one in Seattle and thought it was better than average, but nothing too crazy. I like some Vancouver/Paris shops more. Espresso was great, drip was good.

 

Probably just have a different idea of what "good" is, definitely not an expert. If ya'll are ever up North, check out Phil & Sebastian in Calgary and Matchstick in Vancouver and let me know what you think. 

post #3774 of 4120
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 Any recs for coffee shops / roasters in Denver?

Novo is great and has several locations. 

 

Commonwealth is a few years old, I order or buy their beans regularly. Mostly buying their Papua New Guinea the past couple months.

They have a roasting facility but no cafe as far as I know. They do operate a cart, don't know the particulars of locations and times. May be used more for special events.

 

Their is a list of shops that use their beans on their website.

post #3775 of 4120
I need to upgrade the espresso machine at some point, but it does produce a decent cup. The mint is from the section between someone's yard and the bike path. Makes a good tea...

post #3776 of 4120
What does everybody use to store their beans? I've been using OXO containers. Is there anything better out there than that kind of standard airtight lids?
post #3777 of 4120
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What does everybody use to store their beans? I've been using OXO containers. Is there anything better out there than that kind of standard airtight lids?

https://www.sweetmarias.com/product/airscape-7-inch-roasted-coffee-storage-container
post #3778 of 4120
i finish a bag in a week i dont worry about anything fancy. I just use an aluminum tin.
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ziplock bag so I can squeeze air out
post #3780 of 4120
I use an Airscape also. Not sure how well it preserves the coffee, but I try to finish my coffee quickly too.

BTW, the Peet's Java Giling Basah is amazing. If you had the Barrington Kintamani, it's like a darker roast version of that.
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