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Alpine Modern in Spring

April 24th, 2018

Alpine Modern on 904 College Avenue in Boulder, sits a little cafe so beautifully tucked into the landscape. Among its patrons sits trust fund babies on laptops and bar stools, waving to their campus crushes. Yet, there are also older couples from surrounding areas also pour in with their dogs and sit on the porch in the spring. Alpine Modern is a restored cabin up on the old college hill. There’s wifi and pastries. If I were still in school, I could see myself sitting amongst the hills and coffee, feeding upon the morning energy. This fine Saturday the sun was just out to play, and the patio... Read More

Poking Around Pekoe

February 20th, 2018

I set out for the laziest hike I think I may have ever done to date. But, before I hit the mountains, I stopped in at Pekoe, on 1125 18th St, in Boulder. You will love the lightning fast service, friendly staff, and easy on the eye architecture. The soft neutral colors, make for a relaxing environment. The booths are lovely to lounge in. I also thoroughly enjoyed the large low hanging lights. On a longer afternoon, I could see myself perusing what seemed to be almost a hundred different options for tea and coffee.  The simple set up is completed with timeless light wood, oodles of natural light... Read More

Local Favorites, Creative Flow Yoga, and as always More

August 6th, 2017

  Monday 8/7 Get dancing Boulder at this wee’s Free beginner Argentine tango Class. Beginning at 6pm through 7pm by Boulder’s Dushanbe Tea House on 13th, this event will kick off with an all comers lesson—no previous experience needed. Have fun and shake it, and when you’re done grab a bite right next door at the Tea House. For more information and tickets go Here Tuesday 8/8 Ease into your Tuesday with a Creative Flow yoga class at downtown Boulder’s Prana. Free to the public, this playful all levels class will get you focused and enegerqzed for the week ahead. The class runs from... Read More

Reggae Night, Electric Fat Tire Bike Tours, and Free Morning Treats

July 24th, 2017

24 Monday 7/24 Start your week off a little differently with a guided Electric Cruiser Bike Tour hosted by the Boulder Tour Company. Discover the hidden, and some not so hidden, gems of Boulder on a provided fat tire bike and over two hours of sightseeing. Each tour includes a fat tire bike, helmet and safety gear and will be led by local guides. The Boulder Tour Company will be giving fat tire tours all this week; private and group tours available. Find tickets, additional dates, and more information Here Wednesday 7/26 Get through the midweek hump and head over to the Boulder House on Walnut... Read More

Calling all bookworms, book hoarders, and bibliophiles!

June 15th, 2017

I admit: I am an avid bookworm, book hoarder, and bibliophile. I never go anywhere without a book and I must read at least an hour each day to feel slightly normal. I frequently visit Trident Booksellers, a three-story bookstore located in the heart of Pearl Street, and romp through their aisles, enjoying being around people who (hopefully) share my mindset, my heart warm and fuzzy being surrounded by thousands of books just waiting to be read. Trident Booksellers was established in 1979, a place for friends and students to gather together to talk, study, read, and imbibe the myriad of classical... Read More

Coffee Nation

March 16th, 2017

Coffee; the sweet, dark ambrosia that keeps us going throughout the day. In recent years, coffee has become a phenomenon that has seen the proliferation of Starbucks on seemingly every busy street corner, and Boulder has been no exception. However, luckily enough, Boulder possesses it’s more eclectic, independent coffee shops that have proven to be more popular hotspots for locals.           First, a brief history of coffee: Coffee drinking is thought to date back to the 15th Century in Ethiopia. Legend goes that a healer was exiled from his city and sent to live in... Read More

4 Reasons Why The Cup Espresso Cafe Is The Best Cafe in Boulder (Or Possibly The World)

March 3rd, 2017

In a college town like Boulder, Colorado, local coffee shops are a must for study and hang out. And while downtown Boulder is chock-full of trendy coffee lounges promising the best cup of this or the most breathtaking latte art, I’m here to make the case that The Cup Espresso Cafe on Pearl Street is undoubtedly the best coffee shop in this town. Here’s why: 1. The Flavor is Fresh Coffee drinkers know that a stale coffee bean makes for a rancid, cow dung taste post-brew. While some coffee chains hide an old bean by adding sweeteners and artificial flavors, The Cup Espresso Cafe guarantees... Read More

The Unseen Bean, Against the Odds

March 21st, 2016

We’ve all been in a scenario where someone didn’t believe we could accomplish something, so we proved them wrong. That’s exactly what Gerry Leary did when he founded The Unseen Bean in Boulder in 2007. The Unseen Bean strives to serve the freshest, best-tasting coffee available anywhere, and it is roasted by Leary, who has been blind since birth. Of course he was met with doubt when he traded in his work as a blind car mechanic to pursue his dream of becoming a Master Coffee Roaster. But Leary beat the odds and proved his doubters wrong. It wasn’t the easiest of paths. Leary went to every... Read More

Wonder Press, Boulder’s Social Juice & Coffee Café

March 14th, 2016

While strolling along Pearl Street Mall, quench your thirst at Wonder Press, a juice, smoothie and coffee café. With an extensive menu of beverage options, you are sure to find something that suits your taste buds, whether it’s a cold-pressed juice, a homemade nut milk, a refreshing smoothie, or a healthy coffee drink. Wonder Press opened two years ago by Boulder natives and lifelong friends Cecily Runge, Robyn Knowlan and Brooke Jordan, commonly referred to as the “Juice Girls.” The girls noticed that juice bars were becoming the new social scene in L.A., where groups would gather over... Read More

A Sustainable Future for Coffee

January 27th, 2016

One of the major issues in the coffee industry is sustainability. In every aspect and area of the business—from the farm to cup—there is room for growth when it comes to energy and waste management. The future of coffee (like any commodity dealing with climate change) depends on the ability of farmers, roasters, baristas, and customers to make smart decisions that favor long term sustainability goals. As consumers, we can choose to buy coffee from roasteries that participate in direct trade with farmers and cooperatives invested in environmentally sound growing practices. We can also make the... Read More

Boulder Weekly Events

January 24th, 2016

When people think of Boulder, they might bring up Pearl Street, CU, the Flatirons, or other main attractions. However, Boulder has so much more to offer. All one has to do, is dig a little. Visit this weekly blog each Monday for fun activities and events going on throughout Boulder County. Monday, January 25, 2016 Ballet isn’t just for the professionals or little kids taking on their first sport. For adult beginners, check out the ballet class at Reverence Academy of Dance at 11:30 a.m. In order to claim your spot and become the next Black Swan, call 303-661-0719. Address: 1370 Miners Dr. Suite... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 22nd, 2016

Some people have the gift of putting everybody around them at ease and Z, with his easy drawl and friendly smile, is most definitely one of those people. Z is a self proclaimed “open book” and the conversation flowed effortlessly outside a coffee shop in small-town Lafayette on a crisp, clear, sunshiny day. Originally from Oklahoma, Z moved to Boulder County 10 years ago. As a kid, he spent time in Colorado each year on vacation and the draw of our great state eventually led he and his wife back here to make a home. They currently live in Lafayette where Z opened Curating the Cool a few years... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 15th, 2016

  From the precision of performing an autopsy to the precision of pouring the perfect cup of craft coffee, a former medical student traded in his scalpel for coffee beans. Meet Brice! Born and raised in Boulder, this Colorado native holds true to his roots and opened a craft coffee house in Louisville with the humbling and overwhelming support of friends, neighbors and locals. It’s with undeniable passion that Brice runs his business, “I wanted to create a safe and friendly environment for communities to gather,” and it is very apparent. Brice strives to educate customers with a vast... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 8th, 2016

On an unusually grey day, I stopped into one of Boulder County’s abundant and fantastic coffee houses and was immediately warmed by Jessica’s friendly smile. We chatted across the counter and I learned that she moved to the area from California 10 years ago with her family. Jessica’s love for Boulder is evident as she genuinely describes how friendly everyone is and how previously working on Pearl Street led her to meet so many fun and interesting people, “Everyone is just easy to talk to, people here are so friendly!” Its apparent in her demeanor that Jessica loves her job and aspires... Read More

Simple but Sweet Coffee Gift Ideas

December 16th, 2015

Coffee is a deliciously warm and energizing gift to give to your loved ones this holiday season. It’s also a great way to help you get through the often stressful work weeks and sometimes hectic festivities during December. Whether you’re rewarding yourself or giving coffee to others, there are many caffeine-related present options. There’s the classic gift card or a bag of beans from a local roaster (if you’re a lazy shopper like me), as well as snazzy brewing devices and handy travel mugs (if you’re feeling a bit more thoughtful). You can also purchase a coffee gift... Read More

5280’s Helpful Coffee Guide

December 2nd, 2015

The Denver magazine 5280 is highlighting the city’s ever-growing craft coffee culture in its latest issue. In addition to local cafe recommendations, the cover story also includes at-home brewing instructions and two glossary of terms for words you’re likely to find either on a bag of beans or on a coffeeshop menu. Not to self-promote conceitedly, but the magazine spread reads like a handy summary of my past posts here on this blog.  5280‘s list of recommendations ​is definitely worth ​reading, especially if you’re looking for a new spot to enjoy a cup of joe.... Read More

The Fight for Gender-Neutral Cafés in Pakistan

November 18th, 2015

A group of bold women in Pakistan are fighting to desegregate public spaces, one cup of chai at a time. Roadside tea stalls or coffee shops in Pakistan—known as “dhabas”—are generally unwelcoming to female patrons. In various parts of Southern Asia, it is culturally unacceptable for women to frequent public spaces or communal spots regularly. In these painfully patriarchal rural and urban communities, women are not encouraged to socialize publicly or move around on their own freely. But Desi feminists are fighting against these sexist standards by claiming typically segregated places like... Read More

New Denver Hangout: Black Eye Coffee  

November 4th, 2015

The floor level of a new residential complex, on a relatively quiet corner in Denver, is an atypical spot for a stylish specialty café. The unassuming location is just one part of the overall big charm at Black Eye Coffee’s second outpost, which opened last month in Cap Hill (the original one is located in LoHi). Situated below Moto Apartments on Sherman and 8th Ave., the ultra cool, dark-but-welcoming, and art-deco inspired coffee shop/ bar features delicious drinks, a variety of eats, and solid service from 6 in the morning till 2am. With its surprising menu selection, gorgeously sleek design,... Read More

Barista: A New Coffee Documentary

October 21st, 2015

Most people don’t think about the potential for coffee to be an art form or a competitive sport, unless they are professionals in the industry. So, an upcoming documentary about the U.S. Barista Championship (USBC) will be an informative and potentially entertaining film for most coffee layman. Barista explores the high energy and high stakes competitive coffee-making scene. The film highlights the passion and drive of several competitors as they prepare for and take part in the annual coffee spectacle known as the National Barista Championship or USBC. Check out the food competition... Read More

Coffee4Change: A New Way to Support Coffee Farmers

October 7th, 2015

Last week in celebration of the inaugural International Coffee Day, the charitable organization Oxfam, in partnership with the ICO, kicked off their new campaign to support coffee farmers throughout various countries. Coffee4Change aims to raise funds to aid local workers in Haiti, Honduras, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, and Uganda. The money raised will help ensure that coffee farmers are utilizing the most effective business models and environmentally efficient techniques to grow and sell their crops. It sounds like an excellent way to support the prosperous future of ethical and sustainable... Read More