Java Jives - Downtown's Favorite Coffee Shops
Hello my fellow Boulder-lovers! As many of you may know, yesterday was International Coffee Day. Because I happen to be a coffee enthusiast and addict I’d like to give a shout-out to all our amazing coffee shops downtown! Our countless hours of work and play wouldn’t be the same without that warm, delicious, liquid bean in a cup to help us keep on pushing. In honor of this week’s international coffee holiday, I’ve put together a list of my absolute favorite coffee destinations downtown, complete with reasons to love them. Enjoy!
1015 Pearl St.
LOVE IT: Ok, I’ll admit it. Having had the pleasure of working for this amazing local company it’s safe to say I’m a little biased. But what’s not to love? OZO does all their roasting and brewing locally here in Boulder, supporting our community and job market! Their mocha menu is so creative you’ll have a tough time picking your new favorite chocolate-inspired beverage.
DRINK IT UP: The Loch Ness Mocha. Dark chocolate, Irish cream, and mint. Enough said!
Boxcar Coffee Roasters
1825 Pearl St.
LOVE IT: I’m absolutely obsessed with Boxcar. Local owners Vajra and Cara Rich’s passion for coffee perfectly complements the gourmet meats and cheeses found at Cured, the small grocery by local foodies Will and Coral Frischkorn. Together the couples share this amazing space, giving their customers the opportunity to pick up a delicatessen sandwich or dinner with your coffee order!
DRINK IT UP: Their house latte done right
Laughing Goat Coffeehouse
1709 Pearl St.
LOVE IT: The Laughing Goat is that special place where I can either meet up with friends for a glass of wine and a free concert on the weekends, or drop in for a study date with myself and a hot coffee.
DRINK IT UP: Chai Latte
Trident Booksellers and Café
940 Pearl St.
LOVE IT: Trident has been around for over 30 years, a true West End staple. Their cozy warm atmosphere reminds me of this little coffee shop I love in downtown London. At Trident you can dream yourself away browsing through an amazing travel section.
DRINK IT UP: For the not-so-caffeine oriented beverage lover, Trident provides an amazing tea selection.
Woody Creek Bakery & Café
1207 Pearl St.
LOVE IT: Woody Creek is one of our office favorites. Located right across the walking mall from our headquarters we head into Woody for coffee, cookies, or a bite to eat on a daily basis. Great sandwich and wrap selections from their brand new menu, along with yummy coffees and teas!
DRINK IT UP: China Black Iced Tea
Till next time, hade på bade! –Maria Bond