Journal

Denver Day 1

By now, Denver is considered another home for me.

 Basic bitch outside Huckleberry

Basic bitch outside Huckleberry

 Middle State's work bench

Middle State's work bench

Having met "coffee people" from Denver over the years and visiting them a couple times; coming here is like a big welcome home with open arms. After 15 hours of a terribly beautiful long drive, Shaunte and I pulled up to our friend Paul who was in total 1am party mode! We calmed him down and went straight to bed for the next day.

 Amethyst's retail shelves

Amethyst's retail shelves

 Espresso, macarons, and pastry at Amethyst 

Espresso, macarons, and pastry at Amethyst 

Once we got up and out of Paul's apartment, we headed to Amethyst to start our day, spend time with my friend and owner of the store, Elle, and film a bit for Coffee Scene. I had stopped by a few months before while it was still under construction and I was so excited to see it finished! Not only is it a beautifully quaint store, but Elle freakin rocks the bar, and the clientele are so homie.

 Elle killin' it at her work station

Elle killin' it at her work station

 Elle's cold brew cobbler

Elle's cold brew cobbler

From there, we went to visit Huckleberry Roaster's first location and roasting facility; where Koan, the owner, was putting in some work. It was my first time at that location, so it was nice to have the owner give us the grand tour, pour us a wave of Guatemalan micro-lot coffee, and talk about the scene with us.

 Koan and Kevin roasting it up!

Koan and Kevin roasting it up!

 Serving greatness on the retail side

Serving greatness on the retail side

After our awesome experiences at both Amethyst and Huck we headed over to Middle State / Steadbrook to kick it with Jay and Dustin, the young owners of this clothing store / cafe / roaster. We were lucky enough to see a shipment of green coffee come in while the weather changed in a matter of seconds and got to talk in depth about roasting, whats going on in Denver, and the coffee scene as a whole with Jay

 Jay and Dustin moving and shaking the Denver scene

Jay and Dustin moving and shaking the Denver scene

 Jay takes a breather after getting this shipment

Jay takes a breather after getting this shipment

By then we had worked up quite an appetite and Paul had wrapped up working at Novo. We met up at the uber hip Wursthuche Sausage Bar and went in on some bockwurst and fries. From there the weather turned so nice that we decided to walk around downtown for a few hours until we planned to meet up with all our friends for drinks at Denver Bicycle Cafe. Once we had our laughs, conversations, and memories all out of the way it was time to get some more rest for the next day in Denver.

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