Our Ojo de Agua was named in Denver Magazine's annual "100 Things to Taste in Denver". Also included in this list were a number of our fine customers -- Beatrice and Woodsley, Cuba Cuba, Fuel Cafe, Hutch and Spoon, Masterpiece Deli, Ondo's, Potager, Red Trolley, Root Down, Table 6 and Zengo. Congratulations to all of these fine establishments!
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Denver Art Museum Presents the Art of Coffee
You knew the Denver Art Museum (DAM) showcases art from around the world, but did you know that some of that art is consumable? Yes, that’s right. The art of coffee is being masterfully rendered at the museum, at Novo Coffee (located in the Mad Greens restaurant at DAM).
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A Denver-based coffee roaster is the jittery talk of New York City
The last time Akron/Family was in town, this past March on tour, it had one mission: to find the perfect cup of Colorado joe. The East Coast band (which brings its experimental folk-jam to the Bluebird Theater tonight, July 31) is obsessive about its coffee, and its favorite brew—Heartbreaker Espresso, sold exclusively at Cafe Grumpy in New York City—just happens to be roasted by Denver’s own Novo Coffee.
“The Heartbreaker just has that thing,” says Miles Seaton, multi-instrumentalist for the group. “It’s one of my favorite espressos ever. It becomes a situation where I have to leave the coffee shop or I will keep drinking it until I make myself sick—it’s that good.”
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Not long ago, it would have been obscene for ritzy restaurant menus to name-drop their brand of coffee. But that's happening around here all the time now — especially when the coffee being used is Denver-based Novo Coffee. And that makes sense, since the family-owned Novo crafts coffee like other boutique outfits craft great wine or beer, seeking out the best beans around the world, roasting them in their Larimer Street facility and obsessively instructing their customers and clients on the best way to extract nuanced nectars from the grounds. The results have been named some of the best in the country, and Novo's main coffee bar, across the street from the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building, has become a caffeine-fanatic mecca. Isn't it time you took a sip of perfection?
Sip on a cup of Novo Coffee. In a world overrun by Starbucks, this Denver-based specialty coffee company stands as an oasis. We could wax rhapsodic about single-origin beans from La Concordia, Colombia, or the caramelized flavors of Ojo de Agua from Volcan, Panama, or you can just try it. You will taste a difference.
The weather is definitely changing for the colder in parts of the United States and it's a good time to talk about coffee. A brilliant cup of coffee can be your best friend on chilly days. We've looked all over the country for these best friends and came up with the 21 best cups of coffee in America. Twenty-one is an arbitrary number, but the picks are not. We did stay clear of big coffee chains like Starbucks, Seattle's Best and Dunkin' Donuts. It's not that we think we're too cool to be caught in these cookie cutter coffeeterias, but everyone knows what they're getting with a chain cup of coffee. The cups on this list are special and unique in their own way and most focus on hand-crafted processes and socially aware practices
The rushed business traveler rarely has to worry about where to find a cup of coffee. That's because Starbucks is now ever-present in most cities. Add to the mix thousands of McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts locations now serving improved brews and the options are endless. What's more difficult to find is the unique cup: the single-origin espresso or freshly roasted French press. Even though Starbucks (nasdaq: SBUX - news - people ), in its fight to retain customers, today unveiled a new brewing strategy and an inaugural blend called Pike Place Roast, most coffee snobs argue that the best java is found at small cafes where each cup is painstakingly crafted. Often tucked away in neighborhoods outside of a city's financial district, these shops can be difficult to get to for a business traveler, but aficionados say it's a worthwhile trip.
How does someone go from a career as a full-time soccer player and occasional coffee roaster, to the leading force behind Novo Coffee? Jake Brodsky is described as a quiet leader with extraordinary attention to detail – a scientist of coffee operations.