Network Coffee House
This shop specializes in African coffees, some of the fruitiest and brightest coffees in the world. The owner makes a point to meet and form relationships with African coffee farmers, and the specially sourced beans are more than worth the effort because the coffee they serve is outstanding. The baristas are incredibly passionate about what they do, and they’re abundantly friendly and welcoming to anyone coming in the door. They expertly craft a variety of stunningly delicious coffees, including their signature cereal coffees made with cereal-infused milk. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t go back to try a few different offerings — they have a new variety each week.
This hidden gem, located in the Oxford Hotel Annex in LoDo, has a great selection of teas and coffees. Amante gets a double word score for having a low-key, cost-effective happy hour. Its proximity to Union Station and is on 17th Street keeps this place hopping. In the afternoon, enjoy a glass of wine while people-watching from the patio or window seats. Located in heart of downtown Littleton, this quaint coffee shop will get your day going properly with plenty of caffeinated drinks, breakfast sandwiches, and pastries.
Cat is guiding Dirt Coffee into its next chapter and opening its second location to further inclusivity and diversity in supporting neurodivergent individuals. We spend every day investing in the lives of the people that walk through the door. As coffee lovers, and professionals we’ve spent countless combined years traveling the world, sharing coffee with the people we meet. A long time ago the world was created as a place for redemptive relationships.
If the ambiance isn’t enough to get you heading to Cherry Creek, they also serve up Intelligentsia Coffee, a fantastic roasting company out of Chicago. If you spend any time walking around Denver, it becomes apparent the city is powered by two very distinct but disparate beverages — coffee and craft beer. Pumpkin and Maple Lattes are back, along with our newest fall sipper, Cold Brew with Pumpkin Oat Foam—smooth and invigorating cold brew topped with airy, pumpkin pie-spiced oat milk microfoam. From dark to light, intense to bright, there’s always a new cup worth experiencing. The limited edition medium roast blend inspired by the season, with notes of dried fruit & warm spice and a sparkling acidity. Some of the best coffee I’ve ever had and great live entertainment.
But it sure is cute, with a wood-planked floor and a low-slung ceiling; gleaming white-on-white and glass-on-glass from the marble back wall to the espresso machine; and picture windows overlooking an equally small covered patio. The drinks here, made from four house roasts are standard bearers, with the perfect ratio of coffee to foam, ensuring that you can taste the beans through the milk (or the house-made almond milk). What this postage-stamp-sized shop lacks in size, it makes up for with big flavors in coffee, often brewed from local Huckleberry Roasters’ beans. The real secret is the divine back patio; it’s garden-like in summer, and in winter, staff will equip you with blankets and space heaters. Overt’s owners run the popular Vert Kitchen next door, so naturally, the coffee shop’s grab-and-go cooler is stocked with the restaurant’s delicious sandwiches. There were no references to “coffee row” whenCrema Coffee Houseopened on Larimer Street in 2009.
There is also a newer second shop on West 44th Avenue near Lakeside Amusement Park. Started in 2017 by brothers Scott, Luke, and Eric Byington, Queen City Collective was inspired by Eric and Scott’s work with the Elias Fund, a Zimbabwe-based nonprofit. The brothers tapped into their experiences with coffee farmers in Africa to create their own brand of ethically sourced beans, creating a “Made By Her” program intended to spotlight and give back to female coffee farmers. You can find their beans at shops across town, and also at their own cafes in Baker (in a shared space with Novel Strand Brewing Co.) and Five Points. We like the cozy Five Points location best, which pairs the brothers’ complex brews with local Rebel Bread treats and portable sandwiches made specially for Queen City by nearby Goed Zuur.