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Scenes From The Cafe Imports Legendary Coffee Tour

Scenes From The Cafe Imports Legendary Coffee Tour

What’s the sound of sixty coffee cuppers slurping? It’s a symphony, that’s what. I marveled in its glory at the Cafe Imports Legendary Coffee Tour stop in Denver, Colorado, where coffee enthusiasts packed the Huckleberry Coffee roasting works for an evening of talks, pizza, beer, and coffee. This was the last slurp of the Cafe Imports event tour that made stops in Toronto, Miami, Tampa, and Indianapolis. The afternoon cupping was a sensory explosion of tastes, smells, and sounds. Director of Education Joe Marrocco lead the coffee tasting exercise and implored guests to keep opinions and reactions to themselves and most importantly not to “talk with your …Continue Reading

Sara Levine Is Denver’s Barista Herbalist

Sara Levine Is Denver’s Barista Herbalist

Sara Levine has worked as both a barista and herbalist for the better part of a decade. She splits her professional time between blending herbs for herself and others at Apothecary Tinctura and pulling shots of espresso at vegetarian hot spot City, O’ City. Her customer base changes with her workplace, but at the end of the day both jobs boil down to serving customers and maintaining a deep knowledge of ingredients. “For me, with teas it’s like equal parts science, intuition, and flavor profile,” Levine says. “The science of it is obviously just knowing these herbs really well—knowing…Continue Reading

Build Outs Of Summer: Novo Coffee, Denver

Build Outs Of Summer: Novo Coffee, Denver

Whoa! Roll on, ye build outs, roll on. This is the 7th installment in our 2013 edition of Build Outs of Summer – read all past Build Outs here – and this particular feature works to kill two birds with one stone. We’ve been way derelict in recent months when it comes to reporting and covering the booming Denver specialty coffee scene. New shops galore, an influx of seasoned talent (especially the arrival of 2012 Brewers Cup champion Andy Sprenger), and cool events with a national following…Denver …Continue Reading