Ode to Denver Coffee Shops

So let me preface by sharing a couple things:

1.       I’ve been really getting into Instagram lately. (Check out my feed and follow along if you so desire!)

2.       For years, I’ve been a craft brew drinker. IPA’s all day. But something inexplicably happened a few months ago and I’ve kinda lost a taste for drinking. Maybe this is age? Maybe it’s just a phase? I don’t know.

Pour over coffee at Aviano in Cherry Creek. One of my all time favorites! Pour over coffee at Aviano in Cherry Creek. One of my all time favorites! Almond Milk Latte at Black Eye Cap Hill. Sitting at the bar! Their Avocado Toast was awesome, too. Almond Milk Latte at Black Eye Cap Hill. Sitting at the bar! Their Avocado Toast was awesome, too.

As a result of these two facts, coffee has really become my jam. I’ve been bringing my camera along to meetings and stopping off at new coffee shops I discover. It’s been super basic, but delicious and pretty.

Here comes a curve ball - a Rooibus Tea Latte (with Almond Milk, ofc). Here comes a curve ball – a Rooibus Tea Latte (with Almond Milk, ofc).

I guess I don’t have much to say, except to share my delicious wanderings.  And, I love you, coffee. And it may be time for wedding season to get going, ha!

Pistachio macaroon at Devil's Food Bakery (the new one). Black Coffee in the background.  Pistachio macaroon at Devil’s Food Bakery (the new one). Black Coffee in the background. Almond Milk Latte and Croissant at the Source - LOVE this spot and will go back anywhere, any time! Almond Milk Latte and Croissant at the Source – LOVE this spot and will go back anywhere, any time! Hudson Hill - another straight up gem. They have a latte of the day, which I had. That particular day it was lavender vanilla. The ambiance in there is amazing, and they serve cocktails, too. Hudson Hill – another straight up gem. They have a latte of the day, which I had. That particular day it was lavender vanilla. The ambiance in there is amazing, and they serve cocktails, too. Spicy Chai Latte at Quine Essential coffee. This place was super quirky and hippie-feeling, which I really dug. You could write on the tables with pens they provided - very cool for kids and uninhibited adults. Spicy Chai Latte at Quine Essential coffee. This place was super quirky and hippie-feeling, which I really dug. You could write on the tables with pens they provided – very cool for kids and uninhibited adults. And one more from Black Eye. Green tea ginger latte. And one more from Black Eye. Green tea ginger latte.

Basically, I’ll coffee with you whenever.

Did I miss your favorite spot?! Hook me up! Tell me in the comments 😀

60 Comments

  1. Chelsea Brown Ellingson

    This makes me want to go to a coffee shop right now, and I don’t even drink coffee- I do love the smell, though, and I feel like I’m there when I look at this. Gorgeous work!

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  2. Amy Dang

    I’m in the middle of doing Whole30 and had a latte today with almond milk and it was HEAVENLY. I think I prefer it to even normal milk!! The froth on that thing is amazing. I love the diversity in your drinks :P.

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    1. melissa hirsch

      oooh hows it going? yes i definitely prefer almond. I flirt with veganism which is what initially made me try it…but then i loved it so much it’s now my go to! hope the rest of the whole 30 is good to you!

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  3. Bailey Elizabeth

    Oh my goodness! I gave up coffee recently and this is making me have some serious cravings!! Great shots, those look so delicious!

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    1. melissa hirsch

      Yes, these ones do. I think the Rooibos had some kind of amazing chai flavoring as well? both were delicious, the green tea ginger at black eye was definitely a little more subtle.

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  4. Allie Moore

    Ah some great coffee spots. I’m personally partial to Kaladi’s as far as absolutely most delicious coffee, but would probably choose the cafe in the downtown Tattered Cover as the best place to hangout over a coffee! Would love to meet up for coffee one day!

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  5. Andrea

    Ummm…we should be friends. I cold brew at home and bought my own grinder bc I couldn’t stand the thought of my precious beans fraternizing with other "less than" beans. Check out Precision Pour in Louisville… ; )

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  6. Nicole

    Ahhh I totally hear you! Definitely am more a coffee obsessive now than beer. So queer I know! Must be something with age . But oh well till then coffee will be our jam too! Visit Toronto next time, we have tonssss over here!

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