Novo Coffee emerged from a relationship between a father and a son. In 2002, Herb and Jake Brodsky began sourcing and roasting beans. Over a decade later, and they're still at it! They are proud to specialize in ethically-sourced, single-origin coffees to enhance everyday magic in their customers' days. At Novo Coffee, they have invested in the Loring air-roaster, one of the greenest available on the market, and they taste their beans weekly to ensure they are providing the highest quality beverage to their customers.
Sometimes Novo Coffe purchases their beans directly from the grower, and sometimes they interact with brokers. However they acquire their beans, they always connect the two ends of the chain, from coffee growers to coffee drinkers, to ensure they are providing a quality product while still following their commitment to ethical business. This approach creates a coffee beverage that customers can feel good about drinking.
With three Denver locations, you are always close to a Novo Coffee. This Glenarm shop in downtown Denver was its first cafe and features a custom Synesso espresso machine, considered one of the best espresso machines in the world. Enjoy an espresso drink or nitro cold brew on tap with a breakfast burrito or pastry.
If you're in the Country Club Historic District, check out the Gilpin shop at 1700 East 6th Avenue, which has spacious seating for meeting old (and new) friends and an extensive Happy Hour menu. For a taste of one of Denver’s most eclectic neighborhoods, head over to the Highlands shop. Sip on a single-origin, pour-over while relaxing on the patio. If you are inspired to learn more, head out to the Roastery located in the RiNo district. Located at 3008 Larimer Street, The Roastery is open to the public for coffee classes and tastings, but it's not a place to grab a cup of coffee.
The public tasting and roastery tour is offered almost every Friday at the Roastery for $20 (price subject to change). Space is limited to six people and includes a complimentary bag of freshly roasted beans. Each session lasts about an hour, with an expert sharing insider knowledge of the origins, flavor profile, and optimal brewing tips for the week’s beans of choice. Can't learn enough about coffee? Longer, in-depth classes on various coffee topics are also available.
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