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coffee@home: Novo’s Washed Amaro

Beans: Ethiopia Amaro Gayo Washed Roaster: Novo Coffee Rating: 4-

The second coffee I ordered from Go Coffee Go was this Washed Ethiopia Amaro Gayo from Novo Coffee in Denver, whose Arvada and Denver Art Museum cafes (not to be confused with the kiosks inside the DAM) I last visited over two years ago. [...]

coffee@home: Emergency Coffee

Beans: Code Black (Bold), Green (Decaffeinated) and Yellow (Breakfast) Roaster: Emergency Coffee Rating: 2-, 2-, 2

The guys from Emergency Coffee contacted me recently about trying out their product. What intrigued me most was the fact that their beans “are roasted at over 8,000 feet over an open flame.” I had visions of [...]

To “Bleagh” or not to “Bleagh”: A New Twist on Hotel Room Coffee

Name: Double Tree Hotel Location: 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, CO Rating: 1+

In the great coffee hierarchy, the stuff you find in on that tray in the bathroom of most hotel rooms tends to rank just above that thick brew baking on the back burner at a truck stop. The only thing hotel room [...]

coffee@home: Beloya Section One

Bean: Beloya Section One (Sidamo, Ethiopia) and Lake Tawar Sumatran Roaster: Novo Coffee Rating: 3

When I was at Novo a few weeks back, I picked up three bags (12 oz) of their Lake Tawar Sumatran and one (8oz) of their Beloya Section One. Sadly, not even one bag of Lake Tawar made home, [...]

Novo Coffee

Name: Novo Arvada Coffee Bar and Denver Art Museum Cafe Location: 7745 Wadsworth Blvd # B, Arvada, CO and 1200 Acoma Unit A #101, Denver, CO (inside Mad Greens) Roaster: Novo Coffee Rating: 4

Novo Coffee was the other coffee destination on my latest trip to Denver. In full disclosure, it’s not my first [...]

Aviano Coffee

Name: Aviano Coffee Location: 955 Lincoln Street, Suite G, Denver, CO Relocated to 3031 East Second Ave., Denver, CO (8/10/10) Roaster: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea Rating: 3 (+?)

Travel for work can be intense and rewarding. It can also be exhausting. My way of coping is to try to do at least one fun [...]

coffee@home: Svoboda Blend

Bean: Svoboda Blend Roaster: Dazbog Coffee Company Rating: 2 (barely) 

Despite my previous excitement for Dazbog coffee, this particular blend was a big disappointment. It was harsh, bitter and offered nothing of the “liberating mild, sweet blend of coffees” with a clean finish promised on the package. Of course, I didn’t have high hopes [...]

Dazbog Coffee Company

Name: Dazbog Coffee Company Location: Denver International Airport, Concourse C, Gate 47 Roaster: Dazbog Coffee Company Rating: 3

Move over Starbucks; now there’s something tastier. Not that Starbucks is known for taste, but they do have that oh so clever marketing savvy. Well, the coffee I just tasted is a serious contender for [...]