Pablo's is hosting our first ever Latte Art Throwdown - Pour Your Heart Out. We look forward to hanging out with our barista compatriots from the Denver community, enjoying some Great Divide ales, and engaging in some good old fashioned friendly competition. Since we're new to this, we're limiting participation to 16 contestants, and the buy-in is $5 - winner takes all! Additionally there will be some baller prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, and all competitors will take home a gift bag!
Do you like coffee? We’re guessing, if you are on Pablo’s blog, the answer is yes. How about women? Pablo’s fans tend to be sophisticated and not sociopaths so we’re confident that you’re also a fan of the female gender. What about coffee and women together?! We’re pretty sure that is a winning competition 100 percent of the time which is why we are so excited about the first ever, all female, all badass, barista competition put on by Cherry Roast. Amethyst Coffee Co. located at 1111 Broadway, Suite 101 will be hosting the event Friday, November 20th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
If you travel to any American city you might notice something in abundance: independent specialty coffee shops. In the past decade Denver has seen shops crop up in every neighborhood that not only serve hot beverages but damn good coffee. Baristas and roasters seem more and more like scientists these days experimenting with different techniques to make the best possible cup of coffee. The consumer wants to know where their beans were sourced from, how and when they were roasted, and the extraction method.
A long, long time ago, in the year 1995, the most famous Kardashian had just helped O.J. beat a murder charge, Alanis Morissette released a song that confused everyone on the meaning of the word ironic, and Bill Clinton was in his first term as president. In little ol' Denver, Colorado, Craig Conner quit the corporate world, sold his house, and founded Pablo's Coffee with his friend, Kris Kluver. Kris moved on, but Craig stuck it out in the coffee world for the past twenty years.
Do you have a psychotic paperboy in your life hounding you for two dollars that you just don't have? Don't know how you're going to save that money? Remember that every Tuesday, at either of our locations, we offer two dollars off all pounds of coffee. We are sure, no matter what your taste, you can find a coffee you like from our wide selection of beans.
Here is a fun fact for all you coffee afficionados out there: coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil. Coffee is a daily ritual for the majority of adults in this country, and every year it grows in popularity. Coffee is also becoming more specialized and more and more people are begining to demand a good cup of joe. Gone are the days of drinking Folgers just to get your caffeine fix and avoid a blinding headache.
This weather has felt a little more Portland than Denver these past few weeks, and the general consensus over at our shops is that we are ready for some Colorado sunshine. A few of our green-thumbed baristas decided that despite having the April showers leak over into this month, they would deliver us some much needed May flowers. Lauren, Kristi, and Shandon took an afternoon and spruced up the patio over at 6th and Washington, and now our customers can enjoy a kaleidoscope of flowers while enjoying a cup of coffee outside.
Anyone who has spent time at either of our two locations is probably aware that Pablo’s is a rare, internet-free zone. While this confounds many of our laptop-wielding customers, we swear that our reasoning is not to annoy you. We get it; Pablo’s is an awesome place to work, and we certainly aren’t going to stop anyone from coming in and staring at their computer or studying all day.
We are super excited to introduce a revamped Breakfast Blend. Our new roasting team has been working hard to update this classic, and they really hit the ball out of the park with this one. The harmonious mix consists of El Salvador Peaberry, Colombia Popayan Supremo, and Sumatra Mandheling. The result tastes like milk chocolate, raisins, and roasted peanuts. Come into either of our locations or buy it online here. This coffee is bound to be a new favorite!
Finally! after weeks of careful selection, and cupping, after cupping, after cupping! We have found the cream of the crop. check out these amazing coffees!