Tulips are blooming, birds are chirping, and crop tops are out in full force all over Denver. Spring has officially arrived and we have prepared at Pablo's Coffee. We have increased our iced coffee production and have enjoyed keeping the doors open - it almost feels like we work outside!
If you are around Denver tonight and looking for something to do then you should head over to our Pennsylvania location to check out the new art show organized by our very own, Emily Moyer. An art opening will be held tonight from 4 to 7 at the Penn street store where you can mingle with some of the amazing artists who collaborated on the show. The artists included in the show are Frank Kwiatkowski, Moeh Haywood, J. PARTYLORD, Erin McMillin, Pickle, Kate Dedlow, and Emily Moyer.
The Ethiopian coffee lover is perhaps the most loyal of all coffee fans. If you like Ethiopian coffee there isn't nothing else quite like it. Perhaps it stems from Ethiopia being the suspected orgin of coffee, but this African country produces some of the best coffee in the world. The good news is we have a brand new Ethiopian coffee ready for your consumption. We are selling it online and in our stores, so you can enjoy it from a distance or right here in Denver.
How can strawberries & cream, Sour Patch Kids, and Concord grapes possibly describe a coffee? Doesn’t coffee just taste like - well, coffee? Similar to wine, a whole range of factors affect the taste of coffee. The soil, the altitude, the growing practices, the variety of plant, and how it is processed can all dramatically change the taste of coffee before we even get our hands on it. Prior to us selling a coffee in our stores we cup several beans before picking our favorites.
Recently, our boss man Craig Conner sat down and gave some insight into what it means to run a coffee business, and a look at some of the philosophy behind Pablo's Coffee. Check it out!
We are happy to report that last week we hosted our first Latte Art Throwdown and it was a total success! For those of you who don’t know what a coffee competition looks like, we had 18 competitors from different coffee shops who were judged by a panel of 3 coffee experts on the quality of their latte art. It was great to get together with baristas from all around town and cheer on our friends.
Coffee is ever-evolving and, as one of the most cherished commodities in the world, there remains an abundance to learn. As consumers and lovers of coffee our preferences have been rapidly changing too, and it seems like every year a new coffee shop crops up with passionate employees chasing down the perfect cup of coffee. Most of us remember our parents (or younger selves) drinking simple brew coffee or even instant, but these days the average person might have a pour-over, scale, burr grinder, and gooseneck kettle to get the day started.
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.