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Coffee Stories featuring the Santa Elena Farm of Costa Rica

Coffee Stories featuring the Santa Elena Farm of Costa Rica

The coffee industry is full of wonderful stories to be told. From baristas, to farmers, to roasters, everyone has a story to tell. This time around we're focusing on the story of a particular farm in Costa Rica: Santa Elena. 

We've had coffee from Santa Elena on our shelves for quite some time. They not only produce a great tasting product, the farm is woman-owned (which if you haven't noticed is a detail we really love)!

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Luz Marina Trujillo, the owner of the farm, comes from a family of coffee producers. She...


Coffee Stories Featuring Linda Tanaka of Copper Door Coffee Roasters

Coffee Stories Featuring Linda Tanaka of Copper Door Coffee Roasters

Linda knows coffee. If you've ever stopped in our shop and talked with her, you know she oozes coffee knowledge. What's even more admirable is her desire to constantly learn more.

 Linda got her start in coffee back in 2009 with a west coast chain, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. She's been soaking up all the knowledge and experience she can ever since.

"My favorite memory with coffee was at the Ala Moana Shopping center in Hawaii. There used to be a huge coffee shop in the middle of...


Coffee Stories featuring Nikol Werner of Copper Door Coffee Roasters

Coffee Stories featuring Nikol Werner of Copper Door Coffee Roasters

Our roaster Nikol is great. If you haven't stopped in the shop and met her, you're missing out. Her story highlights how passion for a hobby can turn into an absolutely wonderful career. Nikol's been with Copper Door for just over a year now. Check out her coffee journey!

"My coffee journey started in Seattle as a barista at Starbucks. From training there at head quarters, I transferred back to Colorado and stayed with the company for 8 years.

I went through their 'coffee master program,'which involves extensive tasting...


Newest Offering: Guatemala Huehuetenango CODECH

Newest Offering: Guatemala Huehuetenango CODECH

We're always out there looking for the next great addition to our list of offerings. Our searches led us to a wonderful coffee out of the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. 

Huehuetenango is one of the most popular regions for growing coffee in Guatemala. This particular coffee comes from the CODECH cooperative, a group of farms located in the highest mountain range in Guatemala. 

This coffee carries notes of black cherry and kola nut. We're really excited to have it on our shelves, so stop in and pick up a bag for yourself! 


Rocky Mountain Craft Coffee Alliance Announces New Executive Council

Rocky Mountain Craft Coffee Alliance Announces New Executive Council

We’d like to congratulate all the picks for the new Rocky Mountain Craft Coffee Alliance Executive Board! Copper Door owner Hannah Ulbrich was chosen for a seat on the executive council, which is very exciting new for us!

Executive Council Members

Eric Yochim - Two Rivers Coffee
Hannah Ulbrich - Copper Door Coffee Roasters
Jay DeRose - Middlestate Coffee
Josh Taves - Novo Coffee
Krystin Wade - Corvus Coffee
Alex Rawal - Method Coffee Roasters

If you’re unfamiliar with the Rocky Mountain Craft Coffee Alliance (RMCCA), it is an organization formed to encourage a passion and commitment to quality coffee in...