Mirage Roasting Co.
17555 State Hwy 17
Moffat, CO 81143
The charming Mirage Roasting Company sits in the San Luis Valley in southwestern Colorado on Highway 17. One woman told me that there is 1 person for every 2 square miles of land out there, which makes it the least densely populated area in Colorado.
The entire valley consists of acres of farm land for potatoes, barley, quinoa, etc. and sits on top of Colorado’s largest aquifer providing life-giving water to this high desert landscape.
Mirage Roasting Co. also houses an art trading business and cafe where both the locals and tourists gather. Lisa, barista and roaster, explained that they purchased a roaster about a year ago and now roast several pounds a week. Several of the area’s restaurants are now serving their specialty, single-origin coffees. They are proud of their 100% organic, fair trade beans and so is the community. They wish to remain small and specialized and never compromising quality.
On my tour of the Valley I also discovered The Great Sand Dunes National Park, a restaurant that raises and serves grass-fed yak, an alligator farm, the international spiritual hub of Crestone, and a UFO lookout tower.
What a grand adventure! This is what road trips are for … to discover the uniqueness of our country.
From an editorial in The Laconia Daily Sun, Laconia, NH (photo from Yelp)
To the editor,
This is the season that soup is quite warming, that is unless you drop it.
I was leaving one of my favorite lunch stops, My Coffee House, when I went to reposition my hand and the bag slipped and crashed right by the entryway. Shrimp and Roasted Corn Chowder poured out from the bag — my four dollar lunch, gone. Scooping to get up what I can, the owner of the store leans over my shoulder and says, “We’ll get you another one”.
I am so grateful I had to write this letter to the paper to give a public, “Thank You!”
Not only does My Coffee House have terrific food and coffee but the family owned business is ever so caring! It is not a surprise they are in their 4th year open! I’ll continue to get my lunch, especially the yummy soup from the family of John and Cheryl, and their son Brandon, Morin, at My Coffee House in Laconia. I had already left the store, so for them to be so nice deserves public attention.
Andy lives and breathes organics! He bakes gluten-free delicacies in his on-site kitchen and roasts his single-origin beans with great dare. His roaster is at a special location where he can
My sister and I shared his Green Chili Quiche with a GF crust to go along with our rich and delicious americanos. Gotta tell you, that a week later, I STILL desire the taste of the quiche in my mouth … MmmmmMmm!
Toward the back of the space is a large community table with a LARGE coffee mug, too. Betcha I could drink that whole thing full of his Silver Sky Coffee!
Find out more about his coffee at http://www.SilverSkyCoffee.com
Visit his shop:
730 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601