I’m not on the road right now, just home in Denver enjoying the hourly weather changes hoping it’s nice & sunny when I go to the Colorado Rockies v. Arizona Diamondbacks day game on Wednesday.
Alice’s Philosophy Espresso, Lincoln City, OR
However, I have friends that are travelling and will occasionally send me a photo of a coffeehouse they meet. Each one is special and expresses a bit of the owner’s personality. This one is from Doug. He goes to the Oregon Coast once a year to breath in some of the best air on the planet (lucky man).
I visited their Facebook page and discovered the owner is 24 year-old Allie. She opened the doors in 2011 and loves philosophy so much that she “created an espresso business to implement a main marketing concept of developing exciting and interactive philosophical thought and conversation.”
Thanks for being uniquely you, Allie!! My next journey on Highway 101 will include a stophere.
Allie’s Philosophy Espresso
5998 SE Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Allie’sPhilosphy Espresso Facebook Page
Java Moose in Fairplay, CO
Java Moose Coffee House & Deli
730 Main Street
Fairplay, CO 80440
Highway 9 offers a viable option when avoiding I-70 “slow and go” traffic back to Denver. As I descended Hoosier Pass driving south out of Breckenridge, CO this afternoon I was drawn to stop at the Java Moose Coffee House & Deli.
The barista was too busy to chat, but I met a kind man sitting at the end of the counter. He is a truck driver who lives in South Park. He stops in for a coffee and a doughnut whenever he’s home …. “love the community that meets here”, he said.
According to their website they have art hanging on the walls from the students in Ms. Husher’s class at the local middle school.
How does it get any better than this?
This is why it is important to support local business.
When people travel to Denver they are often drawn to stroll along our 16th Street Mall where there is always something happening. Due to its popularity, the cost to lease a storefront for a business increases. Sometimes (usually) pricing the mom-and-pop shops out of the market for such a high-traffic location and providing fertile ground for a publicly traded corporation to plant a well-researched, specially-incubated seed.
Mind you, I understand the economics of it all and am not criticizing it (at for least today… that’s a discussion for another post). But I encourage people to look beyond convenience and seek out a local experience. About 3 blocks from my current location are about half a dozen options
That is where thelocalcoffeehouse.com comes in …. Our geo-locator will populate your coffee search with grand, local flavor alternatives!
Support local economies… Help them thrive by visiting them often.
Go Broncos! Lisa
Freshly harvested peaches, a family reunion, and an indie coffeehouse!
The Western Slope of Colorado gives the country delicious fruit! This time of year fruit stands dot the roadways and hand painted signs indicate the bounty of fruits they sell. There are peaches, pears, plums, apples, cherries, and cantaloupe; peppers, squash, honey and jams.
Bikki Family Farms, Palisade Colorado
Most of the farms are family owned and operated. And when it’s time to harvest the community comes together to pick, sort and pack the produce for market. This is what I love about community coffeehouses across the world, too. They gather people together and give us the chance to get to know our neighbors.
@ the counter
Take Moca Joe’s Espresso on Main Street in Delta … they have delicious roast from a local roaster and serve an Americano (my fav) that is rich and aromatic. The owners put their energy into this one shop and it shows
When traveling to a wine tasting in Palisade or to ski in Aspen, just stop in. They are on Highway 50 in downtown Delta, Colorado. Tell them we sent you.
Moca Joe’s Espresso
352 Main Street
Delta, CO 81416