“For refugees, new Denver coffee shop brimming with optimism”
Denver Post Columnist
Barista-in-training Chuda Khanal locks his eyes on the nonfat decaf latte he’s constructing while trainer Alisa Melville hovers.
“I’m trying to get them to do latte art,” Melville said about the three students behind the counter at Emily’s Coffee, a new espresso shop at 1261 Glenarm Place created by the Language Learning Center of Emily Griffith Technical College. The three students, Bhutan refugees who were relocated to the United States from camps in Nepal, took a one-month course to learn job skills and U.S. workforce orientation.