Any good espresso shops in Estes Park, CO?

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rockethead26
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#1: Post by rockethead26 »

Heading there in September. I can't find any good recommendations. Myself and my wife and her sister all appreciate a tasty cappuccino and a nice local pastry to go with it.

Is it a wasteland?

Thanks,
Jim

rockethead26 (original poster)
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#2: Post by rockethead26 (original poster) »

Well, OK then, crickets it is.

So, I'll reword the question. Are there any coffee shops is Estes Park that won't make me throw the cappuccino in the trash or at least can make a decent pourover? I have lower standards when traveling.

jaegerc
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#3: Post by jaegerc »

I went there about a year ago and remember finding good coffee at inkwell & brew. Not many specialty options but I remember being pleasantly surprised.

rockethead26 (original poster)
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#4: Post by rockethead26 (original poster) »

Excellent! Thanks. Close to where we are staying, too. We'll check it out.

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#5: Post by rockethead26 (original poster) »

Just returned from Estes Park and visited Inkwell & Brew once or twice every day. My wife is an artist and enjoyed having our cappuccinos in a place where she could pick up writing and drawing supplies for herself and gifts for friends.

Our drinks were consistently good. All of the barista girls, morning and afternoon staff, pulled shots of 28-30 seconds with a normal output. All of them could properly steam milk and most could steam almond milk without large bubbles for my wife's drinks. The roast they used came from Denver and was good enough that the drinks were always pleasant.

We loved sitting in the upstairs loft to enjoy our coffee. Great atmosphere to hang out.

Thanks to jaegerc for the recommendation.