Spice up your morning commute with a pit stop at one of these five local coffee shops. Homemade flavors, house-roasted beans and specialty pastries to accompany your cup of joe are in no shortage at these coffeehouses.
Local Coffee House This cozy, mountain coffee spot roasts its beans in-house and offers a coffee subscription for the bean fiend. Don’t let Local Coffee House’s array of homemade pastries or all-day bistro menu distract from specialty coffee drinks like the matcha or turmeric latte. Coffee add-ons like lavender flavoring, CBD, and even a shot of Jameson add an extra kick to your morning cup. 614 E. Cooper Ave., 970.710.7855, localcoffeeaspen.com
Ink! Coffee Offering several locations in the Denver and Aspen areas, Ink! meticulously hand-roasts their coffee beans in small batches five days a week. In their Aspen location, Ink! serves up everything from blended coffee beverages to organic pastries and breakfast treats. Signature Ink! drinks include the avalanche latte, which is made with layers of coffee, espresso, steamed milk and white chocolate flavoring. 520 E. Durant Ave. 110A, 970.544.0588, inkcoffee.com
Jour De Fete Since 1988, this family-owned and operated French cafe serves up staple coffee beverages and cafe goodies. Jour De Fete’s hidden-gem coffees include and are not limited to house-made cold brew, lattes and cappuccino. Add a shot of Maison Routing flavoring, like white chocolate or raspberry, to any drink for an extra edge and pop of sweetness. 710 E. Durant Ave., 970.925.5055, jourdefeteaspen.com
Paradise Bakery & Cafe Kickstart your morning with a fresh-brewed, invigorating americano from Paradise Cafe. The cafe’s signature raspberry mocha paradise latte is best complimented by a house-baked raspberry bar. Combine bitter with sweet by ordering an affogato, which is made with Paradise Cafe’s homemade espresso drizzled over creamy gelato. 320 S. Galena St., 970.925.7585, paradisebakeryaspen.com
Bear Den Aspen Cozy ambiance and decadent coffees come hand in hand at Bear Den Aspen. Just a block away from the White House Tavern and Main Street, Bear Den is an easily accessible spot for a homemade meal or specialty caffeinated beverage. Bear Den’s homemade flavoring, such as vanilla bean, cardamom or lavender, takes regular cafe lattes to a new level of indulgence. 301 E. Hopkins Ave. #101, 970.922.9218, beardenaspen.com
Felix Roasting Co.
Tucked inside the Hotel Jerome is the specialty coffee roaster Felix Roasting Co. The menu includes signature hot and cold beverages, specialty drinks and more. Every sip is infused with Felix’s housemade nondairy milks, proprietary syrups and tonics, and custom spice blends. 103 S. Mill St., Ste. 105, felixroastingco.com