A look at the best Boulder coffee
Boulder is a mecca for the overworked, underpaid and exhausted college student.
Luckily, students in town have a multitude of coffee shops around to enjoy a tasty cup of joe, relax and use some free Wi-Fi.
Peaberry Coffee is a local favorite. Peaberry’s was started in 1990 in Denver by founder Bill Tointon.
“The Peaberry name speaks volumes about quality coffee to aficionados. A peaberry is a small, round coffee bean that has rare and unique taste characteristics — rare, because a peaberry makes up only about 2% to 4% of the entire crop. Many say it’s the best bean available,” said Bill Tointon in a statement from Peaberrycoffee.com.
The Peaberry chain is well-known for their expansive bean variety — over 40 different kinds, and their friendly, knowledgeable employees.
Peaberry Coffee attracts students by providing a great environment to study with free Internet. For the thrifty student, Peaberry’s also features “Joe Dough”– frequent buyer cards for free coffee after the 10th purchase.
Many CU students prefer a more centralized location with free Wi-Fi, so they
frequent Espresso Roma on the corner of 13th Street and College Avenue.
This tiny coffee shop usually has a sizable crowd of people sitting on its porch, having conversations and people-watching while Espresso Roma plays light music out of outdoor speakers.
“The atmosphere is inviting and cozy,” said Ryan Pearson, 20, a freshmen open option major at CU.
With drinks at half the price of most other coffee shops, Espresso Roma attracts the typical budget-conscious student.
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