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Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Blog, Local Coffeehouse Visit | 0 comments

The Unseen Bean, Boulder, CO

Owned by a blind man

The Unseen Bean coffee shop in Boulder, CO has been around for about 6 years.  It’s a quaint cafe just north of the popular Pearl Street Mall near the University of Colorado campus.

I got to Boulder early this morning to take my son to work for the Bolder Boulder 10k run.  I had to wait a couple of hours for it to open.  I was there years ago and met Jerry, so I wanted to take some photos and post about him while in Boulder today.  Here is what I saw on the door:

Indie coffeehouses understand when you get stuck in the Bolder Boulder 10k traffic.

Indie coffeehouses understand when you get stuck in the Bolder Boulder 10k traffic.

I just had to laugh!

Jerry opened his roasting company in 2004 then the coffeehouse 4 years later.  And is in the process of relocating his roastery to a larger facility in Lafayette, CO.  Rumor has it that he will have a second shop on site.

The Unseen Bean
5100 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 447-2326


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Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Blog, Local Coffeehouse Visit | 0 comments

Cornerstone Coffee, Bremerton WA


Dawn is the happy, welcoming barista AND the owner of the light-filled, corner location in downtown Bremerton. It its just a ferry ride away from Seattle across the Puget Sound.

If I understand it correctly, the community has been hit heavily with high unemployment numbers. But you’d never know it, the people are very kind and generous here.

Maybe it because they can get a good cuppa joe at Dawn’s place. Stop in when you’re in town!

Cornerstone Coffee
435 Pacific Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337
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Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in Blog, Local Coffeehouse Visit | 2 comments

Wild-Flour Bakery, Cafe & Espresso, Lead SD


This space used to be an Eagles Lodge once upon a time and now is home to a fabulous bakery owned by a mother-daughter team.  Mom was baking in the kitchen and her daughter The space is large enough to house the entire Denver Broncos football team and they have the sweets to satisfy their taste buds.  My favorite was the cinnamon and sugar raised twists …. just like my grandma on my mother’s side used to make at her bakery in Glendale, AZ.

My father, Fred, was raised here in Lead, South Dakota.  I remember when it was a community full of people going places and doing things.  The economy started to slow down when they legalized gambling in Deadwood, its sister town, but it came to a screeching halt when the Homestake Gold Mine closed in 2002.  Now Downtown Lead only gets a few visitors as they are passing through exploring the Black Hills.

This local family took a leap of faith and decided it would be a good time to invest in a business.  And they are not alone.   A block or so down the street is a building that will house a micro-brewery to be started by a family from Oregon.  Then a block from that is the old Masonic Lodge, the one my grandfather and grandmother were members of for decades.

Today is auction day at the Lodge and the streets are lined with cars.  The building and all of its’ belongings were sold to Dakota Plains Auctions as their new primary location for their very successful family business.

As you can see, things are starting to stir again in Lead.   I love that my Dad’s hometown is making a resurgence!

Lovin’  life, Lisa

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Blog, Local Coffeehouse Visit | 0 comments

Corvus Coffee Co’s coffee at Whole Foods


Look what I found at Whole Food in Cherry Creek, Denver Colorado!

Corvus is on South Broadway in Denver.  They are a meticulous, local small batch roaster that also has a counter where you can order your favorite drink and chat with them about what they live for … amazing coffee!

Check ’em out:

(303) 913-8906

1947 S. Broadway

Denver, CO 80210

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