SONDER Coffee


Coffee cupping is a method of evaluating and tasting the quality and profiles of different coffees. It’s a must for anyone in a coffee career, and as a coffee shop we do it at least once a week. What we’ve also starting doing is small public coffee cupping for our customers and community, which has been a lot of fun! Corvus Coffee Roasters, who provides our current flagship espresso and drip (roasted locally in Denver), is...

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“You can’t please everyone.” We all know this, but this phrase takes on a whole new meaning when you have your own business, and it’s not really a fun lesson to learn. As coffee shop owners, we thrive in providing a tasty experience others can enjoy and leave with a smile. But the reality is… not everyone will, and you often realize this in the form of a bad review *gasp*. It’s a terrible feeling;...

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This week was quite exciting in our world as we headed to Seattle, WA for the Global Speciality Coffee Expo! Six months into SONDER and still new in the coffee world, we had no idea what to expect and were just taking everything in. Rather than describe our weekend in a timeline fashion or go through the pictures (which are self-explanatory, plus who wants to check facts), I’ll leave you with my overall impression and the areas...

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A quiet early morning. Opening the door to a clean, fresh shop; everything in it’s place. Click on the lights, turn on the soft indie electro tunes. Weigh and grind fresh coffee and brew the first pot. As the world is taking their time to wake up, you pour yourself a mug and watch the sunrise spill an orange-pink over the Rocky Mountains right into our very shop. Here’s a little of what that looks like in this SONDER Day...

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FIKA. A swedish verb to describe the taking time out of one’s day to enjoy coffee and sweets over conversation. We learned that tasting a bit of the coffee culture in Northern Europe. We definitely embrace the fact that we could use a little moment to slow down and enjoy the little things in our life, and a coffee shop is a great place to do so– thus we couldn’t be more happy to be part of the FIKA Coffee Passport program...

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Some things in isolation aren’t a big deal, but when it happens in a stream of events it really takes a toll. That’s a little of how this last month was. I was feeling the weight of everything from being sick, busy, dealing with personal and work matters, and all these things were building up and being magnified upon each other. I found myself wondering, “why am I doing this to myself?” Why couldn’t I...

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