Day in the Life


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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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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Series three features a sunny lazy Sunday afternoon. Colorado’s January sunshine streams into our windows as groups of friends take the time to slowly sip their drinks over casual convos, in between open books and open lap tops. All three of us –Pop, Ernest and I– were in this afternoon which gave us time to play around with the Kalita pourover, and to sip and chat a bit ourselves. Sunshine, smiles, a steady pace on...

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When we were designing SONDER, we loved the idea of having it so homey that we’d sell trinkets and items that fit our brand on our shelves. Our space is on the small side that we haven’t made it happen yet, so we love having pop-up shops as an extension of this idea. We also get to meet and feature local creatives with their own inspiring stories, and foster a fun space where you can buy lovely handcrafted things. Enjoy an...

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Series two captures more of our early days, as we’re still within the first month of being open. Late summertime vibes continue throughout our warm Colorado fall with sunny outdoor weather, students working indoors, and yummy sweets and coffee found all around! Captured moments courtesy of my friend Liz of LT Fotography. 🙂 Thanks for stepping into SONDER Coffee, day in the life. SONDER Coffee Day in the Life: Series 2 Photo...

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