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Drink Here Now: Colorado's Best Ski Town Coffee Shops

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Curbed Ski rounded up some of the best ski-town coffee shops in Colorado so you can fuel up before you hit the slopes. Whether its a blue-sky groomer day or a cold and deep no-friends-on-a-powder day, a warm cup of joe starts everything off right. From Crested Butte to Breckenridge, these are just a sampling of places we love. But this list is just a starting point, so tell us: where do you love to get that caffeine fix in the high country?


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1. Cuppa Joe

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118 S Ridge St
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-3938
This Breckenridge favorite serves up delicious coffee and a killer breakfast. Check out their unique latte list and grab a breakfast burrito (watch out, they are huge) that's sure to fill you up before you hit the slopes. Photo from Cuppa Joe Breckenridge

2. Kava Cafe

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209 North Main Street, White River National Forest
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-2661
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Kava Cafe is known for their made to order miniature donuts, good coffee, and kava, a cold specialty drink that combines kava root, coconut milk, and fresh ginger. Located downtown not far from the gondola, grab your coffee to go and snack on the piping hot donuts on your way up the mountain. Photo from Uncover Colorado

3. Yeti's Grind

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141 E Meadow Dr
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 476-1515
Avoid the Starbucks in Vail and instead head to Yeti's Grind, a place that does everything from black coffee to elaborate seasonal lattes. The latte art can be beautiful and its a comfortable spot if you are taking a break from the slope. Photo from Yeti's Grind

4. The Blend

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1150 Hwy 133
Carbondale, CO 8623
(970) 510-5048
Join the Colorado locals at this relatively new coffee hot spot. Comfortable and lacking the pretension that permeates many ski town coffee joints, the Blend has organic Novo coffee, great pour overs, and great breakfast options. Photo from The Blend Coffee Company

5. Rumors Coffee and Tea House

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414 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-7545
Most tourists in town head to the famous Camp 4 Coffee shop, but Curbed Ski prefers Rumors Coffee and Tea House for its relaxed atmosphere and tasty brew. There's also an excellent bookstore next door and plenty of comfortable seating to enjoy your chai tea or espresso.

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1. Cuppa Joe

118 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
This Breckenridge favorite serves up delicious coffee and a killer breakfast. Check out their unique latte list and grab a breakfast burrito (watch out, they are huge) that's sure to fill you up before you hit the slopes. Photo from Cuppa Joe Breckenridge
118 S Ridge St
Breckenridge, CO 80424

2. Kava Cafe

209 North Main Street, White River National Forest, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Kava Cafe is known for their made to order miniature donuts, good coffee, and kava, a cold specialty drink that combines kava root, coconut milk, and fresh ginger. Located downtown not far from the gondola, grab your coffee to go and snack on the piping hot donuts on your way up the mountain. Photo from Uncover Colorado
209 North Main Street, White River National Forest
Breckenridge, CO 80424

3. Yeti's Grind

141 E Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657
Avoid the Starbucks in Vail and instead head to Yeti's Grind, a place that does everything from black coffee to elaborate seasonal lattes. The latte art can be beautiful and its a comfortable spot if you are taking a break from the slope. Photo from Yeti's Grind
141 E Meadow Dr
Vail, CO 81657

4. The Blend

1150 Hwy 133, Carbondale, CO 8623
Join the Colorado locals at this relatively new coffee hot spot. Comfortable and lacking the pretension that permeates many ski town coffee joints, the Blend has organic Novo coffee, great pour overs, and great breakfast options. Photo from The Blend Coffee Company
1150 Hwy 133
Carbondale, CO 8623

5. Rumors Coffee and Tea House

414 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Most tourists in town head to the famous Camp 4 Coffee shop, but Curbed Ski prefers Rumors Coffee and Tea House for its relaxed atmosphere and tasty brew. There's also an excellent bookstore next door and plenty of comfortable seating to enjoy your chai tea or espresso.
414 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO 81224