Roostercat Coffee House
Roostercat Coffee COmpany
In the five short years since Denver’s Roostercat Coffee Co. opened the doors to its first location in Downtown Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the city has seen remarkable growth and redevelopment in all directions — and now Roostercat is growing right along with it.
Roostercat's second location is on the mezzanine level of a high rise at 1999 Broadway with a 2-group Slayer and Mahlkonig K30 Twin grinder for espresso, plus a Fetco batch brewer for the high grab-and-go volume of business there, the company has also now fully remodeled its original shop with a similar caliber of top-shelf equipment and keener operational acumen. A third location is also slated to open by the end of 2017, with more possible after that.
The remodel reflects the wisdom founder Colin Floom has accrued in those five years since opening the original location. “When we first opened this location, all I knew was that I wanted to have a community coffee shop but I didn’t really know how a bar should be properly laid out. After five years of being open, now I know how to set up a proper bar to be efficient and to provide a better product, in quality,” Floom told Daily Coffee News of the remodeled café which he also described as having a “better, cleaner feel.”
The new reclaimed lumber bar is reoriented to face the door for an improved customer flow and is equipped with new Mazzer grinders to pair with the 4-group classic La Marzocco Linea machine that, despite its attractive custom wood exterior, will eventually give way to another Slayer machine as the next intended equipment upgrade.
Nitro and still cold brew are now on tap, and to maintain clear focus on excellence in coffee, there will no longer be made-to-order sandwiches. “We’re going to stick to quality pastries and the best coffee we can do,” said Floom, reporting that baristas have been less stressed and overall sales have increased since taking sandwiches off the menu.
“It saves a ton of time,” said Floom. “We’re able to push more people through the line, and we’re able to give a better product.
1045 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203
Denver, CO 80202