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The Best Coffee in La Cruz! It’s in the Garden.

Right here at Marychuy Ortega’s Octopus’s Garden, an oasis in the middle of La Cruz De Huanacaxtle. She’ll make you breakfast, too. The coffee comes from a nearby plantation and roaster, all in the state of Nayarit. In the mountains. We prefer the dark roast. Marychuy grinds it for us, and the half-kilo bag comes to 125 pesos. That’s about a pound for about $6.75US. And, yes, it is very good, whether she makes or…

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Sundays are Special at The Market in Larimer Square!

You’d be hard-pressed to find friendlier coffee service, a larger house-made pastry selection, an ongoing feeling of neighborhood community, good food and plenty of familiar faces…than at The Market in Larimer Square. And, on Sundays, there’s always a “parade of cakes” as more than a hundred are custom baked for pick-up. Even more go out the door on Saturdays, according to owner Mark Greenberg. Visit any day. And, you’ll be surprised what you can find for Holiday…

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Assignment: Stay on 16th Street. And, Find a Good Cup of Coffee.

Can you do it? It may not be as easy as you think. And, yes, we have our reasons for saying that. Recently, a woman visiting from San Francisco and riding the Mall Shuttle asked if the 16th Street Mall had a Starbucks on every block. It seemed that way to her. That’s not the case, of course. In fact, there are only four along the Mall…out of the 18 or so Downtown. And, to…

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Weather to Blame for Everything!

This week’s weather was news. And, it seems that everything anyone, anywhere, tried to do this week was delayed by that weather. Further work at Union Station was moved back because of the cold. Flights everywhere were delayed or cancelled. And, the promised Coffee Survey of the 16th Street Mall, a Denver by the Slice exclusive report, never made it out of the pot. But, it will. And, since it will contain information that could…

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