Why It's Amazing: With two locations (at Boulder gourmet shop Cured and The Source in RiNo), Boxcar richly deserves the strong buzz (no pun intended) it generates for its roasting expertise and high-altitude brewing methods, showcased in every last espresso blend and single-origin coffee from, say, Rwanda.
Signature Drink: Right now, the favorite is fruity Colombia Tolima.
Perfect Pairing: If you're at The Source, you're just steps away from cult favorite Babettes Artisan Breads, where you'll find incredible blueberry danishes, pain aux raisins and the like.
Know Before You Go: Owner Vajra Rich plans to move his antique German roaster from Boulder to the Denver location within the next couple of weeks so patrons can see the stunning machine in action.
3350 Brighton Blvd.; 1825 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-527-1300