Kaladi Brothers Coffee doesn't mess around
By Taylor Coughlin, Metromix
When you walk into Kaladi Brothers Coffee on East Evans by the DU campus, the first thing you may notice is: "This ain't no Starbucks." There's no trace of corporate control or outside opinion, only the trace of fresh roasted coffee beans wafting through the air and the happy-go-lucky attitude embedded in each person behind the counter.
Breathe a sigh of relief: You have found a place with coffee that's cared for.
Kaladi was started in April of 2000 with the hopes of getting people to care about the coffee they drink. But despite being located a stone's throw away from the DU campus, owner Andy Melnick says only 10 percent of his customers are students. "The bread and butter of our customers are the residents who live around here," he said. And we think this goes to show that the locals always know what's best, no matter what you're looking for.
So what's really so special about another independent coffee shop? Click on, Metromixers.