"As my eyes wander from my computer, I realize with shock that this loft in Café Ole is nearly identical to the loft of Drip Denver, my mom’s coffee shop. The orangey-red décor, tables and barstools for standing and sitting; people reading, working, talking, and musing; the smell of toasted sandwiches and toasted milk… Even the cherry wood and dark metal railings are the same. There’s a woman working behind the bar. Even though the lady behind the salad bar makes sandwiches, not biscotti, I feel like she’d fit right in with the Genova’s crew. The photos on the wall are kitsch romanticized images of lovers on stairs, vapid tourists, and stars like Elvis and Marilyn. Looking at them I remember with delight that when my family purchased Drip we removed the same classic, silly photos from Drip’s walls to promote modern work by local artists. Now, I want to ask my mom to put them back up..."
This piece is written by Emily Stewart, Drip Denver Daughter and Marketing Manager
Handground Magazine: "6 Coffee Shop Marketing Strategies That Cost Less Than $100 A Month"
"Even more amazing is that nearly 40% of shops spend a total of $0 on marketing. In the age of multi-million dollar commercial spots, how does an independent coffee shop attract new customers? Thanks to the data we collected from the survey, we were able to identify six different marketing strategies coffee shops are using to attract new customers. The following six points include interesting trends in coffee shop marketing as well as advice from real coffee shops. Employing a mix of these strategies can help coffee shops earn new customers for less than $100 a month."
Colleen Bement: "Best places in Denver to enjoy Chai tea"
"In the Capitol Hill area of Denver sits the popular hangout for locals who love their Chai tea and coffee. For those who love their Chai spicy and flavorful, Drip Denver offers up some of the best in the Front Range. The free WiFi is a bonus to those who know this to be an ideal local spot to work, read, or chat with friends. The baristas serve up the charm and good service while they bring customers a mouth-tingling Chai latte along with a tasty snack. They also happen to have some nice Colorado brews, wines, and some of the harder stuff for those who seek that extra kick. For those who are looking to mellow out, their herbal teas are delish. Although the location is good, it is usually not too crowded..."
Denver Westword: THE TEN BEST DENVER COFFEEHOUSES WITH BOOZE
"Drip has been brewing rich coffee in the Beauvallon building on Lincoln Street since 2012, but just added liquor this fall. The warm, cozy cafe has just the right touch of elegance to lend it the ambiance of an old-world conservatory without seeming stuffy. The food is mostly of the grab-and-go (or grab-and-stay) variety, making Drip a prime spot for neighbors to pop in and catch up. Adult beverages include a few beers and wines along with a a small collection of spirits chosen for their affinity for coffee: amaretto, Irish whiskey, Frangelico and Kahlua."