Boulder Coffee was nothing like I imagined. In my mind I pictured staff colder than iced coffee. A bland sitting area. And elevator music that reminds you of a 1950’s coffee commercial. Just the thought of it makes me want to fall asleep. These were all the terrifying thoughts shooting through my mind as we pulled into the parking lot.
Upon entering the shop, the reality was much different. In fact it hit me harder than cheap perfume. The atmosphere reminded me of a sitcom called “That 70’s Show”. It had a grungy, rocker style paint scheme, with funky couches and chairs. And the black and white photographs, along with the comic style art work had a laid back vibe to it.
The staff was so nice that they gave us all a big hug. Ok, that’s not the way it happened but it sure felt that way. While handing us our fresh coffee, the staff was all smiles and very conversational. They made us feel very welcome and even answered all of our nosy, boring questions. This all felt very strange to us. But then again, that’s what a lifetime of going to commercial shops can do to you. It sucks all the coffee shop enthusiasm completely out of you. Darn those commercial shops!
Boulder Is Like A Time Machine
My favorite section of the shop was the stage filled with old televisions. I kept thinking that an Elvis look-alike, dressed in polyester was going to jump out of one. I could see the disco lights dropping from the ceiling. The music playing from the ancient music box. And the bushy hair with sideburns swaying from side to side, along with his butt, smooshed in his tight pants. Long live disco! Only if you’re into that kind of thing.
Of course, the disco guy never magically appeared. And there were no flashing multicolored lights. But we did enjoy fresh coffee and the best cheese cake that money can buy, from Cheesy Eddies. Plus an interesting atmosphere that brought us back to the days of black and white television. Anybody down for watching the Brady Bunch?
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