7 Best Places to Get Coffee in Fort Collins
Just in time for the fall weather, September has bestowed upon us quite possibly one of our favorite minor holidays: National Coffee Day. The holiday isn’t officially celebrated until Sept. 29, but we’re gearing up with a compilation of some of our favorite coffee joints around town. See if your go-to spot made our list!
1822 S College Ave.
821 N. College Ave.
Coffee Truck on CSU Campus
The Human Bean drive-thru coffee shop holds a special place in our hearts since our very own Burt is a longtime regular there. Their friendly baristas greet him by name and we greet them with a smile while sipping on a cup of goodness.
646 S. College Ave.
You may know it as Caffé Olé, but the classic South College coffee shop recently changed its name to Tia’s Coffee and Eats. A true local act, they serve up coffee and other products from Denver, Boulder and right here in Fort Collins.
1129 W. Elizabeth St.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to study or just a peaceful atmosphere to sip a cup o’ joe, Momo Lolo’s is your oasis. Between their better-than-heaven hot chocolate and Milky Way lattes, we guarantee you’ll find something you love.
261 S College Ave. and 306 West Laurel St.
You know they must be good to have two (locally owned!) locations less than a mile apart. Mugs is the classic student hangout, but even if your college days are long in the past, you’ll still find their coffee and snacks delicious.
112 S College Ave. #100
Right in the heart of downtown, Starry Night is the perfect place to grab a quick mug of coffee or crack open a laptop and work for a few hours. Their brews are delicious, but their carrot cake and quiches rank pretty high in our eyes as well.
255 Linden St.
This little gem on Linden Street has an eclectic style and serves up creations made with local and organic ingredients. Enjoy a cup of coffee, but also check out their complete breakfast and lunch menu while you’re there.
147 W Oak St. #101
Everything The Crooked Cup whips up is quite tasty, but their specialty lattes knock it out of the park. Plus, their social media game is so strong that interacting with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will get you more free offers than you know what to do with!
Don’t forget: In celebration of National Coffee Day, we’re offering 10 percent off any travel mug purchase for the month of September. Call us today at 970-484-7417 to get your order in before the end of the month!
Top Northern Colorado Fall 2016 Events to Attend
The days of football tossing, leaf crunching and pumpkin picking have arrived! Fall in Colorado brings so many blissful days, and we can’t wait for all the fun community events that northern Colorado has to offer. Here are just a few to add to your calendar
It seems that every city has its own version of an Oktoberfest event, but if you ask us, the Fort Collins version knocks it out of the park. This free event features a multitude of live entertainment, craft beer samplings and numerous local vendors.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Old Town Square, Fort Collins
This favorite Fort Collins event happens twice a year and grows exponentially each time. FC Bikes and the City of Fort Collins close off a select city street to motorized traffic for the day so that the community can use it for a physical activity of their choosing and for engaging in the activities provided by local businesses.
Date: Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Linden and Redwood Streets, from Old Town Square to Willox Lane, Fort Collins
Another classic twist on Oktoberfest, Greeley’s OktoBREWfest will feature vendors, crafts, games, children’s activities, live music, pie eating contests, and – of course – a variety of regular and specialty beers to sample.
Date: Friday, Sept. 23, 5:30-10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Park, Downtown Greeley
The Town of Timnath may be small, but they roll out the red carpet for all their events! The Taste in Timnath Fall Festival and 5K features a 5K race first thing in the morning and family friendly activities for the day, such as hay rides, an old-fashioned photo booth, pumpkin decorating and more. Country rock band, Union Gray, will provide live entertainment, and there will also be fall-themed food and beverages.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Main Street in Timnath (Old Town Timnath)
Northern Colorado Corn Maze offers fun for the whole family during the month of October. Along with their 20 acre corn maze to navigate, they also feature a pumpkin patch, scavenger hunt, kids’ activities and more. If you’re up for some hair-raising shenanigans, the maze becomes haunted after dusk!
Date: Oct. 2-31, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (haunted maze opens around 7 p.m.)
Location: 2318 S. County Road 5 in Fort Collins
With plenty of festivals and events in northern Colorado to choose from, we have no doubt that this fall season will be the best yet!
4 Things to Consider Before Ordering T-shirts
We are firm believers that one of the best ways to make a group of people stand out is to dress them all in some cool-looking t-shirts. When considering what shirts you’d like to order for your next event, company function, family reunion, etc., here are a few items to think about:
The only thing worse than having a couple hundred extra shirts stamped with a “2016” design is running out before everyone gets one. Before placing an order, calculate how many people will need a shirt, and don’t forget to account for last minute drop-ins. If you are purchasing shirts for an event, try to delve into previous attendance statistics to get a decent estimate. It can’t hurt to order a few more than your prediction, but careful calculations beforehand should help you get close.
Before even deciding on which color you like best, determine how many different colors you’d like your shirts in. Do you need separate color schemes for male and female shirts? Adult and children shirts? If you choose to go with only one color, be sure to pick something generic like royal blue, black or red so you have a better chance of the shirts appealing to everyone.
Similar to color, it is important to carefully consider how many different sizes you will need. If your order is small enough that you know each individual size needed, then your life is ridiculously simplistic! If you need to guess on sizes, it is best to get a variety of sizes, with most being sized medium and large. Be sure to ask if shirts are male and female or if they run large or small, as this will affect your size count.
Possibly the most crucial factor…what should the shirts say? Will you be providing any artwork, or would you like us to take a stab at creating your message? Does an event or company logo suffice, or does it warrant further text or creative work? Don’t forget to decide whether you want a front or back (or both!) design.
Have any questions about your next t-shirt order? Give us a call at 970-484-7417 and we’d be happy to help!