After our giant burrito and more than satisfying chilaquiles at El Taco de Mexico, the next item on our morning hierarchy of needs was the all-important caffeine.
Comet Coffee here in Ann Arbor has spoiled me while turning me into a hipster doucheperson who 1. knows the definition of "third-wave coffee" and 2. frantically googles the term when going on vacation.
Crema Coffee House popped up immediately in the search I did for Denver. So, desperately needing caffeine, we drove over to a district of warehouses and art galleries and found the way cool Crema. The place was full of mismatched furniture and great local art, just how I like my coffeehouses.
Logan ordered an espresso, and I dithered. The menu is not nearly as clearly laid out as Comet, and working out how things functioned coffee-wise at Crema was a little tough. Apparently, they did have two different kinds of coffee you could get as a French press (though I had to ask a number of leading questions to figure this out, as this information was not posted anywhere), or there was a brew of the day. After asking a number of questions, I decided on the (off-menu, I suppose) amaro sun dried, which came out a few minutes later.
Unfortunately, Logan's espresso was awful. It was so sour it hurt our teeth. Too bad. The french press coffee was better, but still not great. Perhaps it was the type I'd chosen - the barista warned us that it would be light, but it was so light as to have almost no flavor except for a bit of bitterness.
Still, overall I liked the place. I just wouldn't get a straight espresso there again anytime soon, which is too bad because the game they talk on their website is pretty hardcore.
Crema is located at 2682 Larimer in Denver, in Five Points. 720.235.2995.