While you enjoy a warm cuppa at our Sunnyside Coffeehouse, you might notice the Thomas-the-Tank-Engine contraption front and center. Here is where we roast our coffee just for you.
The only way to be sure of your product is to create it yourself. We source our beans from a reputable broker who is as passionate about quality of bean as quality of life for the coffee farmers.
It's all about the beans... Coffee beans are an agricultural commodity dependent on many factors including nature, commerce, and politics. What we have on offer changes regularly. This is a list of some of the coffees we often carry. Stop by our stores to see what is available today.
Brazil, Fazenda Aurea Fazenda Aurea is a single estate located outside the city of Serra do Salitre. The estate has a unique milling structure—prepares both naturals and semi-washed coffees. The beans are dried on 2,500 square meters of suspended and covered patios. This coffee has a medium body and a bit of sweetness.
Brazilian, Mogiana (Full City Roast) A naturally processed coffee from the lush soils of The High Grown Cerrado region of Brazil. It boasts a medium chocolate body and flavors reminiscent of red wine with a little spice.
Colombia, Narino Peaberry Coffee Narino Inga Mistic is produced by members of the Sandoná Group. The Sandoná group is formed by coffee producers from different communities located in the department of Nariño, Colombia. The Sandoná group has approximately 17 members who mainly rely on coffee production for a living. The Sandoná Group has partnered with our export company to increase the quality of their coffee and income from the sale of their coffee to improve the quality of daily life for each farmer and their families.
Colombia, Huila - San Agustino Well balanced, sweet and winy notes, medium to high acidity, body, and aroma with caramel and fruity notes. Grown by rural, indigenous, and afro-descendant families and communities working hard to create environmentally and socially sustainable alternatives for growing coffee. Shade grown in a humid area of Colombia. San Agustin receives lots of rain during the year, and is an area of rich biodiversity.
Costa Rican, Terrazu- Monte Crisol Medium bodied with terrific sweet acidity, enticing “coffee” aroma, bright citrus and red berry notes, with an extra sweet chocolate note you’ll find mid-palate. Produced in the West Valley region of Costa Rica by a cooperative with over 13K members receiving medical services for themselves and their families, financial services, and economical contributions. Committed to the environment with forest protection programs, minimizing water consumption, optimizing milling and organic fertilizers.
El Salvador (Full City Roast) Not your typical Central American bean! Moderate acidity, but with a full round body and a hint of cocoa. . The Santa Rita Farm is located on the slopes of the Ilamatepec Volcano in Northern El Salvador. The coffee is 100 percent shade grown, and these important shade trees also serve as a home to a number of native exotic birds and other animals. All the coffee is selectively hand-picked. In addition to coffee production, Santa Rita also places an importance on social and environmental consciousness, including supplying local communities with health services and infrastructure for educational advancement. The Salaverria group has owned Santa Rita farm for over 10 years, and during this time, a volcanic eruption took place. The workers, their families and the Salaverria group have worked hard to rebuild the farm, and make improvements.
Ethiopia, Bench Maji - Gesha This farm, situated very close to the town of Gesha in a very remote region of Bench Maji, is owned by a man named Gashaw Kinfe Desta. This is considered the original home of the now world-famous varietal of the same name. Much of the proceeds from the sale of this coffee are going towards a fund to support the local elementary school in Biftu.
Ethiopian, Sidamo (Full City Roast) A naturally processed coffee from the lush soils of Ethiopia boasting a medium, earthy body and flavors reminiscent of dry red wine and mild spice.
Flores - Organic Bajawa (City Roast) Grown as a collaboration between two farmer groups in the Ngada district of Flores in rich soils surrounding the volcano Inerie. Flores is small by island standards, just about 360 kilometers end to end. It is in the Indonesian archipelago, between Sumbawa and Timor islands. The name Flores is an abbreviation of "Cabo de Flores"; a name used by Portuguese sailors in the 17th century to identify the cape on the eastern end of the islands because of its underwater gardens. Divided by mountain chains and volcanoes, the island populated by ethnic groups with their own traditions and languages. This coffee has a pleasing aroma of dark chocolate, mint and tobacco, low acidity, full mouthfeel and a sweet flavor that mellows to a nice baker’s chocolate. Even if you normally add sugar, you should try a sip of this black. You may be very pleasantly surprised.
Guatemalan Antigua, Ethiopian Sidamo (Full City Roast) This is a classic blend. Antigua from the high altitudes of Guatemala, this coffee has a whole wheat fig bar flavor turning to dark chocolate which is maintained through the long finish. The Ethiopian Sidamo also has great body and amazing mouthfeel with bracing, citrus acidity - it’s like a dark chocolate orange!
Honduras (Medium Roast) This coffee is produced in Santa Elena in western Honduras on small farms as part of a balanced diversity, which also includes corn, beans, and livestock. The Dulce Meloso Blend is a balanced and sweet coffee with hints of dulce de leche, a rounded mouthfeel and honey sweetness through the finish.
Mexican, Pluma Tres Oros (City Roast) This gem of Central American coffees is exported by a family owned company that has been purchasing, preparing, and exporting coffee from this region for over 40 years. The coffee is grown and harvested by small to large farms throughout Oaxaca in the Pluma region. The coffee is smooth, sweet, and full-bodied with caramel and cinnamon flavors and medium acidity.
Mexican, Putla (Light Roast) Putla is a small village fairly remote region outside Oaxaca, Mexico. This co-op manages farms of high-grown, shaded coffee which has a chocolaty aroma and a pleasant acidity which transforms into a delicate sweetness. The perfect breakfast compliment.
Mexico, Pluma Altura EP This coffee is exported by a family owned company that has been purchasing, preparing, and exporting coffee from this region for over 40 years. The coffee is grown and harvested by small to large farms throughout Oaxaca in the Pluma region. The coffee produced is smooth, sweet, full-bodied, with caramel and cinnamon flavors and medium acidity.
Nicaragua, Dipelto SHP EP - Based in the Segovia region of northern Nicaragua, Promotora de Desarollo Cooperativo de las Segovias (PRODECOOP) was established in 1993 in order to provide credit and technical assistance to its members and to access the specialty coffee market. With over 500 women, strong leadership, committed members and close relationships with multiple buyers this is a remarkably successful cooperative, allowing PRODECOOP to function independently of external aid or loans. Dipilto is a mountainous zone that hosts Nicaragua’s highest peaks, with an extraordinary biodiversity. The small municipality of Dipilto is considered Nicaragua’s leading zone in terms of coffee production and quality.
Nicaragua, Matagalpa (Full City Roast) This popular Nicaraguan offers pleasant body with mild citricity and light, semi-sweet chocolate flavors. The finish is clean and relaxing.
Panama, La Berlina SHB (City Roast) La Berlina Estate Coffee Farm was founded in the 1900’s by Segundo Diaz, a Colombian soldier sent to Panama. Small coffee plants and seeds could be found in the rainforest. While the coffee plants were growing, Diaz and his family built a farm and a sugar cane mill. Despite the rising costs, Diaz’s son, Don Manuel, continued to work on and run the coffee farm. Today, La Berlina Estate is known throughout the world, and its coffee is highly regarded. This “strictly hard” Central American bean offers a very sweet, well balanced cup with medium body, pleasant crisp acidity, and a rich smooth finish.
Papua New Guinea, Kimel - Peaberry This peaberry coffee hails from the Kimel Estate located in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea almost a mile above sea level. The aroma has very comforting spice notes with light citrus in the background. The flavor follows but adds very pleasing chocolate and caramel notes. A very smooth coffee with medium acidity and clean aftertaste.
Papua New Guinea, Sigri The finest coffee in New Guinea comes from the Sigri estate, in the Waghi Valley of Papua New Guinea, where climate, soil and elevation combine to create ideal growing conditions. A coffee prized by connoisseurs, our Papua New Guinea Sigri A is naturally sweet, with a fruity aroma, a spicy body, and clean flavor.
Peruvian Hard Bean (h.b) (Light Roast) Grown in the Central Highlands of Peru, this partial shade coffee has a unique sweetness resembling fresh vanilla bean. The acidity is light and slightly citrus while the body is unusually rich.
Rwanda, Dukunde KawaCooperative Sweet accents of caramelized sugars, cherry hard-candy notes, violet floral notes at the lightest roasts as well as tangerine/mandarin citrus. This cooperative cultivates its coffee near a gorilla habitat in the mountains of Central Rwanda. Employing a majority female workforce (80%), Dukunde Kawa has helped to positively impact local families. Their coffee has been Fair Trade Certified since 2004.
Sulawesi, Toraja Mild classic earthy tones break into mellow herbal notes that invoke the serenity of a lush meadow. A full body rounds this coffee into a smooth finish accented by just a hint of freshly cracked black pepper. From the fabled growing region of Tana Toraja comes this sturdy and unique coffee. Unlike its other more famous Indonesian counterparts, Sulawesi is crisp and refreshing.
Sumatra, Mandheling (Dark Roast) Rich in history and rich in flavor, these bean trees were once lost to the jungles of Sumatra. Rediscovered after almost 100 years then replanted in the Mandheling Province of West Sumatra, this coffee has a syrupy body with hints of chocolate and brown sugar. It is well-known for its smooth and full bodied flavor that is both earthy and complex.
Tanzania (Full City Roast) Tanzanian coffee is grown on the side of the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. It has a bright acidity and strong flavor.
Uganda, Bugisu (Full City Roast) This African coffee carries a heavy, almost syrupy body. The nose is rich with the slightest hint of flowery aroma. The flavor is deep and pleasantly powerful. Sipi Falls is a beautiful landmark in Uganda, originating from Mount Elgon. According to many because of the large size of its base, Elgon was once the tallest mountain in Africa. The Sipi Falls Coffee Project, was initiated by Kawacom in 1999. It now incorporates over 5,000 small-holder farmers, which cover an area of over 2,000 hectares. With training, young trees, and extension services provided by Kawacom, farmers are improving agronomic practices for both quantity and higher quality yield, generating more income for their families. Extensive use of intercropping provides both shade and compost for the coffee trees and food for the farmers, as well.
Our Signature Blends Our House Coffee Uncommon Blend (Dark Roast) We chose this all-day cup of java, with its soulful aromatics and bold round flavor, as our house coffee. It is wonderfully smooth with gentle acidity and a good full body.
Sunnyside Radiator Blend (French Blend) This blend of beans from Mexico and Sumatra - roasted together - honors the Sunnyside Neighborhood which has always been one of Denver’s working class communities. Comprised of hardworking immigrants and their descendants, this cultural melting pot warms the city like a toasty radiator. This building was repurposed from an old radiator shop into this community gathering place and coffeehouse.
Oral & Hearty BlendInspired by Dennis Gallagher & Tom Noel (Full City Roast) Tom Noel and Dennis Gallagher have been keep Denver’s oral history alive with a good dose of hearty laughter. Akin to a good story, this cup of coffee—a Latin American and Indonesian blend—has good body with crisp, clean flavor and a silky smooth lingering finish. (Like Dennis & Tom!)
Espresso Blend (Central Italian Style Medium Roast) This unique espresso blend is roasted to the classic Central Italy temperature scale. Its blend of beans displays the sweetness and acidity of South America, the wine and fruit of Africa, with the rich, heavy body of the Pacific. The pour is blessed with a thick, golden-red crema.
French Roast This blend of Indonesian and Central American beans is roasted to the celebrated French scale. Good at any time of the day but a star in the morning because of its heavy body and intensity of flavors.