Word of Mouth Denver: Cannabis and Culinary Culture

The mile-high city comes into its own with regulated recreational marijuana and an equally thoughtful boom in the food scene

The hype surrounding the highly regulated legalization of retail marijuana in Colorado has subsided in the last six months, with tax revenue forecasts being taken down a notch and the absence of statewide hysteria confirming what may have motivated many of the majority voters: it’s really not that big a deal. When it comes to Denver, cannabis culture isn’t exploding with the modified laws so …

Ninety Plus Custom Slayer Espresso Machine

A rare collaboration creates a professional shot-puller clad in black cherry wood and oxblood leather

Unknown to those outside the niche community of coffee purists, Denver’s Sensory Room is a rare enclave that hosts the highest caliber coffee tastings around. Run by Ninety Plus (a green coffee purveyor, grower and all around authority on the subject), the space is used as a proving ground for all coffee touched by the company. To make the establishment even more special, legendary espresso …

Winter Session

Canvas and leather goods from Denver's Five Points neighborhood, designed and produced by one team

Deep in the heart of Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, a group of five artisans and designers are reviving the Western tradition of leather-crafted, rugged goods with Winter Session. Once dubbed the “Harlem of the west,” over the years the neighborhood has been home to a thriving jazz and beatnik scene—including stints from Jack Kerouac and Billie Holiday—before falling on rough times up until a …