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The Fika Passport Espresso

The 2016 Denver FIKA Passport


The Swedish concept that basically means to relax and have coffee in the afternoon with friends or family. This idea of slowing down and taking time out of your day to enjoy your coffee instead of rushing off to the next thing is what fika is all about. This experience is worth slowing down for and so is the coffee itself. Two Parts, the folks behind The Passport Program, is betting that the people of Denver will agree too.

The Fika Passport Denver

Here’s how it works: From April 1 through October 1, present The Fika Passport to the barista at one of the participating coffee shops (full list below) for the deal. At checkout, the booklet will be stamped. It’s that simple.

The cost of entering into the world of fika will only set you back $20. The new passport went on sale last week and will inevitably sell out soon. Just like The Winter Warmer and The Denver Passport (which sold out in a week last year), you can buy yours on the Fika Passport website. Clare excitedly suggested I title this blog post, “The Fika Virus,” and I told her that it’s inappropriate.

As always, follow along with The Fika Passport on:

Here are the coffee shops participating in the 2016 Denver Fika Passport:

  • Allegro Coffee Roasters
  • Amethyst Coffee Co.
  • Bellwether
  • Black Black Coffee
  • Black Eye Coffee
  • Boxcar Coffee Roasters
  • Coda Coffee Co.
  • Copper Door Coffee Roasters
  • Corvus Coffee Roasters
  • Crema
  • Denver Bicycle Cafe
  • Hooked on Colfax
  • Huckleberry Roasters
  • Little Owl Coffee
  • Lula Rose General Store
  • Luna Gourmet Coffee & Tea Co.
  • Metropolis Coffee
  • Novo Coffee
  • Pablo’s Coffee
  • Purple Door Coffee
  • Stowaway Coffee + Kitchen
  • Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters
  • Two Rivers Coffee
  • Weathervane Cafe

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Winter Warmer 2016

The 2016 Winter Warmer

Winter is tough.

Shoveling snow. Bundling up. Waiting out in the cold for the BX that’s always late…

Luckily for all of us, the Winter Warmer is here to help by offering 2-for-1 drink specials at 20 or so of the hottest restaurants in Denver. This was the gift I was most delighted to receive this Christmas. (Thanks, Ariana.)

Winter Warmer Denver 2016

This year, the Winter Warmer hits Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins in full force. Similar to the Passport Program, the Winter Warmer is designed for exploration and giving customers a reason to visit new and upcoming restaurants they might not have thought about before. Think of the Winter Warmer as your fun enabler friend who doesn’t know quite when to quit… it’s kind of like that…but you’ll save money and give back to a worthy cause throughout the process.

For every Winter Warmer sold, The Passport Program will donate $1 to Food Bank of the Rockies.  With each dollar providing four meals to hungry Coloradans, Winter Warmer donations could provide up to 22,000 meals across the state.

The 2016 Winter Warmer is on sale now for $20. Last year, it sold out in 48 hours so you should probably get on this.

Restaurants participating

Winter Warmer Bar List 2016

I’m really looking forward to a trip to Bar Fausto and Rebel Restaurant. What about you?

In the new year, Clare and I are sticking with our 2015 habit of cooking at home more often than we dine out at restaurants. The Winter Warmer scratches my restaurant itch for the price of an award-winning cocktail. The other night I made some of the softest sandwiches ever: fresh French bread with cannellini beans, cucumber and a perfectly ripe avocado. I ate mine condiment-less and Clare doused hers in Follow Your Heart vegan Ranch dressing.

Vegan White Bean and Avocado Sandwich

Cook at home and drink on the town! Be sure to tag your photos, tweets and everything else with #WinterWarmer along your travels and who knows, maybe I’ll see you out there.

Stay warm, my friends.

This post was shared in collaboration with our homies at Tony’s, source of all the delicious ingredients in this post. We’re lucky to be included in their blogger ambassador program.

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