Locally-Roasted Coffee

A specialty coffee shop in the heart of Highlands Ranch.

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Great Coffee, Great Cause

Mountainview Coffee serves coffee roasted by Purple Door, a Denver-based non-profit specialty coffee company that provides youth and young adults who are seeking to leave homelessness both employment and job-training. The coffee beans are well-sourced, lightly roasted, and provide a social benefit to the formerly homeless. The coffee is then served freshly ground and brewed on quality equipment within two weeks of roasting date, and alongside other great, fresh, local products. The espresso menu ranges from traditional, quality, small-portion espresso beverages such as cortados and cappuccinos to house-recipe caramel lattes.

Coffee Shop Hours

Mountainview Coffee is open Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 1 pm. We are also open before all three of our weekend services (Saturday night and Sunday morning).

Our newly remodeled cafe is a great place to hold a meeting – we even have free WiFi!

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About Purple Door Coffee

Hear the two founders of Purple Door talk about their mission (and how your coffee purchase helps change lives!).

Learn More About Your Coffee

What is Specialty Coffee?

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) uses the term “specialty coffee” to define the highest-quality green coffee beans roasted to their greatest flavor potential by true craftspeople and then properly brewed to well-established standards.

How Much Caffeine is in My Coffee?

That depends. But generally speaking, an 8 oz cup of brewed coffee has approximately 95 mg of caffeine. An 8 oz brewed cup of decaf has approximately 2 mg of caffeine. Contrary to conventional wisdom, lighter roasts have more caffeine.

Arabica or Robusta?

Arabica and Robusta are the two types of coffee around the world, each of which has a multitude of sub varieties. Arabica beans are higher quality beans. They only grow at high altitude, they are denser, they have less caffeine per bean, which makes them taste less bitter, and they require more attention to grow. Robusta beans contain much more caffeine, giving them a more bitter taste, they are hardier, and can grow at sea level with much less care.

How is an Espresso Made?

To make a true espresso or cappuccino drink, it is necessary to have proper brewing equipment to brew the coffee rapidly and thoroughly. An espresso maker allows pressurized water to make instant contact with every grain of coffee and immediately drip to produce a fresh cup of espresso. Espresso beans can be brewed in a conventional coffee maker. This will produce a rich-tasting cup of coffee, but not the same type of beverage you would be served when ordering an espresso or cappuccino in a coffeehouse.

Wet or Dry Processing?

Wet processing means that the beans go into vats of water and are then left to ferment for between 12-36 hours before the beans are removed from the fruit. After the fermentation, the berries are pushed through a press that extracts them from the pulp and then washed. After washing, the beans are placed out on vast drying sheets and raked periodically to help the beans dry evenly. This technique adds another layer of complexity to the beans and creates a more acidic flavor profile.

Dry processing means that the beans are immediately set out to dry without removing the berries, on vast drying tables, and then the berries are shucked once dry. This process takes longer, often around a month to dry fully, but does not require electricity, so it is the oldest processing method, and is still used in areas lacking other options. This process generally leads to a more earthy flavor profile.

Is Coffee Better for You than Water?

Well … we wouldn’t go that far. Marie Barone is a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator at UC Davis Medical Center in California. In an article in Men’s Journal, Ms. Barone had this to say about drinking coffee:

“Drinking a moderate amount of coffee (1–3 cups) is not going cause dehydration and the water used to make the coffee absolutely counts toward fluid intake.”

May I Bring My Coffee into the Main Room?

Absolutely! Since we believe good coffee and good worship belong together, you’ll find that Mountainview Coffee (our in-house coffee shop) serves locally-roasted coffee that you will love!

Where Are You Guys?

Mountainview Coffee is located inside Mountainview Christian Church at the corner of Highlands Ranch Parkway and Broadway, in the heart of Highlands Ranch. We are conveniently located only one mile south of C-470. Click here to use Google Maps.

About Mountainview

We are a non-denominational church that has been serving South Denver for over 25 years. We began in a grade school, built our current building in 2002, and have been helping start and revitalize churches across South Denver since the very beginning.

Highlands Ranch Campus

In Highlands Ranch, we offer three identical services each weekend.

Saturday at 5:30
Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45

40 East Highlands Ranch Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Get directions using Google Maps.

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