Getting buzzed in Aspen is easy with options like these five coffee shops.
1 Peach's Corner Cafe
Peach's arguably has the best corner in town, and that also makes it one of the top spots to linger over a cup of joe. From open to close, the shop is packed with people--from recharging City Hall employees to skiers on their way to the lifts. Its cappuccinos are full, pastries delicious and crowds are diverse, earning its place atop the coffee shop list.
121 S Galena St. Aspen, CO 81611
2 Ink! Coffee
Sharing a space with D&E ski and snowboard rentals, Ink! Coffee is notoriously busy--with good reason. Its array of coffee choices, from drip to a blended iced mocha, are all palate-pleasing. And because its a hub of activity from dawn until dusk, its coffee shop quotient is high.
121 S Galena St Aspen, CO 81611
Snowmass Village's one-stop coffee shop is Fuel. Here, caffeine-seekers and bagel-eaters find a happy combo, as the shop features fine espresso and locally sourced food, when possible. If a coffee buzz isn't on your agenda, Fuel has a smoothies and teas too.
4 Victoria's Bakery and Espresso
In a good coffee shop, the lingering smell of roasted espresso beans hits you when you walk in. That's the case with Victoria's, where fresh-ground coffee and accompanying food is the focus. Located on Durant, it's a convenient stop on the way to Aspen mountain, when you're getting ready for a day on the hill.
510 E Durant Ave Aspen, CO 81611
5 Starbuck's Coffee
What town isn't complete without one? This Starcbucks happens to be situated at the base of Aspen mountain, which means Frappuccinos and venti mochas are just steps from a gondola-ride up the hill. And a hot coffee on the way to skiing may just be the best "shop" around.
555 E Durant Ave Aspen, CO 81611