Comal Kitchen offers Denver unique, Ethiopian coffee experience

“People talk about gossip, politics, everything around coffee,” said Ethiopian coffee purveyor Sara Gebre.

Peter Rae (left to right), Daniel Matoba, Christine Harwood and Sarah Fischer clink coffee cups. Comal Kitchen, Dec. 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; comal kitchen; food; globeville; taxi;
Peter Rae (left to right), Daniel Matoba, Christine Harwood and Sarah Fischer clink coffee cups. Comal Kitchen, Dec. 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Comal Kitchen, the social enterprise founded to give residents of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea a leg up into entrepreneurship, launched new Ethiopian coffee offerings this week.

Sara Gebre is the collective’s newest member, and the first to come from outside Comal’s normal north Denver focus area. She’ll be serving up traditionally-made coffee on Thursdays between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. each week, delivered with cookies and urns flowing with incense.


Is your building an energy hog? Check out this map.

The city of Denver is using peer pressure to fight climate change.

A screenshot from a map of energy efficiency in Denver. (City and County of Denver/EnergizeDenver.org)
A screenshot from a map of energy efficiency in Denver. (City and County of Denver/EnergizeDenver.org)

The city of Denver is using peer pressure to fight climate change: A new map published by the city rates the energy efficiency of the largest buildings in Denver. So far, it appears that buildings here are more energy efficient than the national average.


Denver weather today: A high of 60

Good morning. Temperatures are warming right up to 60 degrees in Denver today, according to the National Weather Service. It should be a sunny day.

Another cold front will arrive on Saturday, bringing a chance of very light snow or light freezing drizzle to the Front Range on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The weather next week will return to warm and dry until another cold front and some potential precipitation on Thursday.


Hickenlooper picks CU law professor Melissa Hart for state Supreme Court

Hart will take the place of Allison Eid, who was appointed to Denver’s federal appeals court by President Donald Trump.

Inside the Colorado Supreme Court room at the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) colorado supreme court; justice; law; civic center; denver; kevinjbeaty;
Inside the Colorado Supreme Court at the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Gov. John Hickenlooper has picked University of Colorado law professor Melissa Hart to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court.

Hart will take the place of Allison Eid, who was appointed to Denver’s federal appeals court by President Donald Trump. She filled the vacancy left by Neil Gorsuch, who stepped down after being nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Denver’s streak of days without measurable snowfall ends at 65, five days shy of record

Whether or not it feels like real snow in your heart is entirely different matter.

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The Confluence Denver on a snowy day, Oct. 26, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Last night’s dusting of snow was just enough to officially end Denver’s more than two-month run without measurable snow.

The National Weather Service’s Boulder office recorded 0.4 inches at Denver International Airport.

Not much, but it counts.