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“Must stop here if you are in Estes Park!”
Review of Kind Coffee

Kind Coffee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: KIND offers Estes Park's only roasted coffee- all certified organic and fair trade. We're also a full service coffee shop- organic teas, fresh fruit smoothies, milkshakes, and a slew of breakfast and lunch items. While you're here, enjoy free WiFi (with any purchase); riverfront seating and access; great Estes Park souvenir shopping and don't forget the dog sitter (or friend or family) so get some poundage (of fresh roasted beans) to take home with you! Are you a local (or tourist?) Find Kind Coffee on Facebook to take advantage of Deals and be notified of specials and new coffees/events. History Established in 2002. Kind Coffee is dynamically committed to supporting local communities and promoting the sustainability of our environment. We consider it our mission to provide customers the opportunity to positively impact the planet through the purchase of our high quality roasts. Each bean that comes out of our roastery is chemical free, fairly traded, shade grown, certified organic, Swiss Water decaffeinated, good for you and the environment. In other words, Kind is what coffee should be. Kind's intent extends beyond a profit, attempting to reach the consumer's principles, perhaps enticing other businesses to do the same. We are thrilled to be able to give of our time, energy, money and, of course, coffee, to non-profit organizations and other causes and events in order to give back to the community that supports us. This example, we hope, will encourage coffee drinkers to keep choosing fairly traded, shade grown, certified organic coffee that celebrates life and the preservation of our world.
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Wonderfully prepared coffee and delicious treats! There are also lots of items to purchase. I always end up buying a cup or coffee to take home.

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Reviewed March 25, 2012

We had coffe and breakfast there, and it was good. The only complaint is they are hypocritical. they claim to be very "green" and use and sell, earth friendly products, and then recycle nothing!

It's not like there is no recycling available, we past the recycle center a half mile away.

Put your effort where your mouth is.

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1  Thank Whirnot
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xfiregal, Owner at Kind Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

Thanks for visiting KIND. We don't make a habit of responding to reviews, especially since most are simply subjective and we take the good with the bad and hope to learn and grow and improve from them. However, this review is simply incorrect and needs addressing. KIND COFFEE does recycle- through the program that is offered in Estes Park. We collect the standard- newspapers, glass, plastics #1 and #2, and aluminum. These are picked up weekly from our shop. We apologize that this wasn't made clear, but it is a regular practice and have a recycling bin that is kept behind the counter. Unfortunately a lot of the "green" products coffee shops use, including us, are BIODEGRADABLE but not specifically recycleable. Estes Park does not have a commercial composting program/facility, and therefore those products are not recycled. But, they are made from greener materials, and they do break down faster. Try as we may, no system seem to be perfect. We encourage our customers, through discounts and education, to use their own, REUSABLE travel mugs or our house mugs, and also suggest thinking twice before NEEDING a fork AND knife to eat a bagel or burrito. Thank you for your feedback and for reminding us that we need better signage on what we are doing. KIND is what coffee should be.

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Reviewed March 8, 2012

Kind Coffee is a local establishment that manages to survive just a block from Starbucks, that lets you know how good it is. We like to support the local shops and this is a good cup of joe. Atmosphere is relaxed and casual, comfy chairs and windows that look out onto the creek. Great for a cup there or get beans to go.

Thank Kris G
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

If you want to support local shop stop here. Great service and coffee. We always go for the Mexican mocha.

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

We wouldn't dream of having any other coffee while in Estes Park. And, we even order their freshly roasted coffee for our daily use in Dallas, as well as for Christmas and other gifts. The online service is very accommodating. I've only had coffee at their retail shop once and found it very enjoyable.

Thank gremm
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