After nearly two years as a web publication we are excited to bring you our first print edition. Volume One is 112 pages of beautiful images and thoughtful words inspired by Southern Colorado. Stoires in Volume One include: Cafe Motique, The Meadery, Yobel, Ryan Lloyd of Echo Architecture and more! Magazine will come out in November. BUY NOW!
“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.” -Anne Lamott
Since opening its doors in 2008, Wisdom Tea House has become a central part of the community in Historic Downtown Monument. Owners, Diane and Tom Wisdom, have created a warm space for people to build relationships over a pot of tea and delicious food.
While hiking or mountain biking are the usual ways for people to get outside, the city also has an impressive array of outdoor dining options in the city. Mountain views and plenty of sunshine make the Pikes Peak Region an ideal spot for dining al fresco
Full Interview with Frank Bonanno: Owner, Chef of Mizuna, Lou’s, Osteria Marco, Bones, Smoke House, Green Russell, Wednesday’s Pie, LUCA, Vesper Lounge, Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, Salt & Grinder in and around Denver
The Broadmoor played host in early March to some of the bests chefs and beverage experts in their respective industries. COCO Food Writer, Katie Lew talks more about her experience.
Liz Rosenbaum owns and operates Her Story Cafe, located at Library 21c, the newest branch of Pikes Peak Library District. Patrons browse for books, and families shuffle by for story time, as the faint sound of hissing lattes plays in the background. Rosenbaum considers herself a culinary anthropologist—someone who loves both food and history.
Starting the day with coffee is typical for most people. For Tyler Hill, barista at The Principal’s Office, it’s more typical to spend the entire day surrounded by coffee. Hill is a specialty coffee enthusiast and is quickly becoming one of Colorado Springs’ most talented latte artists and teachers.
Colorado Collective (COCO) seeks out the new and unique in Southern Colorado. We pay careful attention to the old and well-loved. We are compelled to bring them together in conversation—to share with our friends in words, images, and film. We hope to create a place where Makers, Creators, and Enthusiasts can gather to cultivate new collaborations, to uncover hidden gems, and to celebrate cultural and artistic pioneers in our community.
We love Southern Colorado. We are proud to live here. We invite you to share your stories and take part in our gatherings. Help us discover what makes our home so rare and wonderful.