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ColorDance: Celebrate Boulder Arts Week with Ozo

ColorDanceCome Celebrate First Friday and Boulder Arts Week with good coffee and beautiful art. You are invited to Khiri’s first public art opening in Boulder, CO at Ozo on Arapahoe! The pieces in this show were created through playing with a wide variety of materials and mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, found objects, and handmade papers. Through an intuitive process, focused on being in the moment and having fun, the show will include boldly colorful multimedia paintings and sculptures.

Ozo’s April Art Show ColorDance with local artist Khiri Lee

On display April 2nd-31st; Meet & Greet is 4-6pm on April 7th
5340 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

Khiri Lee is an artist, dancer, painter, faerie, educator, poet, seamstress, street performer, and all around renaissance woman. You can learn more about her at www.khirilee.com.

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Ozo Coffee Launches Peru Aprocassi Project

Peru AprocassiWe are excited to be working with the Peru Aprocassi cooperative for the third year. Aprocassi was founded in response to encroachment by mining companies looking to extract the region’s rich reserves of gold, silver, and other minerals. The cooperative, now 425 small scale producers, believed that they could be more effective at conserving and protecting their land and ecosystem as a united group. 

In the following 15 years, the members of Aprocassi have stayed true to their initial intent, investing their resources in farmer training, community support, healthcare, and education. Farmers have also been reforesting with native trees to improve soil nutrients, prevent erosion and provide shade.

This year, we have been working hard to put together a new project to help the cooperative finance a development project at Aprocassi. Through the sales of this coffee, we are putting together funds for Aprocassi to start building solar dryers to help streamline the drying process and make product quality more consistent. A solar dryer is a greenhouse-like structure, often with cement patio base, which offers farmers more control over temperature, airflow, and humidity, during drying.

Peru Aprocassi Solar Dryers ProjectThese solar drying modules will:

-Yield higher quality coffee
-Decrease environmental pollution
-Decrease the cost of production
-Improve the health and quality of life for coffee-growing families.

A portion of the proceeds from every bag of Peru Aprocassi sold will directly benefit the project. Click here to order Peru Aprocassi online.  This washed coffee has a mild cherry-like acidity, a sweetness like dulce de leche, and a rich, syrupy, body.

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Ozo Coffee & Boulder Beer Collaboration

Join us at the Pub for a special beer release and countdown to St. Patrick’s Day party!

We will be tapping Irish Blessing, an Oak-Aged Coffee Stout brewed with an abundance of black and chocolate malts for a bittersweet chocolate finish.

Boulder Beer collaborated with local roasters at Ozo Coffee Company to determine the perfect roast to complement the stout, choosing the OZO Blend to use in the brew adding earthy, roasted coffee flavors to the beer. Boulder Beer then aged the Irish Blessing in Jameson Irish Whiskey soaked oak, imparting the finishing touches of whiskey and wood!

Rumor has it that an Irish themed jokes and toasts competition will also take place. Slainte!

Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

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Thursday Night Throwdown 2/2/17

Ready to flaunt your barista skills? Join us for a Thursday Night Throwdown on Feb. 2nd.
When: Thursday, 2.2.17 (Groundhog day), sign-up starts at 6p, 1st pour at 7:00p
Where: Ozo Coffee Co. Longmont – 1232 S. Hover Rd. – Longmont, CO
Deets: $5 buy in, winner takes all, bracket style. Prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.  Lite snacks and libations.
Additional prizes from: Baratza, Aerobie, Frieling, Topo Designs, Fjallraven, Goorin Bros., Organic Bliss, FATE Brewing Company, Parry’s Pizzeria and Bar & More!
Questions? Email Greg (at) OzoCoffee.com to learn more!
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Ozo Packaging Featured on Unpacking Coffee

What an honor to have our packaging featured by the Unpacking Coffee blog. Hosts Ray and Kandace discuss the many nuances of our retail coffee labels and include comments from our director of retail operations, Greg Lefcourt.

“This week we’re talking about OZO Coffee Company out of Boulder, Colorado. I love this packaging. It’s super cool. There’s like a whole identity family that goes with it here. I would say out of all the identities for coffee I’ve seen this one looks like it was made in Guatemala or something. This is a nice bag. Square bottom, bio trade.”

Click here to watch the video, read the interview, and browse their stunning photos!

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OZO LONGMONT NOW OPEN!!!

Come visit us at our new location any Monday-Saturday 6am-9pm or Sunday 7am-7pm.
In the new Village at the Peaks shopping center at 1232 S. Hover Rd.
We’re so excited to bring our coffee, service, and vibe to the Longmont community!