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2962 Welton St. Denver, CO

M-F: 7am – 5pm
Sat: 8am – 3pm
Closed on Sundays

Who We Are

Purple Door Coffee is a specialty espresso bar and coffee shop in Denver, Colorado that employs teens and young adults who have been homeless and want to leave homelessness behind.

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Our Team

Madison Chandler

Madison Chandler

Director of Development

Mark Smesrud

Mark Smesrud

Program Director

Katie Koehler

Katie Koehler

Business Manager

Our Employees

Our Employees

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 Huge shoutout to Phil at Corvus Coffee for training all of our baristas on the espresso machine. Phil is an amazing teacher and an all around good dude who makes great coffee. We love Corvus! #corvuscoffee #purpledoorcoffee  Guess who got his very own apartment last week?!? This guy! We are so excited for Kevin!!! #purpledoorcoffee  #purpledoorcoffee  Everyone meet David! He's new to the Purple Door Coffee team and we couldn't be more excited about him! #purpledoorcoffee
 A little work & a change of scenery on this dreary Denver day! Getting work done is that much more enjoyable when it supports this local coffee spot (a nonprofit that employs the homeless) I'll sip to that. More exciting adventure shots to come. Keep checking back, friends!! And as always, thank you thank you thank you for all the love & support! :lbp #lucybeaugardphotography #purpledoorcoffee  Today is Kaylee's last day! It's hard to believe that she has been here for a year. But, we are so excited to send her out into the world with her skills and silly faces. We love you Kaylee!! #purpledoorcoffee  Foggy, rainy Denver days are perfect for going to your favorite coffee shop. ☕️ Tag someone you wish you could have coffee with today! ☕️ #purpledoorcoffee  "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life." -Coco Chanel #meettheneighbors #villagesolo #denversalon #beourguest #forusbecauseofyou #fivepoints #purpledoorcoffee
 Often times, relationships form at Purple Door Coffee that are so much deeper than employer-employee relationships. Such is the case with Joe & Katie. They have truly built a life-long friendship! We are thankful to have such meaningful relationships in our place of work. #purpledoorcoffee  Today we have a limited amount of @oddisee 'The Good Fight' coffee sleeves! Come get one while they last! #purpledoorcoffee #oddisee  1/3 of the PDC staff getting interviewed for a radio show! #purpledoorcoffee  I braved the snow. Rewarded with coffee. #purpledoorcoffee #latte #lattesinthelounge
 On Friday night we celebrated the year that Kaylee had at Purple Door Coffee and the possibilities that her future holds. She wrote this poem in honor of her time at PDC: I waked in that purple door humbled and scared of rejection. What I received next was unexpected. Acceptance, understanding, support, and completely cloaked with love. Feeling unworthy was slowly transformed. My tool box was replenished with newer, constructive, and empowering utensils. I fell in love with the smell of coffee and the appreciation of quality. The beauty of the LaMarzocco. Re-emphasizing the tangibility of love. A symbolism of change. The process of transformation. A beautiful memory to carry with me along my never ending journey. I'm sad to think that my PDC days have come to an end. I've learned so many great things and even things about myself. I've built relationships that I value, also have met and interacted with people that have inspired me. I'm so grateful for this humbling and empowering opportunity. This wasn't something that was handed to me, this was something that I've worked for. This is not where I'm stopping. This is my new chapter, proof that success is tangible. The more I succeed the more I can be proud of the experiences that I've had along the way. The Forever Remembered Experience May 2, 2014-May 15, 2015 By: Kaylee Marie Soule #purpledoorcoffee  Two of our employees passing time with Chess. (Side note- we don't make our staff wear black, but this has become a common uniform among the staff.) #purpledoorcoffee  We are developing our summer menu and we are SO excited to tell you about the fun beverages we will be offering this summer. Keep your eyes on our social media next week to learn more! #purpledoorcoffee  Today Purple Door Coffee celebrates 2 years of being open. In these 2 years, we've hired 8 baristas, 4 have graduated the program and we've been lucky to serve countless customers! Thank you all for the love and support you've given to make Purple Door Coffee what it is. We love you guys! #purpledoorcoffee

Find Us

Purple Door Coffee
2962 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80205
720-515-6639

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 7:00am-5:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00am-3:00pm
Closed on Sundays