When you close your eyes and imagine the best cup of coffee in the most perfect coffee shop you’ve ever been – from the colors and textures to the smells, sounds, food, lighting, and even the other people in the joint… that’s what we wanted to build. To bring that soulful vision and experience to Denver and to you. Bringing the vision to life. Not just in the design of our store, but in our employees, our product, our community.
For us, this isn’t just a business; this is a mission. We’ve been serving the community for decades as firefighters. It’s only recently that we’ve decided to serve the community through community and through coffee. We can all relate to coffee, community, jazz, and art. They transcend our differences and unite. This is the dream we’ve brought to life: to bring people together in this “urban mix”.
–Joe & Jen Florez, Founders
“The name Urban Mix is our way of saying that all of us are in this (mix) together. We’re neighbors and friends. We want people to leave here better. Our biggest thing is wanting to give back to the people who live and work here in our community.”
“Urban Mix is about bringing together the things that we really love. We have parties and gatherings at home a lot – and it’s not one race, religion, or culture… it’s Urban Mix at our house! Sitting down and talking to people and hearing their stories, and sitting across the table from them with a cup of coffee and getting to know them as a person… we could solve the whole world’s problems right there.”
“My mom being a teacher, and Jen’s a nurse, we grew up and have a heart for helping people and really coming together. You could say heart + helping is in our DNA.”
We’re Denver natives who have been coffee enthusiasts for a very long time. We’ve searched for the perfect cup of coffee, and I think that we’re getting close. When you walk in and taste it, and combine that with the environment, we’ve found the perfect cup. And we want to serve that to you.”