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First Ascent Coffee Roasters

21 Elk Avenue, Inside the Guild Cafe at First & Elk, Crested Butte, CO 81224
+1 970-349-5434
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“great coffee” (11 reviews)
“bakery” (15 reviews)
“roasting” (5 reviews)
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21 Elk Avenue, Inside the Guild Cafe at First & Elk, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This location is now called Octopus coffee, which is a great place for coffee as well as breakfast and lunch!

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Popped in here to grab some coffee sachet to take camping...not the cheapest coffee but worth it for those early mornings over Spring break.

1  Thank Rochelle A
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Excellent coffe,baristas know what they are doing, and always do it with a smile while discussing town happenings.

Thank sfbayguy2018
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Shannon's criteria for a coffee shop 1. Good Coffee 2. a pleasant place to sit read or crank through some work First Ascent has awesome coffee drinks made with incredibly fresh milk. The ambiance is adorable practical with lots of small tables, a long bar,...More

Thank shannonod3
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I love bringing my own mug and getting coffee there. But even better is buying their instant coffee and taking home a package. IT IS INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL! It's a fair price although I would like to buy a case for an even lower price. :)...More

Thank skaterbabie
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stopped in to grab a coffee while strolling main street's farmers market. I really enjoyed the Maple Latte.

Thank Rhiannon C
FirstAscentCoffee, Owner at First Ascent Coffee Roasters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for stopping in! We use Vermont Sticky organic maple syrup in our lattes. Mmmm...

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

There is a lot packed into a small space / coffee roasting, bakery and some other light foods. We stopped for an afternoon treat and chose a macaroon that literally melted in our mouths. Absolutely delicious!

Thank Wandering963
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Latte is excellent. You have choice of espresso to choose from. Foam is nice. Service is questionable. They never made my latte. Had to ask and then wait some more.

Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Smells great, but... wow. Try to order a coffee, and you'll get hit with the pretension of the many choices of how to make the coffee and the many sweet or bitter notes you may want in your brew (just a soupçon of snobbery with...More

Thank CEG12
FirstAscentCoffee, Owner at First Ascent Coffee Roasters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Hi. We're sorry your not a fan of our coffee selection. We love celebrating the differences between coffees from different regions. We love the varieties of coffees that the world has to offer. If that's not your scene, and you prefer blends, there are plenty...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

CB has great coffee but this is as serious and professional buying, roasting and preparing as you will find. It is the opposite of Starbucks. The baristas take the necessary time to make the drinks correctly. So wait patiently. The food here is also excellent...More

Thank Bigjeff41
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Elk Avenue, Inside the Guild Cafe at First & Elk, Crested Butte, CO 81224
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 970-349-5434
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First Ascent Coffee Roasters roasts the finest single-origin coffees, and produces their own Hand-Crafted Instant Coffee.
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