- Courtesy Nestaseya Baadani
Nestaseya Baadani, a current employee at Loyal Coffee Co. and recent Womxn in Coffee award winner (a local nod given at an industry-honoring Third Space Coffee event), plans to open Prism Coffee Co. this summer as a specialty coffee catering cart that she says is ideal for “any type of event that wants to add a little something to let people know they’re appreciated.”
Baadani will focus solely on coffee (no snacks) to ensure each cappuccino, cortado, Americano or latte is crafted with “the utmost care and excellence.”
The push cart, equipped with a La Marzocco espresso machine, will source a variety of roasts from a rotation of Colorado Springs java shops so that, Baadani says, “people can taste different coffees and support local and community.”
Beasts and Brews (beastsandbrews.com) opened on May 20 at 7 Spectrum Loop, in Northgate, with an in-house butcher shop featuring locally derived proteins; a 100-tap self-serve pour system that highlights independently owned, Colorado breweries; and an eclectic menu that executive chef Noah Siebenaller calls “unique and interesting.”
“It’s kind of a mashup of three different dreams,” says Siebenaller, noting he and “the butcher,” Jason Nauert, have been conjuring up this combined vision for nearly seven years.
The sprawling craft beer lineup impresses, and the plates at an early media preview far exceeded our expectations, with items ranging from a juicy PB&J burger to elk fajitas and whole Colorado trout.
“The best way I can describe it is elevated comfort food with a focus on family-style,” says Siebenaller. “I want people to share plates and experience the food and the menu together.”
Beasts and Brews promises “a big celebration” at its official grand opening, slated for Saturday, June 1.