We believe in putting love above all else.
Without love, life is empty. That’s why at Rivers and Roads Coffee, love is at the center of all that we do. With every action we take - from the bread we bake to the coffee we roast, we work hard to place love first and to care for our community.
In a world filled with so much turmoil, we strive to create a place of rest, peace and sanctuary. Won’t you join us?
Creative Mornings Talk
Hear one of our founders speak to the lovely Creative Mornings Denver audience about why we exist:
At Rivers and Roads, we are a little crazy about the details. We roast our coffee, scratch make our syrups, bake our own bread and pastries, and geek out on food. Our rotating menu features scratch made pastries, sandwiches, salads, and other delicious things. Along with our regular menu, we also have gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and paleo options available daily.
Join us for family dinner on the second Sunday of every month from 6-8pm (or until we run out of food). Family dinner is free, just donate as much or as little as you can afford. All proceeds go to supporting community projects and organizations in our neighborhood. Spend some time getting to know your neighbors – all are welcome!
Co-Founder & General Manager
Desiree Keen is an educator, trainer, writer, customer service specialist and dreamer.
In her past career, Desiree spent over a decade perfecting her craft in the world of hair artistry and design. Her experience as a master stylist and studio salon owner naturally segued into education and corporate training, where she worked for the Aveda Corporation for many years. Leaving her long-time career with Aveda, she most recently worked as an educator for Denver Public Schools.
Desiree’s passion for building community and lifting people up through education are at the core of her new role as the Co-Founder and General Manager of Rivers and Roads Coffee.
Co-Founder & Head Roaster
Michael Keen is an artist, illustrator, designer, chef, business systems developer, expert barista, and coffee roaster.
In an attempt to meld his worlds, Michael spent many years striving to perfect the art of coffee service, preparation and community, eventually becoming an internationally recognized latte artist and restaurant design consultant. Through this art form, he has had the opportunity to share coffee with people from around the world, and has been featured in various print and television outlets such as The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The Denver Post, Denver Modernism, 5280, The London Sun, Denver Life Magazine, Channel 9 News, Fox 31 News, Channel 4 News, and more.