Pin Drop Coffee drops a pin near North Boulder Park

Roaming coffee shop goes free-range amid Covid-19

By Paul Hagey May 12 2020

Free-range coffee purveyor Pin Drop Coffee, a pop-up visitor at area businesses and events before Covid-19, has nowhere to go, so owner Kimberly Roppo set up a table and a sandwich board in her apartment complex’s front yard on the southern edge of North Boulder Park and started selling from home.

Kim Roppo

Kim, who sells her pourover coffee, tea and cascara (a tea made from the dried skins of coffee fruit) once a month at Topo Designs on Pearl Street and at Acme Fine Foods in Louisville, has been working to grow Pin Drop into a full-time sustainable endeavor since November.

“The idea is to insert coffee where it doesn’t exist,” Kim says.

Kim, who has made her drinks pay-what-you-can during Covid-19, typically has one Colorado roaster and two out-of-state roasters. Currently, she’s featuring coffee from Longmont roaster Traction Coffee and North Boulder roaster The Coffee Ride.

Recently, she has tested a partnership with a local small-batch baker who may sell cookies to pare with her coffee and teas.

Kim has kept her stall open seven days each week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. but may add in a day off soon.

Paul Hagey

Paul Hagey is BLDRfly’s founder and editor. When not wrangling video, audio and words in the name of story, he’s riding his mountain bike, trail running and hanging with his awesome wife Jen and their young daughter.